AAO launches ophthalmology’s first clinical data registry

NEW ORLEANS — The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced the launch of the specialty’s first clinical data registry. The Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) Registry is designed to let ophthalmologists collect information and use it to improve the quality of care and outcomes and meet regulatory requirements. A team of experts discussed the registry at an AAO news conference during the annual meeting here. The IRIS Registry is scheduled for full implementation in April 2014, Michael F. Chiang, MD, chairman of the AAO’s Medical Information Technology Committee, said.

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