Wills Eye is harnessing the power and possibility of technology to transform data and information into knowledge that can improve patient outcomes and advance the delivery of eye care.
We rely heavily on technology through our phones, tablets, computers, and various other devices, all of which provide data that tracks every aspect of our lives. Harnessing the ever-growing volume of data in a meaningful way from large clinical databases, imaging, and other clinical technology is a frontier for research in health care and ophthalmology in particular. With our selection as one of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Data Analytics Teams for the AAO IRIS® Registry, we launched our Ophthalmology Informatics program.
Wills Eye Hospital is one of just four academic institutions in the United States selected to have full access to American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS® (Intelligent Research in Sight) Registry. The IRIS® Registry is the largest medical specialty registry and contains records of more than 70 million patients from over 17,000 eye care practices across the country.