Jennifer Wiler, MD
Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2003)
Graduate School :
  • MBA, University at Buffalo - The State University of New York (2003)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colgate University (NY) (1996)
Residency:
  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Chief Quality Officer, UCHealth Metro
  • Tenured Professor, Emergency Medicine
  • Founder, UCHealth CARE Innovation Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Nation’s Top Emergency Physicians “45 Under 45 Award”, Emergency Medicine Resident Association (2019)
  • President’s Award, American College of Emergency Physicians (2018)
  • Inspirational Physician Award, American Medical Association Women Physicians Section (2018)
  • Outstanding Mid-Career Achievement Award, Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (2016)
  • Horizon (Rising Star) Award, ACEP (2010)

Research Interests

- Operations and care delivery - Healthcare economics and payment policy

Publications

  • Davis C, Faruki A, Breyer D, Cumbler E, Fisher B, Hassell A, Hess S, Pierce R, Wiler JL, R Zane. The Case for Virtual Sepsis Surveillance and Intervention. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Apr 7. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0513. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33826409.
  • Dhaliwal JS, Goss F, Whittington MD, Bookman K, Ho PM, Zane R, Wiler J. Reduced admission rates and resource utilization for chest pain patients using an electronic health record-embedded clinical pathway in the emergency department. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2020 Dec;1(6):1602-1613. PubMed PMID: 33392569
  • Goss FR, Bookman K, Barron M, Bickley D, Landgren B, Kroehl M, Williamson K, Zane R, Wiler J. Improved antibiotic prescribing using indication-based clinical decision support in the emergency department. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2020 Jun;1(3):214-221. PubMed PMID: 33000036
  • Baehr A, Ledbetter C, Bookman KJ, Wang Y, Ginde AA, Wiler JL. Timeliness of Care for High-acuity Conditions at Hospital-affiliated Freestanding Emergency Departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Oct;27(10):995-1001. PubMed PMID: 32352204
  • Lin MP, Revette A, Carr BG, Richardson LD, Wiler JL, Schuur JD. Effect of Accountable Care Organizations on Emergency Medicine Payment and Care Redesign: A Qualitative Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 May;75(5):597-608. PubMed PMID: 31973914
  • Baehr A, Ledbetter C, Bookman KJ, Wang Y, Ginde AA, Wiler JL. Characteristics and Operational Performance of Hospital-affiliated Freestanding Emergency Departments. Med Care. 2020 Mar;58(3):234-240. PubMed PMID: 31876661
  • Baehr A, Nedza S, Bettinger J, Marshall Vaskas H, Pilgrim R, Wiler J. Enhancing Appropriate Admissions: An Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 May;75(5):612-614. PubMed PMID: 31806259
  • Griffey RT, Schneider RM, Sharp BR, Pothof JJ, Hodkins S, Capp R, Wiler JL, Sreshta N, Sather JE, Sampson CS, Powell JT, Groner KY, Adler LM. Description and Yield of Current Quality and Safety Review in Selected US Academic Emergency Departments. J Patient Saf. 2020 Dec;16(4):e245-e249. PubMed PMID: 28661998
  • Griffey RT, Schneider RM, Adler LM, Capp R, Carpenter CR, Farmer BM, Groner KY, Hodkins S, McCammon CA, Powell JT, Sather JE, Schuur JD, Shapiro MJ, Sharp BR, Venkatesh AK, Vrablik MC, Wiler JL. Development of an Emergency Department Trigger Tool Using a Systematic Search and Modified Delphi Process. J Patient Saf. 2020 Mar;16(1):e11-e17. PubMed PMID: 27314201
  • Baehr A, Ledbetter C, Bookman KJ, Wang Y, Ginde AA, Wiler JL. Characteristics and Operational Performance of Hospital-affiliated Freestanding Emergency Departments. Med Care. 2019 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31876661
  • Baehr A, Nedza S, Bettinger J, Marshall Vaskas H, Pilgrim R, Wiler J. Enhancing Appropriate Admissions: An Advanced Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Physicians. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31806259
  • Michael SS, Bickley D, Bookman K, Zane R, Wiler JL. Emergency department front-end split-flow experience: 'physician in intake'. BMJ Open Qual. 2019;8(4):e000817. PubMed PMID: 31799448
  • Michael SH, Villarreal PM, Ferguson MF, Wiler JL, Zane RD, Flarity K. Virtual Reality-Based Resilience Programs: Feasibility and Implementation for Inpatient Oncology Nurses. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Dec 1;23(6):664-667. PubMed PMID: 31730607
  • Ford KL, Moore SL, Zhou S, Gore MO, Portz J, Zhang X, Zane R, Wiler J, Bull S. Advancing evidence-based digital health through an innovative research environment: an academic-industry collaboration case report. Mhealth. 2019;5:37. PubMed PMID: 31620464
  • Easter B, Houshiarian N, Pati D, Wiler JL. Designing efficient emergency departments: Discrete event simulation of internal-waiting areas and split flow sorting. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec;37(12):2186-2193. PubMed PMID: 30905479
