STS News - Summer 2017

In this issue, read about a new reporting dashboard for the STS National Database, a joint STS/EACTS cardiac surgery conference in Latin America, tips on building a successful academic career, how surgeons can avoid Medicare payment cuts, and more.

New Database Reporting Dashboard to be Unveiled This Fall

Surgeons and data managers from 25 Adult Cardiac Surgery Database sites participated this spring in a month-long pilot aimed at developing an online reporting dashboard that would offer interactivity and more detailed analyses of data from the national report PDF than participating sites currently receive.

Executive Director's Column: On an STS Quality Trip

If we were hard-pressed to identify the one thing that distinguishes The Society of Thoracic Surgeons from all of the other national medical specialty societies, most of us would probably identify the STS National Database, particularly in light of its international recognition and all of the other STS initiatives and activities that are dependent on it.