The transition to the Alinity platform, offered by Alberta-based SoftWorks Group Inc. is on track for the phase one launch on March 7. The full transition is separated into a four-phase transition with important changes happening over the course of the next year.
What are the phases and what to expect:
Phase one consists of the initial change to the new member portal. This includes the transition of all member profiles, application process, the Verify a Member function and building the new continuing competence program within the new portal. This phase is the bones of the transition and prepares for the additional changes moving forward. Members can expect the platform to have an overall updated look and feel with an increased usability to the program. The major change that will be noticed during this phase is to the continuing competence area. Entry of professional development activities will be completed in one form with an improved search field that will make it easier to enter completed continuing education courses or self-directed activities. The summary table detailing how many credits are required has a new look which will make it easier for members to decipher when all continuing competence requirements have been met. A document detailing all approved continuing education courses will also be available for easy reference.
Phase two (April 2022) focuses on the renewal and reinstatement process of regulation. This phase will ensure that the renewal process in the new member portal is smooth and efficient for the coming registration year.
Phase three (May 2022) of the transition will include the configuration of an assessment tool that can be used to deliver the jurisprudence exam and launch of the member website. This comes from the requirement in Bill 46, that regulatory college’s websites must have a public focus. The new member website will be an area where the College can provide all information relevant to member’s practice. This will include topics like continuing competence activities, conduct information focused on what a member can expect if they find themselves in the complaint process, practice guidelines and any resources relevant to members.
The fourth and final phase (June 2022) of the transition will include the release of the audit process for those selected for CC audits. This process will create a streamlined area in the member portal where members can upload all information required for the audit and communicate with the College all in one place.
The timeline and the phases listed above are based on the best-case scenario and as with major changes, delays may happen. We will continue to provide updates as more information is available. If you have any questions, please email Communications@ABparamedics.com.