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Technology concerns for a regulatory body inspector

Professional inspection is a necessity

Professional inspection is a procedure for assessing the quality of completed work and determining whether it complies with industry standards. It is a precautionary step to guarantee that members' integrity and competency are not jeopardized. Furthermore, regulatory bodys do not wait to conduct inspections after the occurrence of an incident. Instead, it's done in a both obligatory and proactive manner. This is why professional inspection is so important in ensuring that a regulatory body's norms and standards are respected.

An inspection both helps a regulatory body fulfill its core purpose of safeguarding the public, and allows members to reflect on and improve their practices in order to give better service.

The Quebec Interprofessional Council is made up of 46 regulatory bodys representing over 400,000 people in 55 different professions. The Council oversaw 39,991 professional inspection operations in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The Syndics performed 7,487 investigations, the Disciplinary Councils imposed 401 punishments, and 19,570 new permits were issued.

Remote professional inspection

Professional inspection, like all other fields of work, had to adjust to the new standards established by the government as a result of the pandemic. The apparent solution was to transfer job tasks online and do them from a distance.

We may be seeing the end of the pandemic, but virtual work from home is on the rise, and being able to take part in this new culture is critical for success. Good connectivity is becoming increasingly essential for business growth.

While inspections are typically conducted in person on site, several orders have begun conducting them electronically. While this was a hasty response to a unique, one-time issue, there has yet to be discovered an ideal tool that satisfies the expectations of flexibility and ease of use.

However, we cannot abandon regulatory bodys while the bulk of Canadian businesses adopt technologies and work practices of the future.

Using offline mobility to bridge a national connectivity divide

High-speed internet and smartphones have become essential business tools in recent years. However, these technologies that contribute to social and economic growth, as well as quality of life and prosperity, aren't always available in Canada's more rural locations.

While the majority of Canadians have access to the internet, speed remains an issue. Provincial governments aimed for download speeds of 5 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload rates of 1 Mbps five years ago. Although the objective was met, these speeds are currently too sluggish for most digital activities, such as cloud computing, educational resources, health services, video conferencing, and so on. To match the downloading and uploading standards of today, speeds of 50 Mbps and 10 Mbps respectively are a necessity.

The Canadian government has pledged to invest roughly $6 billion in 2019 to link Canadians living outside of metropolitan areas to a high-speed network, but during the epidemic, telecommuting grew increasingly common, and the need for excellent connectivity became exponentially more critical.

Telecommunications providers are not required to connect every household, despite government incentives. And while fiber optics is ubiquitous, firms providing connection services charge residents exorbitant fees to link their houses one at a time.

Even the most sophisticated technical instruments become worthless without connectivity, or with subpar speeds, because the great majority of digital apps stop operating without a network, and the people who manage them become unavailable.

As a result, some may require an offline solution. These can be either limited offline and complete, synchronized offline.

Users can operate without a connection if they have limited offline access, but the application's functionality and data access are limited. As a result, limited offline is acceptable for consulting papers or other resources, but not for modifying them.

Inspectors who travel around a great deal during their work days and must do inspections throughout Quebec, particularly in rural regions, may find offline to be extremely beneficial. Offline, on the other hand, is not an ideal option for simultaneous exchanges, such as videoconferencing, which was the instrument of choice during the pandemic, and does not always enhance efficiency in the performance of these activities.

Is the 5G network able to accommodate more regulatory bodys?

The 5G (fifth generation) network has shown to be more powerful, dependable, and speedy than ever before. Cell phone standards are changed every ten years to accommodate additional users while also improving functionality.

5G is touted to be so fast that it can download a movie in seconds. As a result, the network will allow communication to flow at near-instantaneous speed without interruption or interference.

Twenty nations, including Canada, have begun to deploy the network, which was launched last year. Its advent will assist a variety of businesses, including transportation, as aircraft and smart vehicles are two means of transportation whose safety is dependent on a latency-free connection. The purchase of 5G will also change the manufacturing sector, allowing machines to transmit large amounts of data with one another and improving the efficiency of production, supply, and logistics networks.

Notably, owing to its usage of millimeter waves, this new network will be able to link a million devices per square kilometer, resulting in a wider coverage area. This is a breakthrough that will allow individuals to connect to the Internet in areas where the network is overburdened, such as major cities like Montreal.

The most important benefit of the 5G installation, however, is to provide wireless connection to towns that lack it, and there is worry that a lack of regional infrastructure would hinder the deployment of this new solution in the most needy places. The pandemic also encouraged widespread use of telecommuting, prompting many individuals to relocate to the countryside. And, with the emergence of new technologies that automate basic but time-consuming chores, it's yet unclear if 5G will be adequate to fulfill our demands.

Perhaps a solution built and developed specifically for regulatory bodys is required.

Legio is a customized solution for regulatory bodys

Here is what Legio has to offer.

Legio is a Gestisoft solution designed to help professional associations and orders manage, protect, and oversee their thousands of members.

Legio automates 75 percent of regulatory bodies' administrative activities, including admission and renewal, practice monitoring, ethics and discipline, application and complaint handling, and much more.

You won't even need to worry about connectivity to do these chores because the system will take care of it.

Legio not only replicates but also optimizes these internet services. Members may submit their renewal requests through the site, reducing the amount of work they have to do. It also gives you a big picture of complaints and training so you can see people who are more vulnerable before an event happens. Moreover, Legio keeps track of member training progress and allows you to keep tabs on your employees beyond the inspection.

Would you want to learn more about this cutting-edge technology created especially for regulatory bodys? Do you want to begin your digital transformation with the one solution that works for you? Don't hesitate to contact us through our website.

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July 30, 2021 by Frédéric Charest VP of Marketing

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