Amy Tyler, MD, MSCS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2008)
Graduate School :
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2016)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Director of Quality Improvement, Section of Hospital Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • "Interventions to Reduce Over-Utilized Tests and Treatments in Bronchiolitis," was selected as one of the six most impactful articles published in 2018, Journal of Hospital Medicine (2019)
    Courtney L Edgar–Zarate, MD, Christopher J Russo, MD, Updates in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Six Practical Ways to Improve the Care of Hospitalized Children. J. Hosp. Med 2019;7;436-440
  • Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement utilizing health IT, organizational culture, and process improvement, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (2018)
  • Top Published Articles Relevant to Pediatric Hospital Medicine in 2018, Society of Hospital Medicine National Conference (2018)
  • Best Poster Award for Reducing Unnecessary Utilization in Bronchiolitis, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2016)

Research Interests

As an implementation scientist, Dr. Tyler’s research focuses on “de-implementation” to identify processes and strategies to stop or reduce over-testing and over-treatment that can be broadly adapted to varied contexts and disease processes to improve the delivery of guideline concordant, evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes.

Publications

  • O'Hara K, Tanverdi M, Reich J, Scudamore DD, Tyler A, Bakel LA. Qualitative Study to Understand Pediatric Hospitalists and Emergency Medicine Physicians' Perspectives of Clinical Pathways. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Mar-Apr;5(2):e270. PubMed PMID: 32426636
  • Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, Simon TD, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Tyler A, Kenyon CC, Vachani JG, Opel DJ, Mangione-Smith R. Vaccination Status and Adherence to Quality Measures for Acute Respiratory Tract Illnesses. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Mar;10(3):199-205. PubMed PMID: 32041781
  • Bryan MA, Tyler A, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Johnson DP, Kenyon CC, Haq H, Simon TD, Mangione-Smith R. Associations Between Quality Measures and Outcomes for Children Hospitalized With Bronchiolitis. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Nov;10(11):932-940. PubMed PMID: 33106253
  • O'Hara K, Tanverdi M, Reich J, Scudamore DD, Tyler A, Bakel LA. Qualitative Study to Understand Pediatric Hospitalists and Emergency Medicine Physicians' Perspectives of Clinical Pathways. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Mar-Apr;5(2):e270. PubMed PMID: 32426636
  • Bryan MA, Hofstetter AM, Simon TD, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Tyler A, Kenyon CC, Vachani JG, Opel DJ, Mangione-Smith R. Vaccination Status and Adherence to Quality Measures for Acute Respiratory Tract Illnesses. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Mar;10(3):199-205. PubMed PMID: 32041781
  • Cotter JM, Tyler A, Reese J, Ziniel S, Federico MJ, Anderson Iii WC, Kupfer O, Szefler SJ, Kerby G, Hoch HE. Steroid variability in pediatric inpatient asthmatics: survey on provider preferences of dexamethasone versus prednisone. J Asthma. 2020 Sep;57(9):942-948. PubMed PMID: 31113252
  • Tyler A, Cotter JM, Moss A, Topoz I, Dempsey A, Reese J, Szefler S, Hoch H. Outcomes for Pediatric Asthmatic Inpatients After Implementation of an Emergency Department Dexamethasone Treatment Protocol. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Feb;9(2):92-99. PubMed PMID: 30670462
  • Tyler A, Anderson L, Moss A, Graham J, Dempsey A, Carpenter T. Predictors of Symptom Rebound in Critically Ill Patients With Croup. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Jun;9(6):447-454. PubMed PMID: 31076458
  • Cotter JM, Tyler A, Reese J, Ziniel S, Federico MJ, Anderson Iii WC, Kupfer O, Szefler SJ, Kerby G, Hoch HE. Steroid variability in pediatric inpatient asthmatics: survey on provider preferences of dexamethasone versus prednisone. J Asthma. 2019 Jun 12;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31113252
  • Mangione-Smith R, Zhou C, Williams DJ, Johnson DP, Kenyon CC, Tyler A, Quinonez R, Vachani J, McGalliard J, Tieder JS, Simon TD, Wilson KM. Pediatric Respiratory Illness Measurement System (PRIMES) Scores and Outcomes. Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2). PubMed PMID: 31350359
  • Nowacki K, Gonzalez T, Mehnert J, Jacquemard A, Tyler A. Using Patient Whiteboards to Engage Families in Harm Prevention and Care Planning: A Quality Improvement Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 Jun;8(6):345-352. PubMed PMID: 29773605
  • Tyler A, Krack P, Bakel LA, O'Hara K, Scudamore D, Topoz I, Freeman J, Moss A, Allen R, Swanson A, Bajaj L. Interventions to Reduce Over-Utilized Tests and Treatments in Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun;141(6). PubMed PMID: 29752289
  • Bakel LA, Wilson K, Tyler A, Tham E, Reese J, Bothner J, Kaplan DW. A quality improvement study to improve inpatient problem list use. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul;4(4):205-10. PubMed PMID: 24986988
  • Brittan M, Tyler A, Martin S, Konieczny J, Torok M, Wheeler M, Boyer A. A Discharge Planning Template for the Electronic Medical Record Improves Scheduling of Neurology Follow-up for Comanaged Seizure Patients. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Nov;4(6):366-71. PubMed PMID: 25362078
  • Tyler A, Boyer A, Martin S, Neiman J, Bakel LA, Brittan M. Development of a discharge readiness report within the electronic health record-A discharge planning tool. J Hosp Med. 2014 Aug;9(8):533-9. PubMed PMID: 24825848
  • Neuman MI, Hall M, Hersh AL, Brogan TV, Parikh K, Newland JG, Blaschke AJ, Williams DJ, Grijalva CG, Tyler A, Shah SS. Influence of hospital guidelines on management of children hospitalized with pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e823-30. PubMed PMID: 23090342
  • Widmer K, Schmidt S, Bakel, LA, Cookson, M, Leonard, J, Tyler, A. Use of procalcitonin in a febrile infant clinical pathway and impact on infants aged 29-60 days. Hosp Pediatr.
  • Tyler A, Glasgow R. Implementing Improvements Opportunities to Integrate Implementation & Quality Improvement Science. Hosp Pediatr.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado Parker Campus
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
720-777-1350

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2008)
  • Hospital Medicine, Board Certification (2019)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2008)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2016)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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