Verana Health and Academy IRIS Registry: EHR Integration Schedule
The EHR Integration Process and EHR System Eligibility
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 MIPS reporting, it must aggregate valid data from electronic health record (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. We are 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 for more than 60 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.
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 for integration, and more are scheduled for 2022.
After this transition, a small number of electronic health record (EHR) systems 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.
Here are other options for reporting MIPS:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following schedule outlines which EHR systems are eligible or ineligible for integration with the IRIS Registry via Verana Health and, if your system is eligible, when your practice should expect to begin the integration process.
EHR Systems Currently Eligible for Transition
If your practice uses one of these EHR systems, you are eligible for integration now. If you are not yet working with a Verana Health Practice Experience Manager, send an email to email@example.com.
Modernizing Medicine EMA
Nextech IntelleChartPRO (MDIntellesys)
SRS Health (Nextech)
EHR Systems Eligible for Transition Starting in 2022
Verana Health will reach out to your practice when it is time to transition. To ensure we contact the right person, send current contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EHR Systems Ineligible for Transition
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
Ineligible EHR systems include:
ChartMaker Medical Suite
Crystal Practice Management
KeyMedical KeyChart EMR
My Vision Express
Prime Clinical Systems
Waiting Room Solutions