In order to facilitate the further education and certification of Latvian healthcare specialists, since 2020 AS Olainfarm has been developing a digital platform: OpenOlainfarm, which provides doctors and pharmacists with the opportunity to remotely attend over 70 lectures in medical fields such as allergology, gynaecology, infectology, cardiology, psychiatry/neurology and urology, as well as educational lecture cycles at the School of Arrhythmia, School of Acetylcholine and the Academy of Emotions. Over a three year period, investments totalling over EUR 100,000 have been made in the project.
Right now, over 4,000 Latvian healthcare specialists use the OpenOlainfarm platform for training purposes. A wide range of specialists benefit from the platform. Representatives of 87 different specialties have registered on it, mostly consisting of family doctors, cardiologists, neurologists and pharmacists. Last year the number of registered clients almost doubled. To date, 2,460 further education certificates have been issued.
“The pandemic resulting from Covid-19 demonstrated that successful synergy between scientists, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare professionals and society requires mutual trust, not only between doctor and patient, but also between all industry specialists. By offering contemporary further education content, we are pleased that we can not only boost the professional capacity and knowledge of doctors and pharmacists regarding the world's most urgent health challenges, but simultaneously highlight the contribution made by patients in attaining results and strengthening the overall health of the Latvian public, ” says AS Olainfarm's Chairman of the Board Juris Bundulis.
OpenOlainfarm provides the opportunity to attend lecture cycles providing in-depth training in the study of certain therapeutic indications. The portal's contents and the quality of training are coordinated with the responsible societies and associations representing healthcare specialists, invariably delivering high quality certified content corresponding to further education requirements. Since 2022, the training process has been conducted in a mixed mode, combining face-to-face training with the option to attend events online.
About AS Olainfarm
AS Olainfarm is one of the biggest companies in the Baltic States with 50 years of experience in the production of medicines and chemical pharmaceutical products. The company produces reliable and effective products of the highest quality for the Latvian and global markets. In 2021, the conglomerate's consolidated turnover reached EUR 137.7 million. The company's day-to-day operations are performed by 840 employees, ensuring a continual product production process 24/7. AS Olainfarm has won the Gold category in the Sustainability Index and is recognised as being a family-friendly company.