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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|

New Medical Simulation and Entertainment Technologies Expert Daniel Ayers Joins The Sextant Group Kansas City

Daniel Ayers ETCP has joined The Sextant Group as Project Consultant. Based in Kansas City, Dan will work with The Sextant Group’s consultants nationwide to provide audiovisual, information technology, security, acoustics and specialty lighting services.

With a background in higher education, Dan comes to The Sextant Group from the University of Kansas Medical Center where he held the position of […]

February 22nd, 2018|Hospitals, News, Technology|

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]