Adam Rule

Adam Rule

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I am an assistant professor in the Information School at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where I am part of the Collaborative Computing Group, affiliate faculty in Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, and an honorary associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

My research spans the areas of health informatics and human-computer interaction. I am interested in how people use electronic health records (EHRs), how we can use traces of EHR activity to study collaboration in healthcare, and how people tell stories with data.

Prospective Students

I am actively recruiting students to join my lab in Fall 2024. Prospective PhD students, please apply to the iSchool's PhD program. Current UW-Madison students, please send me your CV.

Selected Publications google scholar

JAMIA 2023 journal
Guidance For Reporting Analyses of Metadata on Electronic Health Record Use. Adam Rule, Thomas Kannampallil, Michelle R Hribar, Adam C Dziorny, Robert Thombley,Nate C Apathy, Julia Adler-Milstein.

JAMA Net Open 2023 journal
Association of Primary Care Physicians’ Ambulatory Full-time Equivalencies With Time in the Electronic Health Record Mark A Micek, Adam Rule, Jeffrey J Baltus, Brian Arndt.

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 conf
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

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.

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.

CHI 2018 conf · pdf · video
Exploration and Explanation in Computational Notebooks. Adam Rule, Aurélien Tabard, Jim Hollan.
Honorable Mention


Dec 21, 2023

Out now in JAMIA, guidance for reporting analyses of EHR metadata.

Jun 21, 2023

Out now in JAMA Network Open, differences in EHR use by FTE.

Dec 6, 2022

Out now in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, gender differences in EHR use.

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.


LIS 612 - Spring 2024

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