Database Software and Vendors

The information below provides detailed contact information for all the software vendors with an STS Certified Software and/or Harvest Compliant Software product in one or more of the STS National Database components: Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, General Thoracic Surgery Database, and Congenital Heart Surgery Database.

Only vendors that have agreed to be listed here and have an STS Certified Software and/or Harvest Compliant Software product for a particular Database component are identified below.

Please contact all software vendors directly for information regarding their STS Certified Software or Harvest Compliant Software products. All description information has been self-reported by the vendor to STS.

Certification information listed below is current as of June 11, 2020. Vendors for international participants are indicated with "INTL."

ACSD 4.20.2 is mandatory as of July 1, 2020. 
GTSD v5.21.1 is mandatory as of July 1, 2021.
CHSD v3.41 is mandatory as of January 1, 2019.


Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3

Phone: 800-94-ARMUS

We help transform data into learning management systems…

Since 1992, ARMUS has partnered with healthcare professionals to provide numerous technology solutions and services to advance the practice of medicine and patient care.  We are driven by our passion to help our clients enhance quality and efficiency improvements for their patients. 
We believe that timely and accurate interpretation of clinical information can improve the quality of healthcare. Registries and the visualization of data can guide clinicians to determine new patient care processes and clinical guidelines using evidence based clinical and financial data. 
ARMUS' HYBRID Patient Centric Registry platform provides:

  • Single User-Interface for all CV specialties to share data across registries at the patient level
  • Data integration and built-in hemodynamic monitoring (GE, Philips, McKesson, Siemens, MERGE, Fuji, others), ADT and EMR interfaces to reduce data burden
  • Comparative reports to detect differences in outcomes and clinical practice for Performance Improvement
  • HIPAA and SOC II annual third party audits and security assessment to give you peace of mind that ARMUS has rigorous controls in place to protect and manage your data

Through StarMetrix, our new Visual Reporting Platform, CV service line and data managers can quickly assemble management reports and identify areas for improvement. It facilitates iterative learning, continuous improvement and clinical transformation. 
ARMUS supports ALL current and previous STS and ACC data versions, prediction algorithms, definitions and validation rules in one database, allowing longitudinal analysis for quality improvement and/or research.

Additional Cardiovascular Registries include:  STS Adult Cardiac Surgery and General Thoracic Surgery Databases, AHA GWTG-CAD, and State Registries for California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Washington. 

Key to the success of ARMUS has been our collaboration with our clients.  We are committed to addressing client needs while helping them deliver better patient care.
Contact us today to schedule a demonstration and learn how you and your team can transform data into better patient outcomes.

Axis Clinical Software, Inc.

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0, 2.50 (INTL)

Phone: 503-292-3022

Axis has been dedicated to clinical outcomes software since 1980, helping healthcare professionals analyze and improve outcomes.  Our software, PATS® is both powerful and customizable making it easy to track, analyze, report and showcase your outcomes data.  We bring decades of experience as a partner in clinical data management and registry reporting. 

PATS® is certified for the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery and Congenital Heart Surgery database programs.  You may customize the databases by adding your own data fields to the certified registries.  All fields are available for reporting and analysis.  Our software covers the spectrum from validation through analytics, and accurate data harvest and submission. Our support is comprehensive and not only helps you with day-to-day issues and harvests, but provides smooth, seamless transition to new registry versions as they are released.

PATS® is also certified for all of the ACC NCDR Registries, and several State Registries (CA, MA, NY, …). PATS® supports some AHA-GWTG and numerous other registries.

With PATS®, you also have the ability to create an unlimited number of custom registries at no additional cost. It’s the only application of its kind capable of supporting outcomes data management across an entire enterprise – multiple service lines -- scalable to multiple sites, departments and users, with special utilities exclusively for health systems and integrated delivery networks.

PATS® is equipped with on-board tools for all functions from database design through analysis and reporting and data submission.  We integrate with other hospital systems for interoperability and streamlining data collection. 

Axis offers comprehensive implementation, integration, training and ongoing support. Our technical and customer support is the best in the industry. Our software is intuitive and powerful.

