ACU Commonwealth Case Study

ACU Commonwealth Case Study

An ACU commonwealth case study that outlines improvements in clinical, cost, and satisfaction outcomes as a result of implementing the Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model). The Unit is a 35-bed medical unit in a public tertiary hospital.

The case study is particularly interesting as it highlights an example of some of the innovations we see Units creating to improve additional clinical issues. In this case, components added to the ACU standard daily processes resulted in improvements in nutritional screening and daily weights.

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JHM ACU article

Journal of Hospital Medicine ACU article

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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,…

1. Standardization: The Familiar Power of Routine

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Standardization: The Familiar Power of Routine “I’ll miss things today that I could’ve noticed. And, yet, I’ll miss them.” Every day most of us carry a fear like this through the hospital. Whether we know it or not, most of…

2. Shared Mental Models: The Magical Power of Sharing Minds

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Shared Mental Models: The Magical Power of Sharing Minds “There’s a dichotomy in the way physicians think. They feel frustrated by all the things they shouldn’t be responsible for, yet can’t relinquish because they’re not surrounded by a team to…

4. Resilience: The Calming Power of Proactive Care

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Resilience: The Calming Power of Proactive Care How can hospital units organize themselves to outpace the tempo of deteriorating patient condition (or deteriorating patient experience)? The answer is resilience. What makes a hospital unit resilient is being able to stay…
MKV post-acute care SIBR team

Post-Acute Care Program

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1Unit PAC helps post-acute care facilities to implement PAC ACUs and PAC SIBR rounds to improve clinical & cost outcomes, and patient care & teamwork

SIBR Pediatric Training Manual: Updating patient & family

ACU Pediatrics care model


1Unit’s flagship program, the Accountable Care Unit care model, optimized for a pediatric setting. The ACU pediatric care model ensures the patient is the center of the team, includes the family and opens communication between all team members. Decrease length of stay, complications, adverse events, mortality, inappropriate resource utilization. Increase patient and staff satisfaction.

Lead provider and patient discuss care plan during SIBR rounds

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…