Verdi 5 North pilot project brings the entire care team to the bedside

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This article was originally published on HBR. Every day, physicians and staff on the Verdi 5 North General Medicine unit participate with their patients in Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds. Recent rounds included (l-r): Veronica Wilkins, RN; Bennie Taylor, MD, resident; Jeremy Schwartz, MD, medical director; Kimvi Diep, PharmD, pharmacy resident; Kristen Hysell, MD, resident; Deanna Morabito, LCSW, social worker; and Atsuko Yamahiro, MD, fellow. The rounds are part of an Accountable Care Unit pilot project that organizers hope to eventually launch hospital-wide. Staff and physicians on Verdi 5 North at the Saint Raphael Campus are putting a new spin on…

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A care model for proactive patient-centred care?

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Four years ago, at an event at The Alfred hospital, I heard about a daily interdisciplinary team rounding process called “SIBR” (stands for “Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds”), where the patient and family were included as part of the care team. It was proving to be a great success at The Alfred in Australia, as well as Emory Healthcare in the US where it originated. Patient satisfaction jumped and units saw lower complications and mortality rates, as well as lower lengths of stay. Dr Jason Stein, the physician who developed SIBR, realised that sustaining daily team rounds resulted in a better…

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