For more information or an online demonstration, contact Axis at or visit us at

BayaTree (formerly Velos)

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0 (INTL)

Phone: 801-272-3346

The internet based BayaTree eCardio Cardiovascular Solution supports clinical, administrative and outcomes information needs of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. This scalable and flexible suite is available both as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and installable software. Its workflow-centered approach improves data management practices, supporting quality improvement, patient safety, and regulatory compliance for organizations of any size. The solution is fully certified by both the American College of Cardiology (CathPCI and ICD) and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, and Congenital Surgery) for use by participants. 

BayaTree eCardio captures, reports, tracks, and integrates key clinical information such as diagnoses, procedures, Admission/Discharge/Tranfers (ADT), medications, labs and notes. It allows physicians to track credible, risk-adjusted performance indicators. A single, comprehensive patient record is used across all encounters and modalities to reduce data entry and increas accuracy. Multi-facility security enables healthcare providers with multiple locations to share information and reports in real time. BayaTree eCardio also supports data mining, delivering meaningful outcomes reports to physicians in timely fashion in support of patient care. Because it enables physicians to take ownership over their own continuous quality improvement, it plays an important role in improving the quality/cost equation for cardiac care.

  • Interfaces: Integrates with any external software application using HL7 standards
  • Reporting: Custom and ad-hoc reporting for outcomes analysis
  • Mobile Apps: Auto-population of Registry Forms via Mobile Apps
  • Security: HIPAA and CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Customization: Easy creation of additional registries and clinical database

BayaTree offers a full suite of cost-effective Cardiovascular, Thoracic, Transplant, Renal, Registry, and Interoperability solutions. We are committed to provide premium products and services to our customers.

CardioAccess, Inc.

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0, 2.50 (INTL)

Phone: 954-438-0885

CardioAccess is committed to becoming the world leader in medical information management and has been supplying automated information systems for more than 10 years.  Our products are designed and developed with the assistance of cardiothoracic surgeons and staff in order to deliver a product that is both useful and easy to use by all key medical personnel.
CardioAccess has created the International Clinical Outcomes Database (ICO), a fully relational, comprehensive database for both congenital and adult heart disease.  CardioAccess products function as a tool for patient care, teaching, research and practice management.  The International Clinical Outcomes Database is comprised of three parts, the Congenital Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical Database, the Adult Cardiovascular Surgical Database and the Adult Thoracic Surgical Database.  These databases include all of the required Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) data elements.  The goal of these databases is to provide medical practices with local or remote access to information leading to better medical care.
CardioAccess is pleased to announce that we are now 100% Phase I and Phase 2 certified for the 2.61 Adult Cardiac software specifications.  We were officially the first vendor to do so.  Users of our adult cardiovascular surgical database can now actively participate in the STS' data harvest as well as calculate the risk of patient mortality based on the STS risk stratification algorithms. 

CardioAccess has helped set the standard for data collection for congenital heart disease.  Currently, CardioAccess is one of only a few software vendors to offer a database to collect congenital heart disease surgical data. We have worked in conjunction with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) to standardize the way data is collected for pediatric heart surgery. Beginning in October 2002, CardioAccess users began successfully participating in STS Congenital Data Harvests.  This database is fully compliant with the standards set by the International Congenital Heart Surgery Nomenclature and Database Project which is described in detail in the April 2000 edition of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

CardioAccess users have successfully submitted data on coronary artery bypass graft surgeries to both the California CABG Outcomes Reporting Program (CCORP) and to the New York State Adult Cardiac Surgery Reporting System (CSRS) with the help of export utilities housed within the adult STS database.

Our Adult Cardiovascular Surgical Database has received certification from the STS based on the data specifications version 2.07. The thoracic database is available as a standalone database or combined with our Adult Cardiovascular Surgical Database. 


Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0, 2.50 (INTL)

Phone: 877-833-7570

Streamline your abstraction process with Intelligent Business Solutions' CardioPulse. Using interoperability and intelligent interfaces CardioPulse provides much of the heavy lifting in mapping qualified clinical fields within the EMR to the appropriate fields within the STS and ACC-NCDR National registry databases. In addition, CardioPulse incorporates savvy audit tools, quick reports, and easy navigation to further enhance and hone the user experience. 

