• EHR Systems

  • EHR Integration Process

    In order for the American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight) to deliver optimal value to Academy members, including quality improvement and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting, it must aggregate valid data from electronic health records (EHR) systems that are secure and reliable, and that share comprehensive data in a timely and well-organized manner.

    Together, the Academy and Verana Health continue to offer participation in the IRIS Registry at no charge to Academy members. Verana Health is working with each EHR system vendor and each practice to connect the EHR data with the IRIS Registry and configure the data connections and mappings for all quality measures with nearly 30 EHR systems. We call this process integration, and it allows us to provide complete data that supports accurate quality feedback and MIPS reporting for your practice.

    If you do not see your EHR system in the list below, please send an email to irisdatalink@veranahealth.com.


    EHR System Eligible for Integration Update Integration Update Status 2022 MIPS Reporting 2023 MIPS Reporting
    ADP - Advanced MD No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Allmeds No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Allscripts Professional Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Allscripts TouchWorks Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Amazing Charts Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Athenahealth No N/A FIGmd N/A
    CareCloud No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Cerner Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    ChartLogic No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Chartmaker Medical Suite No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Compulink Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Criterions No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Crystal Practice Management No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Cybax No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Cyfluent No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Doctorsoft No N/A FIGmd N/A
    DrChrono No N/A FIGmd N/A
    DRS Enterprise No N/A FIGmd N/A
    eClinicalWorks Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    eMDs - Medisoft Clinical Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    eMDs - PLUS Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    eMDs - Practice Partner Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    eMDs - Solution Series Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    EnableDoc No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Epic Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Exam Writer No N/A FIGmd N/A
    EyeDoc EMR No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Eyefinity Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    EyeMD Yes In Progress Verana Health Verana Health
    GE Centricity (athenaIDX) Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Greenway Intergy Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Greenway Prime Suite Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    HCIT No N/A FIGmd N/A
    ifa NO N/A FIGmd N/A
    iMedicWare Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    IMS No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Integrity Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    IO Practiceware Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    iPatientCare No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Kareo No N/A FIGmd N/A
    KeyChart No N/A FIGmd N/A
    MacPracticeMD No N/A FIGmd N/A
    ManagementPlus Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    MD Office Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Medent Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    MedEvolve No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Medflow Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    MedInformatix No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Modernizing Medicine EMA Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    My Vision Express No N/A FIGmd N/A
    NeoMed No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Netconnect No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Nextech IntelleChartPRO (MDIntellesys) Yes In Progress Verana Health Verana Health
    Nextech Select Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    NextGen Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    Office Ally No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Omni MD No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Origin No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Practice Authority No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Practice Fusion No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Praxis No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Prime Clinical System No N/A FIGmd N/A
    PrognoCIS No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Quickview No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Revolution No N/A FIGmd N/A
    SoapWare No N/A FIGmd N/A
    SRS Health (Nextech) Yes In Progress FIGmd Verana Health
    STI No N/A FIGmd N/A
    TriMed No N/A FIGmd N/A
    VersaSuite No N/A FIGmd N/A
    VMS - Visual Management System No N/A FIGmd N/A
    Waiting Room Solutions No N/A FIGmd N/A

    Matrix Key

    EHR Integration Eligibility

    Yes      Your EHR system meets the criteria for the integration update to Verana Health.

    No       Your EHR system does not meet the criteria for the integration update to Verana Health.

    Your practice may continue to participate in the IRIS Registry through 2022 and report 2022 MIPS via FIGmd. More details are provided below.

    Integration Update Status

    In Progress    Your EHR system is in the process of being integrated. If you are not currently working with a Verana Health practice experience manager, send an email to irisdatalink@veranahealth.com.

    N/A      Your EHR system is not eligible for integration. See details below.

    MIPS Reporting

    2022: During this transitional year, some practices will use their new quality measures dashboard from Verana Health and report MIPS via Verana Health. Practices that are not scheduled to receive their new dashboard in 2022 will continue to use their existing FIGmd dashboard and will report MIPS via FIGmd.

    2023: All practices with eligible EHR systems are projected to receive their new Verana Health quality measures dashboard by summer 2023 and will report MIPS via Verana Health. 

    ALL: Verana Health highly recommends that all practices continue working with FIGmd on their quality measures dashboard and MIPS reporting until they have received their new dashboard from Verana Health. 

    Communications With Verana Health

    Verana Health has reached out to all participating practices regarding the transition. If you have not yet heard from Verana Health it may be because it does not have your current contact information. Send an email to irisdatalink@veranahealth.com with any contact updates.

    Each practice will work with a Verana Health onboarding team that will support your practice before, during and after the transition. Emails will come from addresses ending in @veranahealth.com. Please add this domain to your safe senders list in your email system.

    If you have any questions or need support, reach out to your Practice Experience Manager directly, send an email to irisdatalink@veranahealth.com or call 877.837.2621.

    Ineligible EHR Systems

    Integration is a demanding and exacting process that is costly and time consuming to do correctly. Our efforts have been highly successful with many EHR systems, particularly the ones used by the vast majority of ophthalmic practices. More than a dozen of these EHR systems are currently eligible to begin integration and the remaining systems are scheduled to begin integration by the end of 2022.

    After this transition, some EHR systems (used by a small percent of participating practices) cannot be supported, given the difficulties in maintaining and integrating many different EHR systems. Several of these EHR systems have never been integrated with the IRIS Registry due to technical or financial considerations. Practices that use ineligible EHR systems may continue to participate in the IRIS Registry and report MIPS via FIGmd for the 2022 reporting year.

    EHR systems that do not meet certain criteria are ineligible for integration with the IRIS Registry via Verana Health. These criteria may include:

    • 2015 Edition ONC Health IT Certification
    • HITRUST CSF Certification
    • Acceptable data format, data quality, integration solution and security
    • Shares sufficient data in a timely manner
    • Free registry integration and hosting (no one-time or recurring fees)
    • Low volume of practices or ophthalmologists participating in the IRIS Registry

    Quality Measures Dashboard and MIPS Reporting Schedule

    New IRIS Registry quality measures dashboards are being rolled out to practices starting May 2022. The rollout is expected to continue through summer 2023 and is based on your EHR system. Practices that use an EHR system that is scheduled to report 2022 MIPS with Verana Health are scheduled to receive a dashboard in time for 2022 MIPS reporting.

    Practices that use secondary EHR or practice management systems, or have customizations for their EHR system, may have their new quality measures dashboard rolled out later than the date noted above.

    If you change your EHR system, please send an email to irisdatalink@veranahealth.com since this may change your expected dashboard rollout date.

    MIPS Reporting Alternatives

    You may be able to report MIPS data directly to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) using QRDA III files provided by your EHR vendor; check with them about their availability to do this, their success rate and any charges.

    Other Qualified Clinical Data Registries and Qualified Registries you may be eligible to use for reporting are listed on CMS’ website, including FIGmd’s Polaris Registry which is available to practices not participating in its specialty registry.

    If your practice has questions, please contact the Verana Health Practice Experience Management Team at irisdatalink@veranahealth.com.

    Manual Entry

    Practices that participate in the IRIS Registry via manual entry may continue to do so via FIGmd through 2022 and report 2022 MIPS via FIGmd.

    Solutions for manual entry participants for 2023 and beyond are currently being explored by the Academy and Verana Health. More information will be provided later in 2022.