Canadian Medical Association

CMA activity and submissions

2019

August 12, 2019

CMA Health Summit: “Connected in Care”

The CMA heard from more than 1,000 participants on how to integrate services into a high functioning system of care, foster effective information exchanges, scale up virtual care and more

August 8, 2019

The Future of Connected Health Care

In collaboration with the CMA, Ipsos released this report on Canadians’ perspectives on health care and the advancement of technology such as AI, virtual care and patient platforms

March 18, 2019

National medical organizations come together on virtual care

The CMA, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada launch a task force to examine virtual care technology
2018

August 15, 2018

The Future of Technology in Health and Health Care: A Primer

This discussion paper, sent to participants in advance of the CMA’s 2018 Health Summit, explored the potential of virtual care, big health data and technological developments to revolutionize the delivery of medicine and health care in Canada.

August 14, 2018

Shaping the Future of Health and Medicine

Health care is being re-shaped by technology and artificial intelligence. The CMA commissioned Ipsos to examine the state of public opinion in Canada as it relates to these issues.

March 3, 2018

Best practices for smartphone and smart-device clinical photo taking and sharing

CMA publishes clinical photography best practices to help physicians keep clinical images confidential and protect patient privacy

2017

December 9, 2017

Principles for the protection of patient privacy

CMA publishes a policy on patient privacy that includes guidance and key ethical considerations for physicians

2016

May 20, 2016

Guiding Principles for Physician Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Adoption in Ambulatory Clinical Practice

The CMA publishes guiding principles physicians can use to assess electronic medical record systems (EMRs) for ambulatory clinical practice

February 27, 2016

Guiding Principles for the Optimal Use of Data Analytics by Physicians at the Point of Care

The CMA issues a policy on the use of big data analytics and the key role physicians play in balancing big data insights with patient privacy

2015

May 30, 2015

Guiding principles for physicians recommending mobile health applications to patients

A new CMA policy advises physicians about assessing mobile health apps to determine if they’re suitable to recommend to patients

2014

December 8, 2014

CMA submission to Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

A CMA submission to the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation highlights five innovations to support Canada’s growing seniors population, including supportive living models that use technology to help seniors stay in their homes
2012

December 8, 2012

Vision for e-Prescribing: a joint statement by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association

In a joint statement with the Canadian Pharmacists Association, the CMA calls for provinces, territories and regulatory organizations to work together to overcome barriers to e-Prescribing in Canada

Tools & Resources


Resource

Virtual care in Canada: Discussion paper

Sent to participants in advance of the CMA’s 2019 Health Summit, this paper reviews the issues and challenges of making digital health care, and in particular virtual care, a mainstream activity in Canada

Tool

Best practices for clinical photography

Clinical photography is a valuable tool for physicians, but the use of smartphones and other network-connected devices raises privacy concerns. These best practices can help you keep clinical images confidential and protect patients’ privacy.

Tool

Assessing mobile health apps

Mobile health applications can improve health outcomes while reducing costs by giving patients greater access to information and care providers. Get advice on how to assess mobile health apps to determine if they’re suitable to recommend to patients.

Get Involved

Join the conversation

The CMA provides grants and supports communities of interest to help physicians tackle issues that matter to the medical professions and health care in Canada.

Develop innovations

Through Joule innovation programs, the CMA supports physician-led innovation with funding, physician challenges and a showcase of the latest health care technologies.

Related Resources


Optimal use of data analytics at the point of care

Read the CMA’s policy on the use of big data analytics to learn more about the key role physicians play in balancing big data insights with patient privacy.

Principles for the protection of patient privacy

Get guidance on key ethical considerations around patient privacy in the CMA’s policy on patient privacy.