The CardioPulse Physician Reporting solution for CT Surgery and Cardiology leverages the same great interface technology to create in depth and timely structured reports. A real time structured report improves patient care, quality reporting, workflow and can reduce the cost of care. 

Smart dashboards, a powerful analytics engine and an easy to use research tool give our clients the power to explore their data for internal research and quality improvement.

To find out how CardioPulse can streamline and empower your quality program contact us at 877-833-7570, email us at, or contact us via our website at

Cedaron Medical, Inc.

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0, 2.50 (INTL)

Phone: 800-424-1007 

Cedaron Medical, Inc. was founded in 1990 with a NASA SBIR Grant used to develop an outcomes measurement tool for astronaut hand function during space flight. Since then, Cedaron has been dedicated to providing industry leading software solutions to meet the clinical and business needs of many medical environments. Cedaron has been an STS and NCDR Certified Vendor since 1998, and today our registry software CardiacCare is used around the world. Cedaron offers all of the registries from both Societies and includes the STS risk algorithm.  We also have a relationship with AHA for the Stroke and Heart Failure Registries and GWTG Mission Life-Line.

CardiacCare interfaces with your CVIS/ Hemodynamic Systems and if needed with your ADT for minimal manual entry.  Cedaron is certified for interoperability between registries, and data is validated at point of entry or during the transmission from the Hemodynamic System. There are data completeness checks at patient and harvest levels to ensure accurate reporting. You can add customized fields anywhere in a form and include these fields in your analytics at no extra cost. Our analytics engine includes hundreds of high-quality pre-built flash reports from the ACC and STS including the Executive Summary Reports.  We also provide a very easy to-use ad hoc analytics designed specifically for clinicians requiring no SQL Query building.

A testament to Cedaron’s success is our strong partnerships with companies such as Cerner, Fuji, IBM/Merge, McKesson, Philips, and others. In addition to a trusted and proven product, Cedaron offers best-in-class support through a 24/7 Customer Success team always willing to assist. Contact to become part of the Cedaron family.


Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0, 2.50 (INTL)

Phone: 773-267-7400

The heartbase™ CVIS drives outcome improvement, revenue generation and cost containment by providing tools for efficient data collection, performance analysis and system interoperability.  Housed in a centralized, fully integrated database, heartbase™ compliments hospital operations with its flexibility, customization ability,  module continuum and interface applications.  heartbase™ is installed in over 160 locations nationwide and is configured in a myriad of ways to best meet the specific needs of each hospital - from single user to multi users up to 35+ concurrent users as well as the establishment of hospital network repositories utilizing merged corporate reporting.  Through robust and timely reporting tools, heartbase™ ultimately puts the client in control of its valuable hospital-owned clinical data to bring performance in line with national standards, comply with registry requirements,  identify and apply emerging best practices, positioning the hospital as a quality leader.

heartbase, Inc. products include: 

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • American College of Cardiology-NCDR™(ACC)
  • Get With the Guidelines (GWTG)
  • The Joint Commission Core-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (TJC-CMS)
  • State registries such as CCORP
  • HIPAA and Leapfrog compliant,
  • Additional Modules such as:  Heart Transplant, Electrophysiology, Vascular Procedures, Surgical Narrative Op-Notes

The data model design is at the heart of heartbase™, collecting and organizing information that can easily be accessed, manage and utilized. Originally created from a clinician's point of view, the heartbase™ database is longitudinal and centered on the patient fusing all patient clinical data, registries and modules into a central repository, sharing data points with identical definitions throughout active modules.

Juniper Consulting Group (formerly Tenfold Corporation)

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3 (INTL)

Phone: 801-243-5192

CardioTrac is a low-cost, Web-enabled, scalable cardiovascular outcomes application that captures encounter and outcomes information, patient demographics, lab data, and other procedure results for physicians and researchers. CardioTrac delivers timely, accurate, and accessible cardiovascular outcomes data that clinicians use to pinpoint effective treatments.

