To accommodate the new Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) field to gather COVID-19 data for all patients who have had a surgical procedure since Jan. 1, LUMEDX is creating updated forms for all three STS registries (Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, and Congenital Heart).
The temporary field TempCode was recently activated by the STS due to a reported increase in poor surgical outcomes for patients who are COVID-19 positive. It will have five options, using Harvest Codes 10-14. To code Yes, the patient must have had a laboratory confirmed diagnosis, not a suspected diagnosis. For a list of the codes, please click here.
LUMEDX will post the updated forms to the Release Site, where clients are invited to download and replace the old forms in the registry view(s) using the Apollo View Manager.
For those who have not done this before, the process will be reviewed during the STS User Group Call at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 21. If you’re not already on the list, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
Additionally, LUMEDX Technical Support is available to assist if needed. Please contact them at (800) 966-0669, Ext. 3.
For more information, read the full announcement here.