Harvest Schedule and Information

Data are submitted through the secure website linked below. STS and DCRI have developed detailed harvest instructions for your convenience.

  • Username = estsdata
  • Password = harvest

Please note: If you have changed software vendors since you last harvested data to the STS Data Warehouse, or if your 10-digit Hospital NPI number or Hospital Name has changed, contact Elizabeth Watkins at 312-202-5858 or via email immediately.

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database
  Opening Date Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted Star Rating Report Periods
Data Submission 1 January 22, 2018 February 23, 2018
Opt Out: 2/26/2018
01/01/2015-12/31/2017 End of April 2018 CABG: 01/01/2017-12/31/2017
Valve and Valve + CABG: 01/01/2015-12/31/2017
Data Submission 2 March 12, 2018 May 25, 2018
Opt Out: 5/28/2018

01/01/2016-03/31/2018

End of July 2018  
Data Submission 3 June 11, 2018 August 24, 2018
Opt Out: 8/27/2018
01/01/2016-06/30/2018 End of October 2018 CABG: 07/01/2017-06/30/2018
Valve and Valve + CABG: 07/01/2015-06/30/2018
Data Submission 4 September 10, 2018 November 30, 2018
Opt Out: 12/3/2018
01/01/2016-09/30/2018 End of January 2019  

Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed. 

Data from the time period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017, must be in version 2.81 format of the data specifications. Data from July 1, 2017, and after must be in version 2.9 format of the data specifications.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).


Congenital Heart Surgery Database
  Data Submission Opening Date Data Submission Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted Notes
Spring 2018 Harvest October 16, 2017 March 23, 2018
Opt Out: 3/26/2018
01/01/2014-12/31/2017 End of May Public Reporting Harvest
Fall 2018 Harvest April 9, 2018

September 28, 2018
Opt Out: 10/1/2018

07/01/2014-06/30/2018 End of December  

Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).


General Thoracic Surgery Database
  Data Submission Opening Date Data Submission Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted Notes
Spring 2018 Harvest October 16, 2017 March 30, 2018
Opt Out: 4/1/2018
01/01/2015-12/31/2017 End of May Public Reporting Harvest
Fall 2018 Harvest April 16, 2018 September 21, 2018
Opt Out: 9/24/2018
07/01/2015-06/30/2018 End of December  

Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).