The project aims to enforce a “Healthcare Integrity System” in the Italian healthcare sector to improve the national healthcare sector’s efficiency and to reduce the risk of corruption through transparency, integrity and accountability. The project will increase the awareness of corruption, educate and train, and implement and test innovative anti-corruption tools and organizational models through Collective Action initiatives with hospitals, Local Health Authorities (LHA), civil society and companies.
The main objectives of the project are:
- To develop specific and innovative measurement, monitoring and assessment tools to identify structural and geographical vulnerabilities
- To improve the legal and cultural framework through Collective Actions and engagement of all relevant stakeholders in the healthcare sector, to promote good practices of transparency, accountability and integrity and to raise awareness in order to increase civil society’s understanding of the phenomenon of corruption
- To enhance competences and skills in the field of anti-corruption through specific training courses and coaching for executives and other staff
- To test and implement tools, practices, procedures and organizational models designed for the Italian healthcare sector in five selected Local Health Authorities (LHA) in order to reduce the risk of corruption
Description of Integrity Partner
Transparency International Italia (TI-It), the Italian chapter of Transparency International, founded in Milan in 1996, promotes transparency, integrity, accountability and the fight against corruption.
TI-It interacts with the public and private sectors, academia, and researchers. Its main activities are:
- Promotion of improved laws and practices for preventing corruption and misuse of resources
- Raising awareness in public opinion on the urgency of fighting corruption and related crimes
- Increased focus on ethics in schools and universities, encouraging the public and private sectors to fix and implement ethics principles and codes
- Support of Italian whistleblowers through the specific “ALAC” online platform.
Description of Project Partner Organizations
RiSSC is a non-profit organization that deals with security and crime. The main activities are the scientific analysis of criminal phenomena, both social and criminogenic, developing strategies for risk prevention and harm reduction, and providing technical assistance and training relating to both public and private organizations.
Censis is a socio-economic research institute founded in 1964. It has provided constant and detailed research, advice and technical assistance in socio-economic development during the last fifty years. Over the years, studies on social, economic and territorial development, intervention programs and cultural initiatives in the vital areas of social reality have been implemented. These cover education, work and representation, welfare and health, land and networks, economic actors, media and communication, public governance, security and citizenship.
CENSIS Website (in Italian)
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is a not-for-profit association serving its members by leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. ISPE is committed to the advancement of the educational and technical efficiency of its members through forums for the exchange of ideas and practical experience. The founding members are a group of healthcare professionals (doctors, pharmacists, journalists, researchers and experts) who share a common understanding that the improvement of the sector can and should be achieved through the promotion of ethical practices of every health worker.
ISPE-Sanità (in Italian)
This project is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative.
Source: Project profile provided by the Integrity Partner as at date of funding agreement. For updates kindly refer to the latest Siemens Integrity Initiative Annual Report.