ACU-SIBR

Inventors: Jason Stein, MD/SFHM

The ACU-SIBR program created by Dr. Jason Stein, at Emory and offered by Emory startup Centripital serves to improve the efficiency and efficacy of care given to patients, by reorganizing the way care is delivered and training hospital professionals to work together in high-functioning, patient-centered teams. The basic structure involves the creation of Accountable Care Units (ACU) as a geographic inpatient care areas responsible for the clinical, service, and cost outcomes it produces. ACUs feature unit-based teams, nurse and physician management partners, and a team-oriented, patient-centered rounding model called Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR). SIBR integrates the inputs of the patient, family, nurse, provider, and allied health with a quality-safety checklist so all perspectives are synthesized into a specific plan for the day, improving outcomes for all involved. ACUs feature unit-based teams, nurse and physician management partners, and a team-oriented, patient-centered rounding model called Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR). SIBR integrates the inputs of the patient, family, nurse, provider, and allied health with a quality-safety checklist so all perspectives are synthesized into a specific plan for the day, improving outcomes for all involved.