AOA announces initial registry EHR vendors

AOA announces initial registry EHR vendors

"We are very excited about the eagerness of our three vendors that are coming onboard."

Optometry's clinical registry will launch at Optometry's Meeting®, June 24-28, with three participating electronic health record (EHR) systems, and more vendors are anticipated in the months ahead.

AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare), by Prometheus Research, will integrate data from doctors' EHR systems to provide a systematic way of collecting patient data that helps enhance outcomes, procedures and standards of practice. The initial EHR vendors include:

  • Eyecare Advantage by Compulink Business Systems, Inc.

  • MaximEyes by First Insight®

  • RevolutionEHR by Health Innovation Technologies

Optometric practices use a variety of EHR systems and AOA MORE will add more EHR vendors in the near future. The registry is an AOA member benefit, but will be available to nonmembers for a fee.

Jeff Michaels, O.D., AOA Quality Improvement and Registries Committee chair, says, "We are very excited about the eagerness of our three vendors that are coming onboard from the start with AOA MORE. The Medicare payment reform that passed in April 2015 places a lot of emphasis on registry use as does Stage 3 meaningful use. We are proud that our members will be at the table for these value-based reforms. Following the launch at Optometry's Meeting, we will be adding additional EHR vendors."

The registry is currently undergoing trial testing at select practices nationwide.

Read more about the clinical registry
AOA MORE is a secure, private database that integrates data from doctors' EHR to help report necessary Medicare data to secure increased payments and avoid penalties. With many physician-level professions now adopting clinical registries and an increasing emphasis of registries in meaningful use and other quality-driven initiatives, AOA MORE will serve as optometry's collective database of clinical information. That data from AOA MORE will help with clinical improvement through self-benchmarking and support increased access and scope of care and population information to support AOA and state advocacy.

An informative continuing education (CE) session devoted to the registry will take place at Optometry's Meeting. The course, titled, "Quality in Patient Care—Know it, Use it, Prove it, Oh my," is presented by Dr. Michaels and Andy Archila, O.D., on June 25.

Click here to read an FAQ about the optometric registry, and follow for the latest information and announcements regarding AOA MORE.

April 30, 2015

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