Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. This database has participants in 11 countries including all 50 of the United States. The Adult Cardiac Database houses approximately 6.9 million patient records and represents more than 90% of the groups that perform cardiac surgery in the United States.
Registry Partners supports hospitals across the United States with three areas of cardiothoracic surgery in the database:
- Adult Cardiac Surgery
- General Thoracic Surgery
- Congenital Heart Surgery
Hospitals are able to voluntarily report their STS data to the public on the STS website. This allows the public to compare medical centers or surgical groups with national benchmarks for overall performance, survival, complications, and other measures. Participants who publicly report their data are also given credit by U.S. News and World Report when compiling their list of the best hospitals.
How Registry Partners Can Help Your Institution
Registry Partners’ Cardiac Team is comprised of experienced professionals who consider themselves a part of the hospital team. As such, they work closely with hospitals to pinpoint real world solutions based on needs, deadlines, and existing staff. Your dedicated project team will have the ability to:
- Complete all aspects of registry data abstraction, data scrubbing and submission
- Complete 30 – day follow up activities
- Clear backlog of cases in a timely fashion
- Identify opportunities for improvement
- Determine steps necessary to attain improved Quality Performance Measures and STAR Ratings.
- Provide ongoing performance feedback and communication
Discuss STS Data Needs with Registry Partners
Registry Partners can assist hospitals with STS data collection and submission. Our experienced surgical abstractors and management team look forward to learning how we can help you. Contact us by completing this convenient online form or by calling (866) 287-2968.