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First Mobile App to Support Provider Resilience Released

By DCoE Public Affairs on March 27, 2013

Military health care providers now have a mobile application to help stay productive and emotionally healthy as they attend to service members, veterans and their families.

“Provider Resilience,” from the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), is the first mobile app to help health care professionals build resilience against the stress in their lives through short self-assessments that rate their risk for compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

“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. “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.”

 

Provider Resilience - Strength for those who serve with care

 

The app configures a personal resiliency rating comprised of four components: rest and relaxation clock, burnout assessment, Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) assessment and a customizable list of questions that contribute to building or reducing resilience.
 
The burnout scale, for example, lets users rate their feelings of being happy, trapped, satisfied, preoccupied, connected, worn out, caring, on edge, valuable and traumatized. The ProQOL scale, developed at Idaho State University, allows users to rate their secondary traumatic stress. In addition, the app’s stress-reduction toolbox uses educational videos, inspirational cards, patient testimonials and stretching exercises to encourage users to take restful breaks.

Provider Resilience” is free and available for Android and Apple devices.

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., serves as the primary Defense Department office for cutting-edge approaches in applying technology to psychological health. T2 is a center of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. More information about “Provider Resilience” and T2 is available at t2health.org.

Comments (7)

  • Claudio Alpaca 27 Mar

    I have no sufficient words to express my happiness and, toward you, my gratitude, for a valid aid to soldiers, an aid is not only medical but moral and will improve their resilience; resilience that born by moral. have the surety to be followed and may ask help for health problems, physically and psychologically considered, is as water on desert land, for them. thanks for this possibility you have offered them  claudio alpaca
  • Daryl Charles 27 Mar

    I would really like to know more about this product
  • DCoE Public Affairs 28 Mar

    @Daryl, For more information on the “Provider Resilience” mobile app, visit http://www.t2health.org//apps/provider-resilience. You can also use the contact page on the T2 website to request further information about the app at http://www.t2health.org/contact. Thanks! 

  • James Thur 29 Mar

    Not everyone has a mobile phone that uses apps or they may not want to put these work related apps on their personal phone. Is there a PC version?
  • Dr. Julie Kinn 03 Apr

    @James, Thank you for the thoughtful response! We are not currently planning a web-based version of this app, but we are looking at ways to serve our users who prefer not to use their mobile devices for mobile health.

  • Patricia Jakel 22 Nov

    Hi,  I love the Provider Resilience App.  Do you have any clinical research prior based on using the app?

    Thank you
    Pattie
  • DCoE Public Affairs 25 Nov

    @Patricia, Thanks for sharing! For questions related to the "Provider Resilience" app, email the National Center for Telehealth and Technology at AskUs@t2health.org.


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