CardioTrac is both ACC and STS certified and is agile enough to adjust quickly to any updates to these two national registries. Built with the EnterpriseTenFold development platform, CardioTrac flexibly adapts without costly programming. CardioTrac includes ACC and STS reporting, built-in reports and interfaces, and secure Web access for remote clinicians all at one low price. Contact person: Robert Jacobs at


Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2, 2.081, 2.07 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0, 2.50 (INTL)

Phone: 800-966-0699

With over 600 heart center clients worldwide, LUMEDX is the No. 1 provider of STS and ACC registry software, and the market leader in fully integrated cardiovascular information and imaging systems.

We offer comprehensive solutions for all three STS databases--Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery and Congenital Heart Surgery--as well as all the ACC-NCDR and numerous state registries. Users can purchase our registry software as stand-alone products or as part of a fully integrated Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS).

LUMEDX provides an end-to-end CVIS that includes clinical data repository, outcomes management, cardiology PACS, physician documentation and reporting, scheduling, and inventory control. We also offer high-caliber consulting services and technical training.

Trusted, proven and inherently flexible, LUMEDX can help your hospital enhance quality of patient care, reduce costs, streamline workflow, increase patient volume and grow revenue.

For immediate assistance, contact

Navion Healthcare Solutions

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73 (INTL)
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3, 2.2 (INTL)
Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 3.41, 3.3, 3.22, 3.0

Phone: 800-634-3278

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Navion exists to optimize patient care with its physician and hospital partners. We accomplish this by advancing quality, improving operational performance and reducing costs through our data-driven solutions. 

Registry and Data Management:
Our state of the art web-based Ncompass CQM software enables our customers to efficiently capture and report STS, ACC, CMS and GWTG data. Ncompass CQM provides extensive real-time validation and business process workflow to ensure data quality. Ncompass also offers broad set of self-service standard reports and an ad hoc query tool enabling even non-technical staff the ability to complete in-depth review of their data. 

Ncompass CQM is a Certified Software Vendor for STS-Adult Cardiac Surgery, ACC-NCDR Cath/PCI, ACTION, and ICD. In addition, Ncompass CQM supports GWTG Stroke and Heart Failure datasets as well as the CMS Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting datasets. 

Abstraction Services:
Navion has over 20 years of experience abstracting clinical data elements. The team expertise encompasses all the CMS indicators and national registries including CMS, ACC, STS, GWTG, and JCAHO. 

Healthcare Consulting:
Consulting services include service line operational assessments, quality and performance improvement, and cost reduction strategies including supply cost management. 

For immediate assistance, contact Navion at or visit our website at


Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81
General Thoracic Surgery Database: 5.21.1, 2.41, 2.3

Phone: 603-294-1145

Q-Centrix aims to measurably improve the quality and safety of patient care through its market-leading technology platform, Q-Apps®, coupled with the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated, quality information specialists. The Universal Registry Solution manages the entire registry lifecycle from patient admission to submission. Q-Centrix partners with more than 500 hospitals throughout the U.S., providing quality data management solutions, including abstraction, surveillance, submission, reporting, and analysis. 

  • Actionable insights: Powerful, real-time analytics that offer drill-down capabilities to truly understand your quality performance. Track toward key measures throughout the submission timeline.
  • Efficiency across registries: Data elements are collected once and then efficiently used across multiple registries.
  • Minimal IT engagements: Lightweight cloud-based technology allows an easy deployment across the healthcare network and requires limited IT engagement and training efforts.
  • Excellent usability: Modern and elegant user interface with built-in form validation tools.
Quantros, Inc.

Certified for:

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 4.20.2, 2.9, 2.81, 2.73, 2.61, 2.52.1

Phone: 877-QUANTROS

Quantros is a leading software company specializing in real-time, internet-based applications for the healthcare provider industry. With over 1,400 healthcare organizations using one or more of our products, Quantros focuses its attention on solutions that help organizations track, monitor and report and analyze safety and risk management, quality and performance improvement and accreditation and compliance data.

In the area of quality and performance improvement, we have created Quantros RRM for reporting to the STS Cardiovascular Registry as well as The Joint Commission, CMS, the ACC-NCDR CathPCI Registry, AHA Get with the Guidelines (AHA GWTG) database and state mandated reporting systems. Quantros RRM currently helps over 650 healthcare providers as they strive to continually improvement quality and performance improvement within their organizations.