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As clinical nutrition managers, we are tuned into e-mail. It’s one of the major ways that we communicate within our organization also outside of our organization. Everybody has their e-mail up all the time. Most of us are using it for day to day problems that arise.
It's one of our best membership benefits to be able to join this Listserv and have all of these people when you have a question about your day to day practice or there are some regulatory agencies that frequent hospitals and this way you can share what was discovered at your institution what they considered to be of a problem and what type of answers did you come up with.
I don’t have to spend a lot of time administering it. It’s pretty simple, and has been problem free. I mean I haven’t had to do a whole lot, it just kind of takes care of itself. And when the problem has been at one of the hospitals, they will actually talk with their IT department and work it out.
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I really had no experience with managing a list so I needed to have a real simple approach and support. The interface that the managers and the subscribers use is dirt simple, but behind it there is all the power you need. That is sort of the ideal in technology. It’s the power that you need. And then of course with them always being available immediately for support.
They will tell me things that I am not aware of, and say hey this is going on with the list, it looks like your users are moving in this direction. I am adding this new capability to the list are you interested in it, would you like to try it out. With them sort of watching and seeing how it is working behind the scenes it allows for the list to grow just as it would on its own. It’s real sort of organic the way that it happens. They sort of watch that from behind the scenes and it keeps sort of nudging and improving the technology to meet the needs that we may not even know we have.
So very infrequently I do have to step in and sort of be the diplomat. When people have questions about the list I pretty much always tell them that it’s a self governing list. There are some policies, very broad policies that NACNS has put together over the years. It really does have a sense of community of practice. It is very remarkable that way.
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We get a lot of compliments on the list, it's neatness and appearance. And people have fits when they don't get it. It starts their day right. We try to always be sure that we get at least one message in each day.. otherwise we get letters!
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More than 17% of the Dietetics in Health Care Communities messages came from their smartphones in August 2015. Many groups have even higher percentages.
Mail-List.com offers a wonderful service. I admit I was intimidated with the thought of moderating an online discussion group, as I am sorely lacking in computer skills. Mail-List.com has been beyond reproach. Set-up was a breeze, maintenance is almost non-existent, and our group has thrived!
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Tag Cloud of Most Discussed Topics in the CNS-Listserv More than 75% of CNS-Listserv has posted at least one message between 2006 and 2015. The average time for first reply was 69 minutes, and the shortest time for a reply was 3 minutes.