  • Wiler JL, Rounds K, McGowan B, Baird J. Continuation of Gender Disparities in Pay Among Academic Emergency Medicine Physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2019 Mar;26(3):286-292. PubMed PMID: 30664286
  • Bolandifar E, DeHoratius N, Olsen T, Wiler J. An Empirical Study of the Behavior of Patients Who Leave the Emergency Department without Being Seen. Journal of Operations Management. 2019, May 22. Vol.65(5), p.430-446. DOI: 10.1002/joom.1030
  • Dickson C, Klasco R, Bookman K, Michael S, Wiler JL, Zane R, Davis C. Direct-To-Consumer Virtual Urgent Care: A Descriptive Study and Roadmap for Practice Management Decision. Journal of Telehealth and Medicine Today
  • Baehr A, Ginde A, Bookman K, Ledbetter CM, Wang Y, Wiler JL. Quality of Care for Emergency Care Sensitive Conditions at Hospital Affiliated Freestanding Emergency Departments. Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, NV; May 2019.
  • Capp R, Misky GJ, Lindrooth RC, Honigman B, Logan H, Hardy R, Nguyen DQ, Wiler JL. Coordination Program Reduced Acute Care Use And Increased Primary Care Visits Among Frequent Emergency Care Users. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Oct 1;36(10):1705-1711. PubMed PMID: 28971914
  • Griffey RT, Schneider RM, Sharp BR, Pothof JJ, Hodkins S, Capp R, Wiler JL, Sreshta N, Sather JE, Sampson CS, Powell JT, Groner KY, Adler LM. Description and Yield of Current Quality and Safety Review in Selected US Academic Emergency Departments. J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28661998
  • Harish NJ, Miller HD, Pines JM, Zane RD, Wiler JL. How alternative payment models in emergency medicine can benefit physicians, payers, and patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;35(6):906-909. PubMed PMID: 28396098
  • Bookman K, West D, Ginde A, Wiler J, McIntyre R, Hammes A, Carlson N, Steinbruner D, Solley M, Zane R. Embedded Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Health Record Decreases Use of High-cost Imaging in the Emergency Department: EmbED study. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jul;24(7):839-845. PubMed PMID: 28391603
  • Wiler JL, Bookman K, Birznieks DB, Leeret R, Koehler A, Planck S, Zane R. Rapid Process Optimization. Am J Med Qual. 2017 Mar Apr;32(2):172-177. PubMed PMID: 27016948
  • Wiler JL, Harish N, Zane R. Do Hospitals Still Make Sense? The Case for Decentralization of Health Care. NEJM Catalyst. 2017 Dec 12. https://catalyst.nejm.org/hospitals-case-decentralization-health-care/
  • Wiler JL, Harish N, Miller H. I Alternative Payment Models. Am J Managed Care. 2017;5(1):51-53.
  • Wiler JL, Ward M, Pines JP (Eds). Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care. Cambridge Press https://www.amazon.com/
  • Capp R, Hardy R, Lindrooth R, Wiler J. National Trends in Emergency Department Visits by Adults With Mental Health Disorders. J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug;51(2):131-135.e1. PubMed PMID: 27614303
  • Pines JM, McStay F, George M, Wiler JL, McClellan M. Aligning payment reform and delivery innovation in emergency care. Am J Manag Care. 2016 Aug;22(8):515-8. PubMed PMID: 27541697
  • Wiler JL, Ozkaynak M, Bookman K, Koehler A, Leeret R, Chua-Tuan J, Ginde AA, Zane R. Implementation of a Front-End Split-Flow Model to Promote Performance in an Urban Academic Emergency Department. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 Jun;42(6):271-80. PubMed PMID: 27184243
  • Wiler JL, Bookman K, Birznieks DB, Leeret R, Koehler A, Planck S, Zane R. Rapid Process Optimization: A Novel Process Improvement Methodology to Innovate Health Care Delivery. Am J Med Qual. 2016 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27016948
  • Wiler JL, Granovsky M, Cantrill SV, Newell R, Venkatesh AK, Schuur JD. Physician Quality Reporting System Program Updates and the Impact on Emergency Medicine Practice. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):229-37. PubMed PMID: 26973757
  • Wiler JL, Ginde AA. State laws governing physician assistant practice in the United States and the impact on emergency medicine. J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;48(2):e49-58. PubMed PMID: 25453855
  • Capp R, West DR, Doran K, Sauaia A, Wiler J, Coolman T, Ginde AA. Characteristics of Medicaid-Covered Emergency Department Visits Made by Nonelderly Adults: A National Study. J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;49(6):984-9. PubMed PMID: 26482830
  • Wiler JL, Welch S, Pines J, Schuur J, Jouriles N, Stone-Griffith S. Emergency department performance measures updates: proceedings of the 2014 emergency department benchmarking alliance consensus summit. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 May;22(5):542-53. PubMed PMID: 25899754
  • Wiler JL, Granovsky M. Give that back! Recovery Audit Program activity trends. J Hosp Med. 2015 Apr;10(4):273-4. PubMed PMID: 25707459
