Each physician is required to have a contract with us, prior to conducting any type of research-related work. Strict policies govern our relationship with the physician and institution, and we are committed to Open Payments regulations and the transparency around the financial relationships of manufacturers, physicians and teaching hospitals. Some of our policies include:
- All research payments must reflect fair market value for services provided
- All payments made to research physicians and institutions are governed by a contractual agreement
- Physicians that conduct our clinical studies or provide consulting services are selected based on their qualifications and expertise in the field of cardiology/electrophysiology
- Gifts to physicians and other healthcare personnel are not permissible (however, certain educational items may be provided, such as textbooks and anatomical models)
In the United States, Biosense Webster, Inc. operates under the AdvaMed® Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals (AdvaMed®), and in Europe, we operate under the Eucomed Guidelines on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals . Both are designed to facilitate ethical interactions between medical device companies and healthcare professionals to ensure that medical decisions are based on the best interests of the patient.