Staff Burnout is Now a Major Concern Within Healthcare Facilities

Manual tasks, staffing shortages and lack of technology are contributing to feelings of burnout within the healthcare industry.

By HFT Staff
May 9, 2022

Staff burnout, hiring and retention stand out as top concerns for healthcare workers as hospitals and health systems continue to feel pressure from the pandemic, according to a new nationwide survey by Notable. In addition to burnout, the survey also found that more healthcare workers believe technology and automation can address these concerns and ease the burden of the growing volume of repetitive tasks. 

In the most recent edition of the report, employee burnout emerged as a top concern – 57 percent of respondents said they are worried they will burn out due to the number of repetitive tasks or documentation required in their role. 

Other key findings include: 

  • Retention remains a challenge. Nearly one-half (48 percent) are worried about their health system’s ability to retain and hire staff if they do not prioritize automation. 
  • Too much time is spent on documentation and not on patients. On average, respondents said staff at their organization spend 57.5 percent of their time on repetitive tasks, such as data entry and documentation. 
  • Burnout is a significant problem for staff. 28 percent of respondents said they have quit a healthcare job due to burnout. 



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