  • Wiler JL, Ginde AA. State laws governing physician assistant practice in the United States and the impact on emergency medicine. J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;48(2):e49-58. PubMed PMID: 25453855
  • Pukurdpol P, Wiler JL, Hsia RY, Ginde AA. Association of Medicare and Medicaid insurance with increasing primary care-treatable emergency department visits in the United States. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Oct;21(10):1135-42. PubMed PMID: 25308137
  • Farley H, Enguidanos ER, Coletti CM, Honigman L, Mazzeo A, Pinson TB, Reed K, Wiler JL. Patient satisfaction surveys and quality of care: an information paper. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Oct;64(4):351-7. PubMed PMID: 24656761
  • Capp R, Rooks SP, Wiler JL, Zane RD, Ginde AA. National study of health insurance type and reasons for emergency department use. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Apr;29(4):621-7. PubMed PMID: 24366398
  • Honigman LS, Wiler JL, Rooks S, Ginde AA. National Study of Non-urgent Emergency Department Visits and Associated Resource Utilization. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Nov;14(6):609-16. PubMed PMID: 24381681
  • Wiler JL, Bolandifar E, Griffey RT, Poirier RF, Olsen T. An emergency department patient flow model based on queueing theory principles. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Sep;20(9):939-46. PubMed PMID: 24050801
  • Wiler JL, Handel DA, Ginde AA, Aronsky D, Genes NG, Hackman JL, Hilton JA, Hwang U, Kamali M, Pines JM, Powell E, Sattarian M, Fu R. Predictors of Patient Length of Stay in Nine Emergency Departments. Am J Emerg Med 2012; in press.
  • Cheung PT, Wiler JL, Lowe RA, Ginde AA. National Study of Barriers to Timely Primary Care and Emergency Department Utilization Among Medicaid Beneficiaries. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;60(1):4-10.e2.
  • Ginde AA, Lowe RA, Wiler JL. Health insurance status change and emergency department use among US adults. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 23;172(8):642-7
  • Wiler JL, Rooks S, Ginde AA. Update on Mid-level Provider Utilization in U.S. Emergency Departments, 2006 to 2009. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;19(8):986-9
  • Wiler JL, Handel DA, Ginde AA, Aronsky D, Genes NG, Hackman JL, Hilton JA, Hwang U, Kamali M, Pines JM, Powell E, Sattarian M, Fu R. Predictors of Patient Length of Stay in Nine Emergency Departments. Am J Emerg Med. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;30(9):1860-4
  • Sasson C, Wiler JL, Haukoos JS, Sklar D, Kellermann AL, Beck D, Urbina C, Heilpern K, Magid DJ. The Changing Landscape of America’s Healthcare System and the Value of Emergency Medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Oct;19(10):1204-11.
  • Ginde A, Ghushchyan, Wiler JL, Libby AM. Attribution of US Health Care Expenditures to Emergency Department Services. Annals of EM. 2011 Oct;58(4s):s269-70.
  • Wiler JL, Griffey RT, Olsen T. Review of modeling approaches for emergency department patient flow and crowding research. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec;18(12):1371-9.
  • Wiler JL, Poirier RF, Farley H, Zirkin W, Griffey RT. Emergency severity index triage system correlation with emergency department evaluation and management billing codes and total professional charges. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;18(11):1161-6.
  • Cheung PT, Wiler JL, Ginde AA. Changes in barriers to primary care and emergency department utilization. Arch Intern Med 2011; 171:1397-1399.
  • Welch SJ, et al. (Wiler JL-Summit invited participant, subcommittee chair). Emergency department operations dictionary: results of the second performance measures and benchmarking summit. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 May;18(5):539-44.
  • Wiler JL, et al. “Use of scribes in the Emergency Department – An Information Paper”. American College of Emergency Physicians, June 2011. Available at: http://www.acep.org/search.aspx?searchtext=use%20of%20scribes%20in%20the%20emergency%20department
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Fellow

Practice Locations

Emergency Department - Anschutz
12505 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-9111

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Emergency Care
Clinical Interests
- Patient Safety & Quality - Healthcare operations & care delivery innovation

Public Speaking
Yes
- Quality & patient safety - Impact of payment models on healthcare delivery innovation - Digital health innovation

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2003)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, University at Buffalo - The State University of New York (2003)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colgate University (NY) (1996)
Residency Programs:
  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine (2006)
Languages: English
Department: Emergency Medicine
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