Company email:does your facility have it?

  1. A year or two ago our hospital started an email system. We all have our own emails. I hate to say it, but alot of it seems like spam. About the same time they started an annoying morale building, phoney program that really irritates 95% of the nurses. They also have alot of other dumb stuff that they email. I check mine from home, since I'm a 0.6 FTE 12 hr shifts, so I can go some stretches and would accumlate 20-30 emails in a week to 10 day stretch off.

    Sometimes it can also be handy for communication as well. It has it's pluses and minuses.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    Not at my current facility but at my last one they use an intRAnet, meditech. No spam allowed. You can't check it from home, only within the hospital system. You can send personal emails to other staff members but you can't forward stuff.
  4. by   don_rhonda
    our small rural hospital has microsoft outlook email. we are able to use it in house and away as well. it is pretty nice. for college students like me, it is a better way to keep updated about going ons when only able to work 1 day a week. regular posts consist of senior manager minutes and a weekly newsletter. the rest are postings of who is going to be out and when.... hmmmm ya got phony programs too huh? lol
  5. by   Noryn
    I used to work in a facility that used Meditech and I hated it for email. We would get 5-10 emails a day, most of them being people I had never heard of saying they wouldnt be in on a certain date. The rest just caused much more work for us, allowing the JCAHO coordinator, education department, etc easy access to schedule you for inservices.

    It really didnt improve pt care, if anything took time away from it.
  6. by   ONSnrs
    We have it, and it is a valuable source of communication when it is utilized. Love it.:icon_razz:
  7. by   StNeotser
    Not for the likes of floor nurses.
  8. by   SCRN1
    We have it and are required to read it. Most is informative, some is junk.

    It was funny when JACHO was there. Every so many minutes or hours, there'd be a mass email sent out to all employees, letting them know where JACHO had just left from and where they were heading. They would also tell what kinds of questions were asked and tell what the correct answers were just in case they were asked again.
  9. by   CritterLover
    i once worked for a hospital that used meditech, and we all had email that we were required to check, and they monitored what you read.

    the hospital system i now work for also has a groupwise-based email, but not everyone has an account. i never had an account as a bedside nurse, but do in my current position. the only bedside nurses i see having access are those on committees. everyone in my department has access, though, and we are required to check it several times a day because we really do a lot of work through email.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Yes, we have it and yes I can check it from home. We also have a computer guru who keeps us free from spam and viruses. So, no I don't have any spam at all.

    steph
  11. by   PamUK
    Quote from stevielynn
    We also have a computer guru who keeps us free from spam and viruses. So, no I don't have any spam at all.

    steph
    What a luxury! Dont know if our computer bods are dumb or what, but they cannot stop spam for some unknown reason. I hate it.

    Everyone working in the NHS, including bedside nurses, can have an email address if they want one, which is great for communicating. Downside is all that spam. Grrr...
  12. by   Agnus
    We have it. A total waste of time and energy. So far it is nothing but junk mail that people broadcast to everyone. i.e. internal spam.

    If it is not important enough to talk directly to the person then it is not important enough to send.
  13. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Agnus
    We have it. A total waste of time and energy. So far it is nothing but junk mail that people broadcast to everyone. i.e. internal spam.

    If it is not important enough to talk directly to the person then it is not important enough to send.
    Yes, internal spam is an apt term. We get many silly emails where I work that don't amount to anything other than proving that HR and other Admins have too much time on their hands.

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