Harvest Schedule and Information

Data are submitted through the secure website linked below. STS and DCRI have developed detailed harvest instructions for your convenience.

Please note: If you have changed software vendors since you last harvested data to the STS Data Warehouse, or if your 10-digit Hospital NPI number or Hospital Name has changed, contact Derek Steck at 312-202-5818 or via email immediately.

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database - 2019


Opening Date

Closing Date

Reporting Period

Report Posted

Star Rating Report Periods

Data Submission 4    

September 9, 2019

November 22, 2019 
Opt Out: 11/25/2019


End of January 2020


Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed. 

Data from the time period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017, must be in version 2.81 format of the data specifications. Data from July 1, 2017, and after must be in version 2.9 format of the data specifications.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).

DCRI will not open the Adult Harvest scheduled for December 17, 2019.  Instead this Adult Harvest window will be delayed until January 1 when IQVIA’s platform is available to allow IQVIA enough transition time. 

General Thoracic Surgery Database - 2019

DCRI will open the General Thoracic Spring 2020 Harvest on October 15, 2019, but DCRI will stop receiving harvest data at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on December 1, 2019. The harvest will temporarily close December 1, 2019 to allow IQVIA time to receive the DCRI data and upload it into their system for IQVIA’s go live date of January 1. The Spring Harvest will re-open in January.