877.684.2311 | Information & Communications Technology and Acoustic Design

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 […]

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 | Technology in Healing Hands

by Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Improving care while lowering costs — that is the holistic mission of hospitals across the globe.

Today, innovative technologies are changing the face of the healthcare environment. Hospital facilities everywhere are challenged to be more flexible and efficient to meet rapidly changing patient care and load demands, while facility […]