STS National Database Webinars

This webinar series will keep you informed about the latest STS National Database developments and help you fully utilize the technological advancements and new features that soon will be available. The webinars will be recorded and available on this page.

ACSD Webinar – Educational
February 3 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 839 336 582
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ACSD User Group Call
February 17 at 2:00 p.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 338 714 200
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Past ACSD Webinars
January 20, 2021
This monthly webinar includes includes a review of new fields implemented in January 2021, a walkthrough of ongoing platform enhancements, and participant Q&A.
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January 6, 2021
This monthly webinar includes information about new temporary fields implemented for the ACSD, updates to the training manual, a review of issues recently resolved by IQVIA, and participant Q&A.
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December 16, 2020
This monthly user group call for users of the ACSD includes updates on the 2021 harvest schedule and public reporting, an IQVIA recap of recent platform issues and resolutions, and participant Q&A.
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December 2, 2020
This monthly webinar took the form of a town hall discussion between users of the ACSD, STS staff, and IQVIA support. Topics include the transition to version 4.20, report consolidation, questions about year-end billing, abstracting COVID-specific fields, and more.
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November 19, 2020
STS/ACC TVT Registry and US News & World Report Public Reporting Webinar. This program described the registry's new voluntary public reporting initiative for TAVR.
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November 19, 2020
This webinar included news about urgent updates to the Participant Dashboard Report and Missing Variable Report, an IQVIA recap of recent platform issues and resolutions, and participant Q&A.
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November 4, 2020
This monthly webinar included discussion of Public Reporting, harvest updates, and capturing Medicare, aorta devices and chronic lung disease severity.
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October 21, 2020
This monthly user group call provided updates on upcoming releases and included a focus on the IQVIA Risk Adjusted Dashboard.
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October 7, 2020
This monthly webinar includes information on the October 2020 release update and detailed clarification on coronary artery disease abstraction.
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September 16, 2020
This user group discussion includes an up-close look at the ACSD Risk Adjusted Dashboard Report, participant feedback, and Q&A with STS and IQVIA staff.
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September 10, 2020
New Data Manager Webinar, Session II – Continuation of a series, highly recommended for all data managers who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years. Topics include software and data specifications, understanding data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, and a host of relevant web resources.
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September 3, 2020
New Data Manager Webinar, Session I – Highly recommended for all data managers who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years. Topics include software and data specifications, understanding data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, and a host of relevant web resources.
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September 2, 2020
This ACSD webinar features the soon-to-be released dashboard displaying risk-adjusted and benchmarked data from Harvest 1 2020 and attendee Q&A.
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August 19, 2020
This user group call provided a platform for ACSD users to network and share their feedback with STS and IQVIA on the database platform and version upgrade.
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August 6, 2020
Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) consent forms for the 2020 performance period are available in the IQVIA platform. This webinar provides an overview of the consent process for surgeons in the ACSD.
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August 5, 2020
This monthly webinar for ACSD users provides instruction and site support related to the Database transitions from v2.9 to v4.20.2 and the IQVIA data warehouse. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions about their experience with the new version.
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July 15, 2020
This ACSD webinar provides a review of the recent upgrade to version 4.20.2, as well as the introduction of a new training manual and surgeon worksheets.
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July 1, 2020
This ACSD webinar provides instruction and site support on new version 4.20.2, which went live on July 1, 2020. Topics include usage of temporary fields, new charts and worksheets, and user questions.
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For programs prior to this date, view the ACSD Webinar YouTube Playlist.


Congenital Heart Surgery Database

CHSD User Group Call
January 26 at 12:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 576 785 195
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CHSD User Group Call
February 9 at 12:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 576 785 195
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CHSD Monthly Webinar
February 16 at 12:00 p.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 394 740 549
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Past CHSD Webinars

For earlier programs, view the CHSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

