IRIS Registry to allow wide-ranging access to accurate ophthalmology data

While the concept of a clinical registry is not new to ophthalmology, the Intelligent Research in Sight Registry will be the specialty’s first truly national database. The registry is designed to allow clinicians and researchers to seamlessly collect data and use them to improve patient care, comply with government quality reporting requirements and, ultimately, conduct clinical and post-market research. Clinical measurement is an essential tool for improving care, according to William L. Rich III, MD, AAO medical director of health policy and chair of the Registry Measure Development Workgroup.

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