Effective January 1, 2018, the CMRTO QA Program has been updated!

The Quality Assurance (QA) Committee has been working on revising and improving the (Quality Assurance) QA Program! In determining what changes should be made, the QA Committee considered the following:

  • The new Standards of Practice, effective January 1, 2018

  • Ways to make the QA Portfolio easier to use

  • Ways to improve and maintain member compliance with the QA program

The revised QA Program can be found on the CMRTO website here.

QA ePortfolio

No more paper forms! Effective January 1, 2018 the QA ePortfolio is the only method available to members to record their self-assessments and participation in continuing education or professional development. The print version of the QA Portfolio is no longer available.

The QA ePortfolio has been revised to be easier for members to complete. The ePortfolio now has only three components to it:

  • The QA Profile

  • the Self-Assessment, and

  • the Record of Continuing Education and Professional Development

These are the required components that must be filled out on an annual basis.

The QA Profile and Self-Assessment sections are updated to reflect the revised Standards of Practice. The section “Professional Development Plan” has been removed as it was an optional component and created confusion for members.

The Record of Continuing Education and Professional Development form has also been simplified by eliminating the optional areas.

Members will be able to see the changes to the ePortfolio when they login to the 2018 ePortfolio.

CMRTO QuickQA app

The QuickQA app will be updated to work with the new enhancements in the very near future.

Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) Assessment

The MSF assessment will now have the peers’ and co-workers’ surveys online only, along with the self-assessment survey - much less paper to handle and it will be easier for members to keep track of when their surveys have been completed. The patient surveys will still be paper based for ease and will still require to be submitted by mail. The surveys are also updated to reflect the revised Standards of Practice.

Individual Practice Assessment (IPA)

The QA Committee has completed the revision of the IPA process. A member will be required to participate in an IPA with an assessor only when the QA Committee identifies a gap in a member’s practice from either a QA Portfolio or an MSF assessment.

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