Andy King won first place in the AMIA Joint Summits Clinical Research Informatics Student Paper Competition

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 

Congrats, Andy!

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.

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Post Date: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
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