Adam Rule

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Adam Rule is an assistant professor in the Information School at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he is part of the Collaborative Computing Group, and affiliate faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.

Adam's research lies at the intersection of health informatics, human-computer interaction, and human-centered data science. He studies how people mix stories and data to perform the collaborative work of healthcare 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.

I am actively recruiting students 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.

Selected Publications google scholar

JGIM 2022 journal
Gender Differences in Primary Care Physicians’ Electronic Health Record Use over Time: an Observational Study. Adam Rule, Christina M. Shafer, Mark A. Micek, Jeffrey J. Baltus, Christine A. Sinsky, Brian G. Arndt.

JAMIA 2022 journal
Using event logs to observe interactions with electronic health records: an updated scoping review shows increasing use of vendor-derived measures. Adam Rule, Edward R Melnick, Nate C Apathy.

JAMIA 2022 journal
Frequent but fragmented: use of note templates to document outpatient visits at an academic health center. Adam Rule, Michelle Hribar.

AMIA 2021
Comparing Scribed and Non-scribed Outpatient Progress Notes. Adam Rule, Sarah T Florig, Steven Bedrick, Vishnu Mohan, Jeffrey A Gold, Michelle R Hribar.
Distinguished Paper Award, Nominee (10 of 84 full papers)

MedInfo 2021 video
Medical Scribes Have a Variable Impact on Documentation Workflows. Adam Rule, Michael F Chiang, Michelle Hribar.
Best Paper, 2nd Place (2nd of 149 papers)

JAMA Network Open 2021 journal
Length and Redundancy of Outpatient Progress Notes Across a Decade at an Academic Medical Center. Adam Rule, Steven Bedrick, Michael Chiang, Michelle Hribar.

JAMIA 2020 journal
Metrics for assessing physician activity using electronic health record log data. 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.

CHI 2020 conf · pdf · video
Clinical Documentation as End-User Programming. Adam Rule, Isaac H. Goldstein, Michael F. Chiang, Michelle R. Hribar

JAMIA 2020 journal
Using Electronic Health Record Audit Logs to Study Clinical Activity: A Systematic Review of Aims, Measures, and Methods. Adam Rule, Michelle Hribar, Michael Chiang.

PLoS Computational Biology 2019 journal · pdf
Ten Simple Rules for Writing and Sharing Computational Analyses in Jupyter Notebooks. Adam Rule, Amanda Birmingham, Cristal Zuniga, Ilkay Altintas, Shih-Cheng Huang, Rob Knight, Niema Moshiri, Mai H. Nguyen, Sara Brin Rosenthal, Fernando PĂ©rez, Peter W. Rose.

CSCW 2018 journal · pdf
Aiding Collaborative Reuse of Computational Notebooks with Annotated Cell Folding. Adam Rule, Ian Drosos, Aurélien Tabard, Jim Hollan.

CHI 2018 conf · pdf · video
Exploration and Explanation in Computational Notebooks. Adam Rule, Aurélien Tabard, Jim Hollan.
Honorable Mention (top 5% of submissions)


Nov 2, 2021

Our paper on how scribed notes differ from non-scribed notes was nominated for the Distinguished Paper award at AMIA 2021!

Oct 4, 2021

Our paper on how scribes impact documentation workflows received the Best Paper 2nd Place award at MedInfo 2021! Video

Aug 23, 2021

Excited to be joining the iSchool at UW-Madison as an Assistant Professor.

Oct 7, 2020

Excited to be on a panel at AMIA this year discussing how audit logs can reveal clincal workflows and outcomes. See you there!

jan 16, 2020

Happy to announce our paper on how clinicians use programming to write their notes was accepted to CHI 2020. See you online!


LIS 612 - Spring 2022
LIS 615 - Fall 2021
LIS 341 - Fall 2021

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