Small Grants for Efficiency of Practice

Stressed physician

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Office of Well-Being is pleased to offer a small grant/practice innovation program to redesign systems to help decrease the burdens that get in the way of joy in health care.

Clinician burnout is recognized as an occupational syndrome driven, and also mediated by conditions in the work environment*. Design approaches that address burdensome workflows, low value tasks, and redundant efforts in our daily work can advance clinician well-being, and by extension, the well-being of the organization**.

Applications closed March 2023. Please check back for news of our grantees' work!

This program is funded by a generous gift from ManTech Corporation.

Efficiency of Practice Grant Winners

Norman Dy, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP)

Using Gaming Keyboards and Mice to Increase Documentation Efficiency

Sarah Han-Oh, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Advancing a Measurement-based Quality Assurance Process for Workflow Efficiency and Well-Being Improvement

Raena Hariharan, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Strategies to Reduce Clinical Appointment Time Lost Through Prioritizing Patient Outreach, Team-based Rounding and Pre-visit Planning

Maura McGuire, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP)

Enhance and Spread SPRINT Training Program Across Multiple Clinic Sites

Nancy Vu, Sibley Memorial Hospital

Develop a Provider-directed EHR Improvement Process to Increase Efficiency and Satisfaction with the EHR

Steven Wilks, Suburban Hospital

Increasing Efficiency of Palliative Medicine Consults


* National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 

** Sinsky, C. A., L. Daugherty Biddison, A. Mallick, A. Legreid Dopp, J. Perlo, L, Lynn, and C. D. Smith. 2020. Organizational Evidence-Based and Promising Practices for Improving Clinician Well-Being. NAM Perspectives. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC.