Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 2 2019 - Page 38

FOR YOUR INFORMATION Welcome to the New Website! R egular visitors to www.cpso.on.ca probably noticed a big change this spring. On April 4, we launched our new and improved website, a refreshed online presence that makes it easier for doctors, patients and other health-care stakeholders to find important information about our regulatory work here in Ontario. The biggest change you’ll notice is that we decided to triage our visitors into two main audiences – Physicians (which includes new applicants) and Public. We decided that this kind of approach made a lot of sense for how visitors wanted to consume our content. Under the Physician section, you will find three sub-sections: Registration, Your Practice, and Policies & Guidance. On our new website’s homepage, we have reinstated the Find a Doctor quick search of our public register, which 38 DIALOGUE ISSUE 2, 2019 also includes a link to its “advanced search” function. The website in now more mobile-friendly, adapting to whichever device (desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone) you’re viewing it on. The new website is also far more accessible now for those with visual disabilities and other impairments, and we are working hard to be fully compliant with the Accessibilities for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) by the 2020 deadline. In addition, the website has two new sections of content. The Compliment a Physician page allows patients to share a good news story about their encounter with an Ontario doctor. In our Trending Topics section, we’ll be posting articles and opinion pieces that articulate the CPSO’s position on hot- button issues affecting health care in Ontario. Stay tuned as we build this section out! MD The CPSO has launched a refreshed online presence