Study after study has documented the growth of physician and caregiver burnout as health systems strive to deliver higher quality care at reduced costs. The surveys show that almost 60% of physicians are experiencing symptoms of burnout and over 43% of nurses and other healthcare staff have express have a high degree of mental and emotional exhaustion. This kind of stress and fatigue can lead to a loss in productivity, reduced patient satisfaction, medical errors and possibly even malpractice suits. It also increases turnover at hospitals due to decreased engagement and increased job dissatisfaction. Turnover of medical staff can cost a hospital millions of dollars over the course of a single year.
Athena has worked to create several curated microlearning content collections specifically for the healthcare industry that can help with staff development, employee engagement, productivity, stress and burnout. Lessons are mobile-friendly and are only about 5-minutes long, so people can get through them quickly and move on with their day.