Heartbase, Inc. Certified in STS/ACC TVT v3


CHICAGO, IL – We are excited to announce that heartbase™ is now officially certified by the ACC-NCDR for Version 3 of the STS/ACC TVT Registry Database.

Highlights of the heartbase™ TVT module include:

  • Integration & Interoperability with other heartbase™ registry events.
  • Interoperability options from other hospital systems such as Epic Clarity, allowing for pre-population of discrete fields.
  • A comprehensively streamlined & customizable electronic DCF, improving upon the flow and functionality of the ACC Online Tool, with options such as role-based access.
  • Simplified reporting with the hbQuery Tool, with measure reporting and other standard reports to follow.
  • Planned integration with the hbRecon Module to ensure TVT cases are correctly coded and billed, maximizing reimbursement.
  • Planned hbAnalytics update to include measure reporting and associated breakout reports.

If you’re a TVT data manager or abstractor and would like to take a look at our new forms, please contact heartbase Client Account Manager Alex Potanos to schedule a review session. Previously led group demonstrations were recorded, and are available on the hbKnowledgebase.


About heartbase, Inc.

Since 1992, heartbase™ has provided health care centers with the most technologically innovative and clinically intuitive data management and analytic solution in the industry. Working collegially with its immense network of users, heartbase™ has created a vast library of reporting tools that provides its clients with complete control of their hospital-owned clinical data. Heartbase’s revolutionary hbCOR platform propels clinical performance, aligns clinical data with registry requirements, and unites health care systems from across our network to the most comprehensive reporting repository in the industry.

Heartbase, Inc. Certified for ACC-NCDR Auxilary Dataset Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) Dataset for Collection & Submission


CHICAGO, IL – Heartbase is officially certified for the ACC-NCDR Auxiliary Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) Dataset v1.0 for the CathPCI registry. This optional update has been included as part of the hbCOR v7.5.02 update package, no additional downtime will be required for sites that are interested in participating.

Highlights of the heartbase ACC-NCDR Auxiliary Shockwave Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) Dataset v1.0:

  • Complimentary update – no annual or set up fees.
  • Shared Data Entry Tool with the ACC-NCDR CathPCI registry.
  • Shared reporting with ACC-NCDR CathPCI registry including an interactive user-friendly query tool.
  • Integration across all heartbase registries including ACC-NCDR, STS, & GWTG.
  • Optional interoperability with the EHR and other hospital systems.

If you’re an ACC-NCDR CathPCI data manager or abstractor and have any questions, please contact heartbase trainer Carmen Ernst for more information.

About heartbase, Inc. For 30 years, heartbase has provided inventive cardiac database and reporting solutions to hospitals across the United States through a dedication to clinician-focused design and client-centered collegial partnerships. Through this commitment, heartbase has pioneered the most innovative and clinically intuitive tools for standardized & custom registries (STS, ACC-NCDR, GWTG, CMS, ELSO, State, & Custom datasets), advanced analytics (interactive dashboards & ad-hoc querying), system interoperability (EHR & other hospital system interfacing), and financial & coding reconciliation (toolkits to identify areas for increased reimbursement).

Heartbase, Inc. Certified in STS General Thoracic Surgery Database v5.21.1


CHICAGO, IL – We are excited to announce that heartbase is now officially certified by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to accept and submit data for the newest version of the General Thoracic Surgery Database (GTSD) Registry. Version 5.21.1 will go live beginning with July 1st surgeries, and our customers will be given the opportunity to begin working with the new version upon installation.

The changes to the new registry version do not end with the name. A few notable changes that users should expect in STS GTSD v5.21.1 include:

  • One DCF for all Procedures.
  • Collection of ECOG only on analyzed cases.
  • Procedure weighting with the highest weight assigned Primary Procedure. Secondary Diagnosis is no longer collected.
  • 92 New Fields; 169 Deleted Fields; and 30 Definition Changes.
  • Updated Data Specifications and Data Dictionary.
  • All NQF Measures have been retired.
  • Optional Customization: Sites can retain both the secondary diagnoses and NQF measures. Please contact heartbase support if you’re interested in this customization.

