Every year the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario have to provide to all members in good standing with a copy of its Registrants Guide and copies of documents that were revised during the year. The original Guide was an unwieldy loose-leaf binder that weighed over four pounds. The printing and shipping costs were quite high so our mandate was to figure out a better, more cost-effective way of distributing the Guide.
We developed interactive, searchable CD-ROMs in English and French that contained regulatory information, worksheets, guidelines, and best practices information for members.
Going paperless gives registrants easy access to what they need and also provides them with electronic forms they can save, clear, or fill out numerous times. The benefit: we reduced the turnaround time for getting the Guide out and we cut production costs by more than 75%.