The IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) is the nation's first EHR-based (electronic health record) comprehensive eye disease and condition registry. It is a centralized data repository and reporting tool that uses observational study methods to collect and perform statistical analysis of patient data to produce easy-to-interpret, national and inter-practice benchmark reports. The reports can validate the quality of care ophthalmologists provide and pinpoint opportunities for improvement.
Eligible physicians who sign up and meet the reporting requirements can use the IRIS Registry to report clinical quality data to the Physician Quality Reporting System and the Medicare EHR incentive program ("meaningful use"). The IRIS Registry will automatically extract and submit data for PQRS measures to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a practice's behalf.
Registry Overview: How It Works
Academy Press Releases and News Coverage
Macular News Interview
IRIS Registry Opening Session Presentation, Nov. 17
Video Announcement: Academy CEO David W. Parke II, MD