‘Accountable Care Unit’ at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital proves successful


Canada’s first Accountable Care Unit

This Canadian news article (video) discusses some of the improvements seen on Canada’s first Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model) with Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR® rounds). With the successes seen, even at this early stage, the journalist goes on to highlight that future spread of the ACU care model is highly likely within the Province.

The 1Unit team love the smiles on the faces of the staff, patient and family in this video. We also love the comments from the doctors, nurses and families about the different benefits that they feel are happening.

This video is available at: Global News Canada (originally available May 12, 2016).

Great work from the team at Canada’s first Accountable Care Unit.


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The ACU care model has now been successfully implemented in other Saskatchewan hospitals, with several more in the process of planning implementation.

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ACU briefing video

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ACU briefing video from Dr Jason Stein to Australian and New Zealand healthcare leaders about the ACU care model. 40-minute video.

ACU care team at bedside with patient

ACU care model is a disruptive innovation & radical transformation of care delivery

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Moving toward fully integrated, patient-centered care on inpatient hospital units requires radically transforming current unit and hospital structures and processes. One promising new care model, the Accountable Care Unit (ACU), offers alternative structures and processes. One process, Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR) puts patients at the center of care, bringing the interprofessional care team to patients’ bedsides every day.


SIBR Pocket Card Use this SIBR Pocket Card as a learning aid for the SIBR Communication Protocol and each team member’s typical inputs.
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

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…

5. Cognitive Empathy: The Simple Power of Noticing People

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Cognitive Empathy: The Simple Power of Noticing People In the previous post we introduce the advanced teamwork concept of resilience. We applied it to a slope of clinical deterioration. Now let’s apply the same concept of resilience to another scenario…
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UHC Case Study


The University Health Consortium’s case study on ACU success at Emory Healthcare.