DOD releases app for military healthcare providers
The Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology released a mobile application to help military healthcare providers remain productive and emotionally healthy.
The app, Provider Resilience, is aimed at helping military health care providers cope with burnout and compassion fatigue.
“Dedicated clinicians often put their patients first, and their own needs second,” said Dr. Robert Ciulla, psychologist and director of T2’s mobile health program, according to the American Forces Press Service. “The app was designed to fit easily into the busy lives of health care workers and remind them to be mindful of their own emotional health.”
Features include a resilience rating that incorporates a number of stress-related factors such as the amount of rest and relaxation, a burnout assessment and professional quality of life. The app’s toolbox encourages users to reduce stress with restful breaks with educational videos, inspirational cards, patient testimonials and stretching exercises.
Provider Resilience is free and available for iPhone and Android.