RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from Public Consulting Group (PCG), a public sector management and technology consulting firm, will participate in panel discussions at the Institute for Emerging Issues FutureWork Forum February 9th in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Forum explores workforce trends and seeks new strategies to position North Carolina for optimal long-term job growth.
Thomas Aldridge, a Manager in PCG's Health practice area, who heads the firm's Payer Services and Eligibility Benefit Solutions units, will join a panel exploring the impacts of emerging technologies on North Carolina's healthcare sector. "I'm delighted to share insights on the impact of emerging technologies on North Carolina's healthcare sector," said Aldridge. "Technology, regulation, and global pressures mean healthcare is changing nationally, and every state can adopt workforce training strategies to take advantage of this evolutionary process."
He will be joined by Craig Connors, Manager in PCG's Public Partnerships, LLC, who oversees design and operation of consumer direction models of service delivery for states and managed care organizations. "Technology used in consumer directed programs has dramatically improved how Medicare and Medicaid recipients can procure goods and services," said Connors. "The growth of consumer direction has spurred job growth to meet the needs of long-term care populations, and managed care organizations are taking the lead in serving state Medicare and Medicaid departments and their constituents."
Reg Javier, a PCG Associate Manager, who leads PCG's workforce/economic development arm, will participate in a panel that same day on ensuring a properly skilled public sector workforce given the impact of smart community technologies on community spaces and local government functions. "A thriving, sustainable workforce doesn't happen by coincidence," said Javier. "There are specific steps every state and municipality can take given the emergence of new technologies, and ways to analyze the local landscape to produce solutions tailored to a specific city or region."
About Public Consulting Group
Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to improve lives by improving the performance of health, education, and human services agencies. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in over 60 offices around the U.S., in Canada, and in Europe. PCG employs approximately 150 management consulting and IT employees in three offices across North Carolina: in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Asheville. http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/
About The Institute for Emerging Issues
The Institute for Emerging Issues, a non-partisan public policy organization, exists to enhance North Carolina's long-term prosperity. IEI connects North Carolinians across sectors, regions, and perspectives for collaborative work on key emerging issues affecting our state's future economic competitiveness. As a unit of North Carolina State University, IEI advances the University's research, service, and outreach contributions statewide. FutureWork registration information
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