Andy King won first place in the AMIA Joint Summits Clinical Research Informatics Student Paper Competition, for his paper on the use of eye-tracking in understanding clinician use of information in the EMR.
A. King, H. Hochheiser, S. Visweswaran, G. Clermont, G. Cooper Eye-tracking for Clinical Decision Support: A Method to Capture Automatically What Physicians are Viewing in the EMR
Abstract: Eye-tracking is a valuable research tool that is used in laboratory and limited field environments. We take steps toward developing methods that enable widespread adoption of eye-tracking and its real-time application in clinical decision support. Eye-tracking will enhance awareness and enable intelligent views, more precise alerts, and other forms of decision support in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). We evaluated a low-cost eye-tracking device and found the device’s accuracy to be non-inferior to a more expensive device. We also developed and evaluated an automatic method for mapping eye-tracking data to interface elements in the EMR (e.g., a displayed laboratory test value). Mapping was 88% accurate across the six participants in our experiment. Finally, we piloted the use of the low-cost device and the automatic mapping method to label training data for a Learning EMR (LEMR) which is a system that highlights the EMR elements a physician is predicted to use.
Learning Objective 1: Understanding barriers to using eye-tracking for clinical decision support.