A solid and effective response to the
application of the new Code of Ethical Business Practice
of the Medical Technology Sector, in force since January 2018.
Disclaimer approved by the Receiver
as documentary evidence for
FENIN - Approved by FENIN.
SVE Integration -
Events Validation System - FENIN Code of
Ethical Business Practice.
The Federación Española de Empresas de Tecnología Sanitaria (FENIN), Spanish MedTech’s branch, approved on December 20, 2016 its New Code of Ethical Business Practice, in order to guarantee a stable collaboration framework between HCP HealthCare Professionals, HCO HealthCare Organizations, patient associations, and industry.
The Code of Ethical Business Practice - FENIN includes all the modifications approved by MedTech Europe, applied in Spain since January 2018 with two innovations that deserve to be highlighted:
By this way, Member Companies shall implement an independent decision-making/review process to identify, prevent and mitigate against potential bribery and corruption risks arising in connection with the provision of a Grant or a Charitable Donation to a specific prospective recipient
PGB is an online platform to request and manage Educational Grants that can be received by a Health Care Professional to attend an event.
It has been developed in order to offer an effective solution that complies with the requirements stated in the Code of Ethical Business Practice – Medical Technology Sector and at the same time allows to a proper management by all parties involved in the process.
PGB is composed of 4 areas:
PGB is freely licensed to all agencies and implants of the sector without applying any type of restriction or exclusivity, and has corporate framework agreements with the main agencies.
When a Receiver requests a Grant, a mandatory Disclaimer text (individual for each company by his Legal Department) must be approved.
The request is received by the Sponsoring Company that (if applicable) accepts it by assigning a maximum economic amount (visible to the Agency) for such Grant.
PGB generates a PDF that includes:
PGB has API integration enabled with the FENIN Event Validation System, a functionality that had been requested by all Companies since the beginning of the application of the Code.
Through this integration, the Sponsoring Companies, at the time of evaluating the Request to accept or reject, will be able to check if the event - with its visible traffic light - is approved by FENIN without having to visit the website of FENIN Code of Ethics to verify its state.
This new functionality will greatly facilitate the task of acceptance by the Sponsoring Companies by reducing time and work flows for all, thus maintaining PGB's commitment to the guidelines set forth in the FENIN and MedTech Code of Ethics.
Monitoring of all processes
Management status updated in real time of the process of receiving the registration vouchers - travel - accommodation of the participant.
Where all the registration vouchers - travel - accommodation are uploaded and stored.
Since its launch in February 2018, PGB has added many new functions in response to our customers' suggestions, in order to offer a platform that covers all their needs.
The Grants by the Sponsoring Company are updated in real time each time the Agency enters the amount in its PGB area. Global or segmented budget is available by Division or Department.