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Coordinated care through Accountable Care Units

Coordinated care through the ACU® care model Saskatchewan, Canada, has been driving the growth of the Accountable Care Unit care model locally for the last 3 years. This growth has seen the launch of close to 10 ACUs in a number of hospitals within the state. And more growth is planned as further interest develops […]

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Journal of Hospital Medicine ACU article

JHM ACU article The first peer-reviewed journal article describing the Accountable Care Unit care model (ACU® care model) and Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR® rounds). Hospitals have not been optimized to support the functions of multi-disciplinary care teams. In fact, a significant limitation of modern hospitals is the ability to provide high-quality patient centered care. […]

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1Unit Post-Acute Care

1Unit PAC Post-acute care (PAC) settings play a pivotal role in the patient care continuum. They provide a level of care to patients that most hospitals just don’t have the capacity to meet. And, we think, they’re an often forgotten and neglected clinical space in terms of innovation and quality improvement. As a result, 1Unit […]

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Harvard Business Review ACU article

Description of the Accountable Care Unit® care model – HBR ACU article Back in 2013, the Harvard Business Review approached Dr Jason Stein to learn more about the Accountable Care Unit care model. Dr Stein had already implemented the ACU at Emory Healthcare for several years. Dr Stein had also transferred the ACU care model […]

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Nursing on an ACU

Nursing on an ACU: science and art 1Unit has been working extensively with a number of Canadian hospitals to implement the Accountable Care Unit (ACU) care model. I’m always interested to hear the stories from frontline staff of how the ACU can impact their daily work. On a recent visit, I spoke with the nurse […]

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Post-Acute Care SIBR rounds wins award

Post-Acute Care SIBR Rounds 1Unit has extended our expertise in high-quality patient centered care to post-acute settings (PAC). Once again, we’re seeing significant opportunities for improvement in patient care. Innovations in quality improvement, teamwork and patient centered care, are often not designed for PAC settings. In fact, we think post-acute care is an often forgotten […]

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ACU care model on ACE unit improves communication and patient care quality

Key Concept ACUs improve communication and patient care quality. Background A single site study examining the ACU care model with SIBR rounds in an Aged Care for the Elderly Unit. The authors used a mixed methods approach and examined the perceptions of nurses, therapists, patient care technicians and social workers.  The survey was administered to […]

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UHC Case Study

UHC ACU Case Study The University Health Consortium completed an ACU case study based on an early implementation of the ACU® care model. The case study uses UHC’s expected mortality data to gauge ACU impact on mortality. Additional data was provided by the facility about: discharges to hospice, length of stay, hypo- and hyper- glycemic […]

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Nursing Change of Shift

Nursing Change of Shift Image from the 1Unit Nursing Change of Shift Training Manual Change of Shift Huddle highlighting key information from previous shift. 1Unit’s Nursing Change of Shift program focuses on key nursing shift change processes such as change of shift huddle and bedside handover. Optimizing these processes can help staff to ensure more […]

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Goals of Care Conversations

Goals of Care Conversations The United States spends approximately 25 percent of Medicare on the 5% of patients in their final year. Unfortunately, most of this care does not have a significant benefit to the patient’s well-being. The United States is also not alone, with the Netherlands and Switzerland showing similar rates of expenditure. 1Unit’s […]

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