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Healthcare Tech Trends

by David Glenn RCDD, CTS-D, LEED AP BD+C, Systems Designer

From augmented reality to artificial intelligence, modern communications technologies are transforming every facet of the healing experience. And as the Millennial population continues to grow, how will healthcare delivery evolve to keep up with the technology-centric patients of the future?

At the recent Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual […]

July 31st, 2017|Healthcare, Knowledge|

PCHS: A New Home for Healthcare Education

by Aaron Barber CTS, Senior Consultant

A long time ago, in a community far, far away (Lancaster PA)…I had lofty dreams to become a concert-pianist doctor.

As dreams go for a little skate-punk kid growing up in a bucolic Pennsylvania town in the mid-80’s, I don’t think this was too lofty a goal, and frankly at the time, it actually […]

July 18th, 2017|Healthcare, Knowledge|

TRUE NORTH | The 24/7 Connected Patient

by Mark S. Valenti, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

Technology in Healthcare
From place-based to technology-based, the nature of healthcare delivery is changing rapidly. Across the US, our architectural, healthcare and medical education clients from Harvard Medical School to The Cleveland Clinic continue to transcend the boundaries of space and time. Telemedicine, telehealth, mHealth, e-health, wearable devices—what does the healing […]

The Sextant Group Announces Healthcare Technology Agreement with i-SCIENCE

The Sextant Group has entered into an exclusive services agreement with i-SCIENCE. As part of this agreement, The Sextant Group’s Healthcare Technology Group now delivers full-service healthcare technology planning services, and expands telehealth and virtual care offerings.

“The expansion of existing technologies and the advent of new, often disparate, technologies in the healthcare environment demands a holistic approach,” said Jerry […]

October 26th, 2016|Healthcare, Hospitals, News|

Hospital Acoustics: Critical Condition

by Greg Coudriet, CTS, INCE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

The keynote at the most recent Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Chicago was singularly thought-provoking. Massachusetts General’s Chief Experience Officer Rick Evans, a CXO in charge of the entire patient experience across an entire healthcare system, focused virtually his entire presentation on the importance of controlling […]

CEUs You Can Use

Register now for this series of AIA-Approved Sessions.

HEALTHCARE ACOUSTICS: A PRIMER FOR ARCHITECTS
Thursday, November 12th – 12PM-1PM
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The acoustic environment in a healthcare facility can profoundly impact patient outcomes. Noise is a source of stress for patients and visitors that inhibits rest and recovery. Likewise, noise is a source of stress for healthcare providers that compromises patient safety […]

TRUE NORTH | Hospitals to Patients: Get Out and Stay Out!

by Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article also appeared in Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo’s The Leaflet, October 2015

Hospitals used to love it when you came and stayed for days on end. But now with recent insurance and accountability changes, they are facing significant fines for re-admission (and the resulting public perception of poor care). They want […]

TRUE NORTH | Healthcare Acoustics

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

Numerous studies confirm that high noise levels in a healthcare setting can have negative implications on patients, staff and visitors. Noise causes sleep disturbances, which in turn have been shown to cause increases in blood pressure and heart rate for patients, as well as have adverse impact […]

TRUE NORTH | The Most Dangerous Job In America: Hospital CIO

By Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group

Back in the gentler days of Marcus Welby and Dr. Kildare, one doctor or a handful of medical staff would serve as a patient’s primary contact for care, billing and follow-up. Today of course it’s far different – patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes have driven clinical and business processes while concurrently driving […]

TRUE NORTH | Hear and Now: Avoid the Number One Complaint about LEED-certified Buildings

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

If you design a LEED® Gold building — one that’s built on a restored brownfield site, finished with reclaimed wood, recycled materials, and low VOC paint, one that recycles gray water, offers sufficient daylight and views, and of course, has plenty of bike racks, but is too […]