Effective 2018, CSMLS will be guided by a new strategic plan. This strategic plan was developed by the Board of Directors to incorporate the changing landscape in the medical laboratory environment and the evolution of CSMLS itself.
The CSMLS Strategic Plan focuses on these four key areas to support the continued success of the organization:
1. Empower medical laboratory professionals to succeed in a dynamic and challenging work environment.
This strategy recognizes the challenges that lab professionals face given rapid and intense changes in the health care system and directs CSMLS to develop additional supports on behalf of members.
2. Make CSMLS indispensable to our members at all stages of their careers.
This strategy recognizes that CSMLS needs to deliver real value to its members and ensure that to supply products and services that add value to members at any and all stages of their career.
3. Advocate for solutions within the health care system on behalf of the medical laboratory profession.
CSMLS recognizes we can best serve our members by advocating for positive systems change. We will aim to work more closely with stakeholders in the system: regulators, educators, employers, government and others.
4. Be the acknowledged leader for certification in medical laboratory science across Canada.
This strategy recognizes the importance of the certification process to CSMLS’ overall success. We will ensure that our exam processes incorporate best practices for quality and embrace new technologies like computer based testing.