STS National Database Audits

STS National Database audits are designed to complement internal quality controls by examining the accuracy, consistency, and completeness of the data collected within the Database. Ten percent of participating sites in each component database have been selected at random for independent audits in 2021.

If you have questions regarding the audit process, contact Emily Conrad, Senior Coordinator, STS National Database, via email or at 312-202-5839.


Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Adult Cardiac Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions. 

General Thoracic Surgery Database

Cardiac Registry Support, LLC (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS General Thoracic Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions and a sample of how to bookmark the required medical record documents.  

Congenital Heart Surgery Database

Cardiac Registry Support, LLC (CRS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Congenital Heart Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions. Follow the link to a short video on how to stay audit ready and provide your OR Log information.

Intermacs Database

Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) has been contracted by STS to conduct the STS Intermacs Audit. This will be a remote audit. Please find attached audit instructions.