Future Trends Health Care 2013 - Page 5

METHODOLOGY The process used was advancing foresight methodologies, using multiple techniques to aggregate expert opinions into the discipline of forecasting. By utilizing multiple sources of data collection such as forecast predictions, a thought leader work shop, an industry survey, and peer review, the Interlink task force was able to gather a comprehensive view of what industry leaders see as the future of Health Care. InterLink’s annual 25th Regional Labor Market Five-Year Forecast began as a starting point. The research was enhanced by a workshop with North Texas Health Care thought leaders from a diverse range of disciplines and professional backgrounds, engaging them in exercises to identify key drivers of change and how these will shape work skill requirements. Thought Leaders were surveyed after the event for additional thoughts and input. Finally, peer reviewers analyzed the results of the thought leader session to enrich and vet the information. This structured and disciplined process will be followed for subsequent thought leader groups, as we research other industries, to ensure systematic and robust data collection. It is with gratitude to InterLink’s partner in this endeavor Dallas County Community College District Health Careers Resource Center, the InterLink Industry Trends Task Force Leaders, and the following Health Care Industry Thought Leaders and Peer Reviewers who made this study possible: Industry Thought Leaders Susan Barnes, NextCare Urgent Care/PrimaCare Medical Centers Wayne Bazzle, Care Cycle Solutions Dr. Don Dillahunty, PrimaCare Gwen Duffie, 3M for Healthcare IT Dr. Nadia Emerick, Presbyterian Village North Monica Flowers, Magnum Medical Billing and Management Eric S. Gaines, Baylor Health Debbie Jowers, Texas Health Resources Caitlin Mauer, UT Southwestern Medical Center Steve Melton, HCA - Hospital Corp. of America Tony Paterniti, Methodist Health System Cathy Reed, Texas Health Resources Art Signo, Baylor Health Baylor Health Cynthia St. John, Texas Health Resources Peer Reviewers Monica Fair, Joyce M. Shotwell MD Susan Farris, James L. West Organization Larry Nelson, JPS Brian Polonet, SpinalMotion Project Staff: Shannon Ydoyaga, Dallas County Community College District Candy Slocum, InterLink ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 2