Many clinical registries include laborious data entry, confusing technology and little immediate return on effort. The IRISTM Registry has been designed to minimize your participation overhead and time spent on data entry while immediately delivering valuable tools that your practice can use.
Although there are mechanisms to input data without using an electronic health record (EHR) system, the IRISTM Registry works best in association with an EHR. The Academy has partnered on the development of the ophthalmology registry with FIGMD, Inc., a company that specializes in integrating EHRs with registries. FIGMD has completed integration projects for more than 15 major EHRs and is capable of working quickly with new systems.
The IRISTM Registry has already been successfully mapped to the following EHR systems:
- EyeDoc EMR
- EyeMD EMR
- GE Centricity EMR
- IO Practiceware
- MaximEyes EHR
- Vitera Intergy EHR
- WebChart EHR
Data relevant to the registry will be extracted automatically from the office EHR and transmitted on a scheduled basis directly to the IRISTM Registry. Participating ophthalmologists then can access the data and run queries on their own patient populations, to benchmark practice performance and uncover potential areas for quality improvement.
Results can also be compared to the larger aggregated data, such as: "What is the return rate to the OR within the first 30 days postop of cataract surgery and how does it compare to the national norm?" This type of research can be done virtually through the IRISTM Registry, without bogging down the practice's own EHR.
Read more about the technical details of EHR and data integration.