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. If you would like to be notified of upcoming webinars, please provide your contact information.

ACSD Monthly Webinar
December 7 at 2:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 839 336 582
International Dial-in Numbers

ACSD User Group Call
December 21 

This event has been canceled. 

Past ACSD Webinars
November 16, 2022
This user group call for ACSD data managers includes updates on upcoming harvest analysis reports, harvest close dates for 2023, and education on coding ECMO procedures. Participant Q&A follows.
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October 5, 2022
This monthly webinar for data managers in the ACSD includes STS updates and upcoming deadlines, followed by an educational session on coding post-operative reoperations. Participant Q&A follows.
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September 21, 2022
This user group call for data managers in the ACSD includes a special case study on one site's development and implementation of a perfusion navigator to streamline data abstraction. The session also includes STS updates and participant questions.
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September 7, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes an educational session on the new contact viewing feature and details about the harvest close deadline, as well as updates from STS and IQVIA. Participant Q&A follows.
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August 17, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes an educational session on the new contact viewing feature and details about the harvest close deadline, as well as updates from STS and IQVIA. Participant Q&A follows.
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July 20, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by an educational session on best practices when coding the operative mortality section. Participant Q&A follows.
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June 15, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes information about abstract submissions for the Advances in Quality & Outcomes Meeting, key dates, and updates from STS and IQVIA. The educational sessions features insurance and devices not currently covered under data specifications. Attendee Q&A follows.
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June 9, 2022
New Data Managers Webinar: Highly recommended for those who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years and encouraged for those who have more experience. Topics include navigating the STS website for relevant resources, understanding software and data specifications and data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, reading key reports, and more.
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June 1, 2022
This monthly webinar for ACSD data managers includes an educational session on renal failure, a review of the Harvest 1 outcomes report, plus updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by attendee Q&A.
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May 18, 2022
This monthly user group call for ACSD data managers includes an educational session on renal failure, a review of the Harvest 1 outcomes report, plus updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by attendee Q&A.
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May 6, 2022
This monthly educational webinar for ACSD data managers includes updates from STS on key harvest dates and online data resources, an IQVIA update, and an educational session on the aorta. Participant Q&A follows.
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For programs prior to this date, view the ACSD Webinar YouTube Playlist.

 


General Thoracic Surgery Database

GTSD Monthly Webinar
December 14 

This event has been canceled. 

Past GTSD Webinars

For earlier programs, view the GTSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

November 9, 2022
An educational session on correct coding procedures for sequence 1620 and 4140 (from FAQs) and attendee Q&A. The session includes an update on the new US News transparency measure related to Lobectomy public reporting in GTSD. Any sites that do not participate in public reporting can complete a consent form by December 14.
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October 19, 2022
New Data Managers Webinar: highly recommended for those who have been abstracting STS data for up to 2 years and encouraged for those who have more experience. Topics include navigating the STS website for relevant resources, understanding software and data specifications and data abstraction requirements, harvest schedules, reading key reports, and more.
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October 12, 2022
An educational session on ECOG scores and statistical analysis of operative mortality; STS updates on the 2022 AQO meeting, upcoming harvest deadlines and webinars, plus participant Q&A.
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August 24, 2022
Updates on Spring 2022 harvest analysis results, the upcoming Fall harvest deadline, the new participant-specific contact list added to the platform, and attendee questions.
User Group Call   PDF
August 10, 2022
An educational session on August updates to the training manual, updates from STS and IQVIA, information about the upcoming AQO Meeting and public reporting timeline, and participant Q&A.
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July 27, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, a walkthrough of the analysis report and its uses, and participant Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
July 13, 2022
STS updates on spring 2022 harvest analysis results, public reporting deadlines, and the AQO meeting, followed by IQVIA updates. The program includes an educational session on training manual updates and questions from the FAQ mailbox.
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June 22, 2022
STS updates on the training manual, audit letters, and upcoming harvest reports, a call for abstracts for the 2022 AQO Data Managers Meeting, and a training session on proper coding for Pulmonary Function Tests.
User Group Call   PDF
June 8, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, highlights of the upcoming 2022 Advances in Quality & Outcome Meeting, and an educational session on June FAQ updates, including sequence 580–Reoperation, sequence 750–FEV1, and others.
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May 25, 2022
Updates on audits, public reporting, and spring 2022 analysis results, followed by participant feedback and questions.
User Group Call   PDF
May 11, 2022
An educational session on training manual updates for May, including SEQ 580: Reoperation, SEQ 590 History of Cardiopulmonary Disease, and SEQ 1400 Robotic procedures, followed by STS and IQVIA updates and participant Q&A.
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Congenital Heart Surgery Database

CHSD Monthly Webinar
December 20

This event has been canceled. 

