Transparent and ethical relationships

The very nature of the medtech industry implies a close relationship with physicians, nurses, lab technicians and other healthcare professionals (HCPs). Interactions with HCPs and healthcare organisations (HCOs), such as hospitals and clinics, are a key part of the day-to-day activities of medtech companies.

Posted on 31.08.2015

HCPs play a key role in research and development, and are a source of innovation and creativity during the development of medical technologies.

HCPs are also prime users of technologies and play an instrumental role in the successful adoption of innovative medical technologies throughout Europe and beyond. Medtech companies are required to provide HCPs with appropriate instruction, education, training, service and technical support to ensure delivery of modern, safe and effective medical technology and care to patients.

This collaboration provides great opportunities for the development of life-saving technologies. It also puts great responsibility on all stakeholders to ensure that all partnerships are ethical and professional at all times, and beyond criticism to maintain the trust of regulators, and – most important of all – patients. MedTech Europe is committed to promote legitimate and ethical business practices, encouraging responsible and ethical interactions with HCPs and HCOs.