MedKompas Poland II

Summary

Countries of operation: 
Poland (HQ)
Year: 
2015
Sector: 
Pharmaceutical and healthcare
Collective Action Type: 
Education/Training
Members: 

Polish Chamber of Commerce of Medical Devices (POLMED)

Description: 

In the framework of the MedKompas project II, the anti-corruption activities of the previous MedKompas project I toward clean business and fair market conditions in the medical device market will continue in addition to the introduction of new and more advanced activities which will enhance the impact achieved so far.

 

This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.

Further information

Summary: 

During the MedKompas project II, POLMED intends to:

  • Educate the Polish healthcare system participants (e.g. medical doctors, hospital directors and management staff, etc.) about ethical business conduct and how to set up transparent relations between doctors and medical companies, combined with awareness raising activities among the medical device system participants (e.g. decision makers, doctors, hospital directors, representatives of medical device companies) 
  • Build the first model compliance system for public healthcare institutions in Poland and implement this in three selected Polish hospitals.

POLMED believes that if the gap between the legislation and people’s values and social norms is too large, then even the most restrictive legal regulations will not help to fight corruption. This is why the activities are geared towards shaping ethical values in the public and private healthcare sectors.

Origins: 

This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Up until September 2014, POLMED was successfully implementing the forerunner project MedKompas project I, which aimed to promote ethical cooperation between representatives of the medical devices market and healthcare professionals.