CHSD User Group Call
January 3 at 12:00 p.m. CT 

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 576 785 195
International Dial-in Numbers

Past CHSD Webinars

For earlier programs, view the CHSD Webinar YouTube Playlist

November 15, 2022
An educational session case review suggested by FAQs, plus updates from STS and IQVIA and participant Q&A.
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November 1, 2022
Updates on upcoming harvest analysis reports, harvest close dates for 2023, the next version upgrade, and AQO recap. The remainder of the session included discussion on questions and issues from participants.
User Group Call   PDF
October 18, 2022
An educational session on a number of FAQs, including pulmonary vascular resistance values and circulatory arrest time. The session also features updates from STS and IQVIA and participant Q&A.
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October 4, 2022
Updates on upcoming harvest analysis reports, harvest close dates for 2023, the next version upgrade, and AQO registration. The remainder of the session included discussion on questions and issues from participants.
User Group Call   PDF
September 8, 2022
New Data Manager Webinar: an introduction for new data managers in the CHSD to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and its staff team, the data manager's role and responsibilities, best practices for data collection, the CHSD training manual, and more. Attendee Q&A follows.
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September 6, 2022
An educational session on coding the Norwood procedure, a review of the harvest close tools, as well as updates from IQVIA and STS. Attendee Q&A follows.
User Group Call   PDF
August 16, 2022
An educational session on coding the Norwood procedure, a review of the harvest close tools, as well as updates from IQVIA and STS. Attendee Q&A follows.
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August 2, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, details on harvest deadlines and updated STS scores, and attendee Q&A.
User Group Call   PDF
July 19, 2022
Updates from STS and IQVIA, followed by an educational session on global topics that affect the Database: COVID reporting, harvest deadlines, and the participant dashboard. Attendee Q&A follows.
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June 21, 2022
Updates about forthcoming audit letters, information about the 2022 Advances in Quality & Outcomes Meeting, and an educational session on correct coding for the Starnes procedure and recent revisions to the Database audit policy.
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June 7, 2022
Updates on harvest deadlines and report issue dates, IQVIA issues, and participant feedback and questions.
User Group Call   PDF
May 17, 2022
An educational session on harvest clarifications related to timelines, STAT scores and combination procedures, and how this connects to the version upgrade. Also includes STS updates on harvest analysis results, a preview of the 2022 Advances in Quality & Outcomes: A Data Managers Meeting, updates from IQVIA on issue resolutions, and attendee Q&A.
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May 10, 2022
The eleventh in a series designed to help prepare CHSD data managers for the upgrade to version 6.23 (formerly 6.22). It includes a review of the data collection form for the anesthesia section. 
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STS Intermacs Database

STS Intermacs Database Quarterly Report Webinar
January 19 at 2:00 p.m. CT

You may submit questions for this session in advance

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 213 508 366
International Dial-in Numbers

 

Intermacs User Group Call
January 25 at 1:00 p.m. CT

Call in: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257 or 312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 557 707 151
International Dial-in Numbers

 

Past Intermacs Webinars

For earlier programs, view the Intermacs Webinar YouTube Playlist

October 20, 2022
This quarterly webinar for Intermacs data managers features a tutorial by the UAB data analysis team on how to access the quarterly site report packet, what materials are included in the packet, and frequently asked questions about correct quarterly report procedures.
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September 28, 2022
Open discussion and questions from attendees. Topics include: coding the ProTek Duo, correct use of the implant discharge form, documenting comorbidities, and more.
User Group Call   PDF
August 31, 2022
New Data Managers Webinar: the fundamentals of data entry and the registry for new data managers in Intermacs. Q&A covers topics like ranking patient scores, adverse event definitions, report deadlines, and a Database training manual.
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July 27, 2022
A presentation on the AQO meeting, updates on Intermacs and Pedimacs, and audience questions.
User Group Call   PDF
July 21, 2022
Quarterly Reports Webinar: A review of Quality Assurance Reports and Data Quality Reports. Attendee Q&A is included.
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June 29, 2022
A preview of the 2022 AQO Meeting, October 26-28, in Providence, Rhode Island, followed by participant Q&A. Discussion topics include: dashboard updates, use of the Kaplan-Meier tool, report archives, and more.
User Group Call   PDF
May 25, 2022
A training session on the dashboard analytics tool led by Ramaraju Rudraraju, PhD, followed by participant feedback.
User Group Call   PDF