Healthcare & Medical Equipment - Foresight
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We provide Foresight services in Healthcare & Medical Equipment since 2003 – with emphasis in Market & Industry, Technology, and Problem-Specific Foresight.
ICG uses a wide range of the Foresight techniques – such as expert panels, Delphi method, strategic analysis/planning methods (SWOT, PEST, STEER, EPISTEL, etc.), brainstorming, scenario analysis and planning, causal layered analysis (CLA), morphological analysis and cross-consistency assessment, relevance trees, systems engineering, etc.
We have partner relations with few national Medical Academies, the Healthcare governmental agencies, several large state-run and private hospitals and clinics. Our team has good contacts among the largest local drug producers, wholesale distributors of drugs in the target countries, the local offices of few global drug producers, few large nationwide drugstore chains. We have abilities to make expert interviews in local languages.
To overcome foresight methods' major limitations (such as ignoring of the minor opinions frequently presenting the “creative” approach not shared with the majority of the experts; experts’ “conformism”; organizational challenges at large expert group management, etc.) we actively use such advanced methods as chaos theory, catastrophe theory, tensor analysis, graphs theory, game theory, case based reasoning (CBR), genetic algorithms, etc. in our Foresight projects.