School Launches New Program to Help Health Care Industry Tackle Compliance and Ethics Issues Faced in Latin America
December 15, 2011
As pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and other firms in the health care industry pursue Latin America as a potentially lucrative market for their products and services, they face tough ethical, regulatory and compliance-related challenges. In an effort to help firms meet these challenges, the School of Business has developed an innovative training program designed exclusively for compliance officers and related health care industry executives whose firms do business or intend to do business in Latin America.
The Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program, first offered in October 2011, is a collaborative effort of the School’s Center for Health Sector Management and Policy, Office of Executive Education, and corporate partners including Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. Participants in the program will gain a thorough understanding of the health care compliance realities in Latin America, and learn how to meet the challenges through highly interactive training modules that utilize case studies selected exclusively for each participating firm’s unique environment.
“With tens of millions of people moving from poverty to the middle class each year in Latin America, there is great opportunity for health care organizations to expand their activities and improve the quality of life in the region, but firms also face immense regulatory and other challenges,” said Dean Gene Anderson. “The Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program provides industry professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully navigate Latin America’s increasingly complex regulatory environment so they can help their health sector organizations enter and grow their services there.”
The program focuses on topics including:
- Development of compliance programs
- Reputation management
- Anticorruption and transparency
- Local and international enforcement
- Decision making in an uncertain legal environment
- Latin American trade associations and codes
- Interacting with government
- Interacting with third party intermediaries
- Global and regional anti-corruption conventions
- U.S. and U.K. anti-corruption legislation
The next session in the Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program will be held in 2012. Firms and individuals interested in learning more about the program should contact David Lecón at 305-284-9154 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.bus.miami.edu/executive-education/open-enrollment/compliance-certificate/index.html.