Addressing Destructive Waste
At HBHI's Spring 2021 retreat, a seed grant was conceived by ten researchers. These founding members were interested in the drivers of overuse, comparing different healthcare delivery models and modeling the impact of eliminating waste on health systems' revenues and employment.
To address persistent and destructive waste in health care, an interest group convened, bringing together committed and diverse researchers including clinicians (at School of Medicine), economists (at Bloomberg School of Public Health), implementation scientists (at Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality), finance experts (at Carey Business School), and bioethicists (at Berman Institute of Bioethics).
This workgroup sought to identify determinants of overuse which are amenable to intervention and to propose transdisciplinary approaches towards waste reduction. These collaborators drew on the data resources of HBHI and built on clinicians' roles at the School of Medicine, including in operations and through the Johns Hopkins inHealth strategic initiative. The workgroup ultimately sought to apply for research project funding and implement testable interventions.
Workgroup meetings have now ended, but reach out if you would like to be connected to its leadership.Reach Out