To better prepare our customers for the changes to the GTSD Registry, heartbase clinical specialist Carmen Ernst will hold a special training class on June 29th at 1 pm CT outlining updates to v5.21.1 along with a review of the updated heartbase web-form and number DCF. Heartbase customers can click here to register for this class.

If you’re an GTSD data manager or abstracter and would like to take a look at our new forms, please contact heartbase sales associate Alex Potanos to schedule a review session.

About heartbase, Inc. Since 1992, heartbase™ has provided health care centers with the most technologically innovative and clinically intuitive data management and analytic solution in the industry. Working collegially with its immense network of users, heartbase™ has created a vast library of reporting tools that provides its clients with complete control of their hospital-owned clinical data. Heartbase’s revolutionary hbCOR platform propels clinical performance, aligns clinical data with registry requirements, and unites health care systems from across our network to the most comprehensive reporting repository in the industry.

Heartbase, Inc. Now Supports the ACC-NCDR CathPCI Risk-Adjusted Measures

Standardized Bleeding & Risk Adjusted Bleeding, In-Hospital Risk Adjusted Mortality & 30-Day Risk Adjusted Mortality, and Risk Adjusted Acute Kidney Injury & Risk Adjusted Dialysis

CHICAGO, IL – Heartbase now officially licenses the ACC-NCDR CathPCI Adjusted Measures for CathPCI: Standardized Bleeding & Risk Adjusted Bleeding, In-Hospital Risk Adjusted Mortality & 30-Day Risk Adjusted Mortality, and Risk Adjusted Acute Kidney Injury & Risk Adjusted Dialysis. This update will be available in both the standard hbReporting and hbAnalytics platforms.

Highlights of heartbase’s support of the CathPCI Risk-Adjusted Measures include:

  • Network, Hospital, Provider, and Patient-Level Drill-through with real-time analysis of outliers.
  • Integration of the risk-adjusted measures into the Executive Summary reports – with additional breakout dashboards.
  • Optional financial integration with the heartbase Financial Module.

If you’re an ACC-NCDR CathPCI data manager or abstracter and have any questions, please contact heartbase Account Manager Alex Potanos (apotanos@heartbase.net) for more information.

About heartbase, Inc. Since 1992, heartbase™ has provided health care centers with the most technologically innovative and clinically intuitive data management and analytic solution in the industry. Working collegially with its immense network of users, heartbase™ has created a vast library of reporting tools that provides its clients with complete control of their hospital-owned clinical data. Heartbase’s revolutionary hbCOR platform propels clinical performance, aligns clinical data with registry requirements, and unites health care systems from across our network to the most comprehensive reporting repository in the industry.

STS Adult Cardiac Version 4.20.2 – Heartbase Certified

06.19.2020, CHICAGO, IL – We are excited to announce that as of June 19th, 2020, heartbase is officially certified by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to accept data for the newest version of the Adult Cardiac Surgical Database. Version 4.20.2 will go live beginning with July 1st surgeries. As one of the first vendors to be certified, we are thrilled that the new forms have already been deployed to the majority of our clients, and we will work diligently to provide our users with the service and support they need as they begin this enormous new undertaking.

The changes to the new registry version do not end with the name. A few notable changes that users should expect in STS ACSD v4.20.2 include:

  • Revisions & changes to 1,000+ fields
  • An Updated Data Dictionary
  • Data submission through IQVIA process

In preparation for this version change, heartbase staff has led preview sessions on May 28th and June 9th. On July 21st, at 1 pm CT, heartbase clinical specialist Carmen Ernst will hold a special training class covering the ins-and-outs of this version change. Heartbase customers can click here to register.

If you’re an Adult Cardiac data manager or abstracter and would like to take a look at our new forms, please contact heartbase sales associate Alex Potanos to schedule a review session.

About heartbase, Inc.Since 1992, heartbase™ has provided health care centers with the most technologically innovative and clinically intuitive data management and analytic solution in the industry. Working collegially with its immense network of users, heartbase™ has created a vast library of reporting tools that provides its clients with complete control of their hospital-owned clinical data. Heartbase’s revolutionary hbCOR platform propels clinical performance, aligns clinical data with registry requirements, and unites health care systems from across our network to the most comprehensive reporting repository in the industry.

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