From the CEO

Evolving to better meet your needs

This issue ofCMPA Perspective marks a milestone. Ten years ago the first issue of the CMPA’s risk management magazine arrived in members’ mailboxes.

During that decade, we have evolved the publication, growing it into the magazine you see now—a publication that is accessible in print and online, and is filled with advice and information to help you mitigate the medical-legal risks in your professional practice and deliver safe medical care.

I am proud of the progress of our magazine. It reflects CMPA’s commitment to listen to our members, and to adapt our products and services and how we deliver them.

This proactive and adaptive approach to meeting your needs is embedded in everything we do. Using insights gained from our medical-legal cases, our calls with members, and our strong network of safe care collaborators, we develop evidence-based articles, resources, and learning sessions aimed at helping you deal with the realities of daily practice. For example, we offer advice and assistance in dealing with College complaints, we raise awareness of emerging medical-legal issues such as artificial intelligence in medical practice, we both support policy development on issues such as medical assistance in dying legislation and provide relevant information to members, and we offer targeted advice to physicians, including those practising in high-risk specialties.

Our risk management information and support is available in many formats and channels. You can connect with a physician advisor by secure web mail or by phone. You can access our advice and resources online through our website and Good Practices Guide, and via the electronic eBulletin and printed Perspective. You can attend one of our education presentations or customized face-to-face workshops, and you can read about our research findings through papers published in peer-reviewed journals.

As medical practice and technology evolve, we will continue to identify new ways to meet your changing needs, explore digital options for our products and services such as Perspective, and expand our tailored safe medical care strategies.

Thank you to all members who regularly provide ideas and feedback on our products and services. With your input we can continue to develop innovative solutions to provide you the information and assistance you need, when you need it and how you need it—ultimately benefiting your practice, your patients, and the healthcare system.

Hartley Stern
MD, FRCSC, FACS, ICD.D