About 1Unit

The future of health care is here.

As doctors, nurses, and engineers, we are highly experienced clinicians and forward-thinking problem solvers working at the frontline of healthcare. We are the world’s experts in bringing hospital professionals together to create exceptional care teams through Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR ® rounds). After all, we created the ACU care model and SIBR rounds. With our solutions, hospitals discover new levels of efficiency and effectiveness.

Our people and our hospital partners have received numerous national and international quality and safety awards. Each award recognizes what is so novel yet so obvious about what we do — bringing people together to make outstanding care routine.

We originally created SIBR rounds so we could be much more proactive for our patients. Once we realized others have the same needs, we created a solution for them too.

While many hospitals have learned that the secret to proactive care is successful patient-centered care, most home-grown efforts are costly, overlook critical details, and are prone to fail. This includes attempts at processes like beside handovers and interdisciplinary bedside rounds. Because of our experience with more than 100 implementations, we know exactly what hospitals need for successful handovers and interdisciplinary bedside rounds.

The online 1Unit App is the simplest, most reliable way for hospitals to launch and develop proactive care. With the App, managers track the progress of new processes, such as bedside handover and SIBR, and track staff training and performance.

We partner with hospitals to help you reach self-sufficiency

We offer hospitals the solution they need to be self-sufficient in developing proactive care: partnering with hospitals to achieve that self-sufficiency and take great pride when that happens.

“The care was remarkable … We should be so lucky that this kind of care is available to more people in our community. Just to be able to meet regularly with the physician and the nurses, to know what is happening.”

Patient's daughter-in-law

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Our Team

Jason Stein

Founder and CEO

Physician Founder and Chief Executive Officer: Jason Stein MD SFHM

Committing to improve hospital care, Jason founded 1Unit to help physicians and nurses reorganize themselves into high-performing, patient-centered teams. Combining 20 years’ experience as a hospital physician, teacher, and leader in the field of hospital medicine, Jason invented the ACU® care model. Jason works closely with his global network of physicians and nurses to refine the ACU care model for different settings. At the heart of the ACU care model is Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR® rounds).

This proactive, team-based hospital care model is associated with safer, more effective, and less costly care. Hospital units that switch to proactive care typically observe significant improvements in clinical, cost, service, and educational outcomes.

 

Academic & professional contributions

Since 2010, Jason and his colleagues have developed the ACU® care model in over 100 hospital units 20+ US states and 4 continents. As a result, ACUs have been set up in a wide range of inpatient units:

  1. medical, pediatric, geriatric, and cardiology units;
  2. intensive care, progressive care, long-term acute care, and general surgery;
  3. neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery units.

From 2007-2014, he served as Director of Quality and Clinical Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Emory. At the same time, from 2010-2014, he was Associate Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine

Jason completed medical school at Emory University and his internal medicine residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University (St. Louis). Later, he completed the Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement at Intermountain Health Care. He also served 4 years as Course Director for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) Quality Course and web-editor of the SHM website. Additionally, Jason co-developed SHM’s Mentored Implementation program, winning the John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality 2011.

Recognition of his contributions

Jason was recognized with the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Award for Teamwork in Quality (2010), and again in 2015 for his work on ACUs and SIBR — thus becoming the only person to win the award twice. Jason was selected as an Innovation Advisor to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2012). Also, he has been recognized by the Washington University School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine with awards for Excellence in Teaching; Humanitarian Service; Leadership; and Faculty Mentoring.

What matters most

Jason continues to work with hospital care experts worldwide to combine performance principles with action-oriented learning in order to solve a significant global problem: how to make proactive hospital care routine everywhere.

Susan Shapiro PhD

Research & Evaluation
Bethany Robertson

Bethany Robertson DNP CNM

Nurses First Adviser

Bruce Joy

Director of Hospital programs 1Unit Australasia-Pacific

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