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Technology Enhances Wayfinding in Healthcare Facilities

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Next Gen Technologies: Hospitals Pave Way for Innovation
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Emerging Trends in Medical Simulation Design — By Senior Systems Designer Ed Dukstein CTS-D

From telepresence to virtual and augmented reality, medical simulation design (MedSIM) is capturing the attention of architects, owners, physicians, educators and medical students. What is the role of the AV designer in the process? What trends and technologies can stakeholders expect in the future?
To explore these important questions, it is useful to review medical simulation principles. According to Peter […]

HealthLeaders Magazine features The Sextant Group’s David Glenn RCDD, CTS-D, LEED AP BD+C

Healthcare technology specialist David Glenn, along with other industry experts, discusses the future of healthcare technology in the February issue of HealthLeaders magazine.  Writer Michelle Ponte’s article “Next-Generation Technologies: Hospitals Pave the Way for Innovation in 2018” in Insight’s Industry Focus section explores emerging trends and technologies in healthcare. David observes that with hospital construction on the uptick, healthcare […]

March 21st, 2018|Healthcare, Hospitals, News|

Lighting Design for the Future By Steven Cooper LC, CLCP, Lighting Designer

LED lighting: just another innovation riding on the shoulders of those that came before, right? Is LED merely a new tool lighting designers can use to illuminate buildings and our environment, like those arc lamps, incandescents, halogens, and fluorescents we are all familiar with?

While it is true that the LED light source is continuing the tradition of advancing […]

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 Conference & Exhibition, leaders focused on ten key healthcare […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]