January 19, 2021
A look at the 2021 harvest schedule and coding Norwood Procedures, upcoming enhancements to the Primary Procedure Mismatch Report, and attendee Q&A.
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January 12, 2021
Updates on the 2020 harvest deadline extension, instructions for correct use of the Primary Procedure Mismatch Report, and participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
December 15, 2020
Updates on the next harvest deadline, STS Combination Procedure Codes, and rules for primary procedure determination, followed by participant feedback and Q&A.
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December 1, 2020
A change to the harvest schedule, a detailed review of the Primary Procedure Mismatch Report, and participant feedback and Q&A.
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November 17, 2020
A demonstration of the recently released Primary Procedure Mismatch Report, as well as participant Q&A.
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November 3, 2020
Updates on the harvest submission deadline extension and abstracting COVID-19 fields, plus information about the new Primary Procedure Mismatch Report, scheduled to arrive in November 2020.
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October 21, 2020
An update on the extended harvest deadline, a review of specifications for abstracting chromosomal abnormalities and syndromes, and Q&A.
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October 6, 2020
A review of the functionality of the recently launched CHSD platform and updated instructions for the upcoming harvest deadline.
User Group Call   PDF
September 22, 2020
A continuing look at the recently launched CHSD platform and reports, changes to upcoming harvest dates, and the annual data manager survey. 
User Group Call   PDF
September 15, 2020
A look at recently released and upcoming reports and a checklist to prepare for the upcoming harvest deadline.
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September 8, 2020
A continuing look at the recently launched CHSD platform and its functionality. Participants engage in Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
August 27, 2020
New Data Manager Webinar – Highly recommended for all data managers who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years. Topics include software and data specifications, understanding data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, and a host of relevant web resources.
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August 25, 2020
A continuing look at the functionality of the recently upgraded Database, as well as changes to the upcoming harvest deadlines, and the 2020 AQO meeting.
User Group Call   PDF
August 18, 2020
Information on the upcoming AQO meeting and updates on the 2020 CHSD Harvest and Public Reporting for 2021.
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August 11, 2020
Continuing look at the recently launched CHSD platform and its functionality, along with participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
July 31, 2020
Review of the recently launched CHSD platform and its functionality, including upcoming enhancements and reports and frequently asked questions concerning the IQVIA data warehouse.
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July 24, 2020
Review of the recently launched CHSD platform and its functionality, including updated STAT Scores, plus participant Q&A.
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July 17, 2020
Continuing review of the functionality of the new platform, issues under review by IQVIA, forthcoming reports, and participant Q&A.
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July 10, 2020
Reviewed upcoming updates, ongoing issue resolution by IQVIA, and included participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF

General Thoracic Surgery Database

GTSD User Group Call
February 4 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 460 019 357
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GTSD Webinar
February 10 at 1:30 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 771 371 213
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Past GTSD Webinars

For earlier programs, view the GTSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

January 13, 2021
This monthly webinar for GTSD users includes a preview of changes related to the forthcoming v5.21 update, an IQVIA report on ongoing issues resolution, and participant Q&A.
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December 9, 2020
This monthly webinar for GTSD users included updates on the Risk Adjust Dashboard Report and Direct Data Entry. Then participants engaged in a town hall discussion with STS staff and IQVIA support, covering platform transition and ongoing enhancements.
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November 11, 2020
This monthly webinar included reminders about public reporting and harvest deadlines, an IQVIA update on recent platform issues and resolutions, and participant Q&A.
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October 28, 2020
This GTSD webinar includes a review of abstraction for COVID-19 fields, a look at 2021 harvest deadlines, a walkthrough of the GTSD Risk Adjusted Dashboard Report, and participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
October 14, 2020
This GTSD webinar includes guidance on the Spring 2021 harvest, a wrap-up of questions raised during the AQO Meeting, and a walkthrough of the Risk Adjusted Dashboard Report.
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September 23, 2020
This GTSD webinar includes a look at the upgraded platform, reports, and upcoming harvest deadlines. It also included the annual data manager survey.
User Group Call   PDF
September 9, 2020
This GTSD webinar includes information about the upcoming Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, STS operational updates, and an IQVIA update on recent platform issues and resolutions.
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August 26, 2020
This monthly webinar includes an update on upcoming harvest deadlines and the 2020 AQO meeting, followed by participant discussion and Q&A.
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August 12, 2020
This monthly webinar provides information about the upcoming Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, STS operational updates, and an IQVIA update on recent platform issues and resolutions.
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July 30, 2020
New Data Manager Webinar – Highly recommended for all data managers who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years. Topics include software and data specifications, understanding data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, and a host of relevant web resources.
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July 22, 2020
This call for users of the GTSD includes updates on the platform transition and recent issues resolved by IQVIA, along with participant discussion and Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
July 8, 2020
This monthly webinar includes information about the upcoming Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting, STS operational updates, and an IQVIA update on recent platform issues and resolutions.
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STS Intermacs Database

Intermacs User Group Call
January 27 at 1:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 557 707 151
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Past Intermacs Webinars

For earlier programs, view the Intermacs Webinar YouTube Playlist

October 28, 2020
An opportunity to hear updates on ongoing database changes for Intermacs and Pedimacs, as well as to share feedback and raise questions.
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October 22, 2020
This call included a review of Intermacs and Pedimacs Quality Assurance Reports and Data Quality Reports.
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August 26, 2020
An opportunity for Intermacs and Pedimacs data managers and users to receive updates on ongoing database changes, as well as to share their feedback and raise questions.
User Group Call    
July 16, 2020
Review of Intermacs and Pedimacs Quality Assurance Reports, including an added exhibit to track missing implant discharge forms and major report revisions across the Pedimacs component to include all patients at a site.
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