Become an STS National Database Participant

There are numerous benefits to participating in the STS National Database:

  • Helps improve patient outcomes
  • Identifies initiatives and new areas for quality improvement
  • Documents the quality of care delivered by your practice
  • Enables risk modeling of major procedures
  • Offers access to data for assessment of new technology and techniques
  • Provides the option to publicly report your star ratings
  • Meets the American Board of Thoracic Surgery Maintenance of Certification Part IV – Evaluation of Performance in Practice

International institutions are encouraged to join the Database. Learn more about the benefits of international participation.

How to Join the Database

Step 1: Contact Derek Steck to receive the Participant Contact Form, Participation Agreement, and Business Associates/Data Use Agreement. On the Participant Contact Form, please include contact information for the following people. You must provide surgeon-specific emails for all participating surgeons.

  • All surgeons/anesthesiologists participating
  • Surgeon Representative
  • Anesthesiologist Representative (if applicable)
  • Primary (and Backup) Data and File Contacts
  • Data Quality Report Recipient
  • Contract Contact
  • National Report Recipient

Step 2: Identify an STS Certified/Harvest Compliant Software Vendor.

Step 3: Fill out the form/agreements and return to Derek Steck. Once the agreements are fully executed, a five-digit Participant ID # (PID) will be issued.

US and Canada Fees for the STS National Database
  Adult Cardiac
Surgery Database

General Thoracic Surgery Database

Congenital Heart Surgery Database
If a majority of participating surgeons are STS members $3,500 flat fee per year + $150 per participating surgeon $550 per participating surgeon $4,500 flat fee per year + $5 per record
If majority of participating surgeons are not STS members $4,750 flat fee per year + $350 per participating surgeon $700 per participating surgeon $6,500 flat fee per year + $5 per record
Anesthesiology Component $2,500 flat fee per year N/A $3,300 flat fee per year
International Fees for the STS National Database
  Adult Cardiac
Surgery Database
General Thoracic Surgery Database Congenital Heart Surgery Database
If a majority of participating surgeons are STS members $6,000 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $3,500 per year + $150 per participating surgeon $950 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $550 per participating surgeon $7,000 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $4,500 per year + $5 per record
If majority of participating surgeons are not STS members $7,500 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $4,750 per year + $350 per participating surgeon $1,250 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $700 per participating surgeon $9,000 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $6,500 per year + $5 per record
Anesthesiology Component $4,700 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $2,500 per year N/A $5,000 per year for first 2 years; in year 3, fee changes to $3,300 per year

Take advantage of lower participation fees as an STS member by applying for membership today!