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Compliance

MORE THAN JUST RULES

As for compliance, there is still room for improvement at many German companies. Many employees are only inadequately aware of their employer's rules on observance of legislation and guidelines as well as their ethical principles. This was the finding of a survey conducted amongst 1,000 employees by Recommind in collaboration with Würzburg-Schweinfurt University. According to the study, only 36 per cent of respondents know of existing compliance rules at their company. In other words, about every fourth employee would accept gifts without reservation. For the hospital area, this number is probably much higher since the compliance approach is still something completely novel for many operators.

For us as a healthcare service provider, the focus is always on the trust our patients put in us. Irrespective of that, newspapers time and again report cases in which doctors give preference to prescriptions of certain pharmaceuticals or to use of certain medical devices in return for more or less hidden kick-backs. Yet at the same time it is no new insight that unlawful and unethical conduct is not only economically inefficient but in particular destroys trust. The legislature is countering this with a new criminal code that will force the other players to act immediately.


2: At least two compliance training courses were held at each site in 2015 2014: Since 2014, we have been above all concerned with ensuring that compliance breaches are prevented from the outset  

COMPLIANCE-RELEVANT SUBJECTS AT RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG
  • Prevention of criminal conduct, in particular corruption in business transactions and fraud
  • Events and training measures
  • Compliance audits
  • Case studies
  • Advisory and standardisation