Tyler Kahle Video Viewership and Distribution

In the first four years following the August 2007 debut of “Aortic Dissection at Any Age: Tyler Kahle Story,” the video was viewed online more than 25,700 times by people in 55 countries and all 50 U.S. states — an average of 14 viewings each day through www.bestcare.org/Tyler and the Methodist Youtube Channel.  Since the capability to download the video online was added in mid-2009, the video has been downloaded as often as 70 times a month.

Methodist has distributed approximately 3,500 copies of the Tyler Kahle video in DVD format, many in response to requests that come to www.mhsec.com/Tyler. DVDs were also provided to all emergency departments Nebraska an Iowa and to numerous professional organizations, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, National Marfan Foundation Emergency Medicine Campaign and 800 members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) .

Videos were provided to attendees at conference sessions where MHS representatives presented the video, including:

In 2009-2010, Methodist made a series of appeals to the CEOs of more than two dozen companies that sell emergency department information system (EDIS) software, urging them to learn from our experience and modify their ED chest pain clinical decision support to include the Methodist aortic dissection bundle developed by Anton Piskac, MD, MHS Vice President of Performance Improvement.

McKesson and Epic, two of the nation’s leading health care services companies, agreed to incorporate the bundle in their next software upgrade. This means two of the major five EDIS vendors will use the bundle: McKesson. Epic and Cerner, since Cerner made the change for Methodist and all Cerner clients at Methodist’s request.

  • 2007 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement Learning Lab
  • 2008 Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting
  • 2008 American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Conference
  • 2008 Zurich Health Care Symposium in Dallas
  • 2009 Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety Conference
  • 2009 Northern California ASHRM Conference
  • 2009 Southern California ASHRM Conference
  • 2009 North Texas Society for Health Care Risk Management Conference

Leading change in emergency departments nationwide

In 2009-2010, Methodist made a series of appeals to the CEOs of more than two dozen companies that sell emergency department information system (EDIS) software, urging them to learn from our experience and modify their ED chest pain clinical decision support to include the Methodist aortic dissection bundle developed by Anton Piskac, MD, MHS Vice President of Performance Improvement.

McKesson and Epic, two of the nation’s leading health care services companies, agreed to incorporate the bundle in their next software upgrade. This means three of the major five EDIS vendors will use the bundle: McKesson, Epic and Cerner, since Cerner made the change for Methodist and all Cerner clients at Methodist’s request.

TAD Coalition participation

We are continuing to work together with Tyler’s mother, Deb McMillan; the National Marfan Foundation; John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health; Ehlers-Danlos Foundation; Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation; GenTAC; International Registry of Acute Aortic Dissection; Dr. Dianna Milewicz at the University of Texas Medical School and other key physician experts who helped write the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic aortic disease published by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in 2010.

Methodist is a founding member and the only community hospital or health system currently involved in this group: the Thoracic Aortic Disease (TAD) Coalition. The TAD Coalition, working in collaboration with the American Heart Association, is raising awareness nationwide of the new treatment guidelines and advocating for systemic change that will empower health care providers to understand and act appropriately on the knowledge that aortic dissection can occur at any age.

Methodist Hospital Foundation support

Methodist is committed to fulfilling our promise to Deb McMillan to take what we have learned beyond our doors to prevent similar tragedies at other institutions. Funding to enable Methodist to continue to carry the message forward, including support of the TAD Coalition, has been provided by Methodist Hospital Foundation.

Watch the video and learn more at www.bestcare.org/Tyler.