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Compliance

TRUST IS AVALUABLE ASSET

In many German companies, the importance of corporate compliance – i.e. adhering to laws and guidelines and also to ethical principles – is still underestimated. This is the conclusion of a study which was carried out by the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, for instance. It shows that almost every fifth company still has to at least address the issue.

This remains the case even though it has long since been proven that corruption, for instance, is responsible for financial inefficiency and prevents investment into research, development or new technologies. For us as hospital operators, the trust our patients place in us is one of our most important assets. This trust would be severely shaken if there were any talk of disreputable practices. However, it is also a fact that in the medical sector, established behaviour patterns are difficult to change. Time and again, cases of doctors prescribing certain drugs more often than others, or using certain medical equipment rather than alternative products for more or less obvious financial gain, therefore attract much media attention.


2008 the Group decided that “compliance” was to be a key issue 1st responsibility: the Chairman of the RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG Board of Management carries the ultimate responsibility for compliance    

COMPLIANCE-RELEVANT ISSUES AT RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG
  • Prevention of criminal liability, especially corruptibility in the course of business transactions, and fraud
  • Events and training courses
  • Compliance audits
  • Case studies
  • Advice and standardisation