Adam studies how people use interactive documents that mix text and data (such as electronic progress notes and computational notebooks) to support the collaborative work of patient care and data science. Adam received a PhD in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics at Oregon Health & Science University. He has been generously supported by the National Library of Medicine through their Informatics Training Program.
I am actively recruiting students who are interested in working at the intersection of, human-computer interaction, health informatics, and human-centered data science. If you are a prospective PhD student, please apply to the iSchool's PhD program. If you are a UW-Madison Masters or undergraduate student, please send me your CV and a short description of what kinds of research questions interest you.
Use of Computational Notebooks
Data Science Best Practices
Developing best practices for writing and sharing analyses in Jupyter Notebooks, in collaboration with leading data science educators and researchers. PLoS Comp Bio'19
Janus: Supporting Collaborative Data Science
ActiveNotes: Clinical Notes with Inline Orders
Supporting more fluid clinical documentation by letting providers place orders in their notes. AMIA'15
Length and Redundancy of Outpatient Progress Notes Across a Decade at an Academic Medical Center. journal
Adam Rule, Steven Bedrick, Michael Chiang, Michelle Hribar. JAMA Network Open 2020
Metrics for assessing physician activity using electronic health record log data. journal
Christine A Sinsky, Adam Rule, Genna Cohen, Brian G Arndt, Tait D Shanafelt, Christopher D Sharp, Sally L Baxter, Ming Tai-Seale, Sherry Yan, You Chen, Julia Adler-Milstein, Michelle Hribar. JAMIA 2020
Using Electronic Health Record Audit Logs to Study Clinical Activity: A Systematic Review of Aims, Measures, and Methods. journal · preprint
Adam Rule, Michelle Hribar, Michael Chiang. JAMIA 2020
Ten Simple Rules for Writing and Sharing Computational Analyses in Jupyter Notebooks. journal · pdf
Adam Rule, Amanda Birmingham, Cristal Zuniga, Ilkay Altintas, Shih-Cheng Huang, Rob Knight, Niema Moshiri, Mai H. Nguyen, Sara Brin Rosenthal, Fernando Pérez, Peter W. Rose. PLoS Computational Biology 2019
Excited to be on a panel at AMIA this year discussing how audit logs can reveal clincal workflows and outcomes. See you there!
Happy to announce our paper on how clinicians use programming to write
their notes was accepted to CHI 2020. See you
in Honolulu online!
Our article summarizing just how much text in clinical notes comes from templates and copy-paste is now online!
The folks at Jupyter and AWS just replicated and extended my 2017 analysis of Jupyter Notebooks on Github, now with 4M notebooks! Great new insights on data science workflows and API usage.
Best practices for using Jupyter Notebooks developed with a great team of collaborators published in PLoS Computational Biology
Apr 26-30 - CHI 2020, Honolulu
Jun 22-24 - NLM, Virtual
Oct 19-21 - CSCW 2020, Virtual
Nov 15-18 - AMIA 2020, Virtual
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