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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 […]

Lessons All Around Us, Your School is a Living Laboratory

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Principals are always looking for practical ways to teach kids. They send classes on field trips, bring in guest speakers, and show videos. But you don’t necessarily have to send your students outside the building for a rich learning experience. Look around and you will see […]

March 23rd, 2017|Knowledge|

Automaxpectations: What do you think will happen next?

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

My car doors lock mysteriously for no apparent reason, its gears shift right before I think they should. My operating system decides to update and shut me down when I am racing toward a deadline. Elevators show up before I press the button. For a long […]

October 20th, 2016|Knowledge|

The Internet of Things: AV/IT Benefits for the Enterprise

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

The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the hub of a convergence of interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary collaboration fueled by the growth of the globally connected digital organizations. Whether in business, education, or government, forward-thinking organizations, teams, and alliances are leading the charge by demanding relevant, real time data and […]

October 20th, 2016|Corporate, Knowledge|

T-Shaped Students and the Future Workforce

by Nancy Sturm MS Education, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

The marketplace—particularly the labor market—identifies and rewards the 21st Century skills needed in today’s and tomorrow’s work environment as identified by the World Economic Forum. Higher education campuses across the country seek ways to refocus instruction & student engagement to align with those 21st Century skills teamed with a depth […]

Crowdsourcing A Vision: T-Summit ’16

by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Well, this was certainly not what I expected was going to happen. Instead of heeding my favorite philosopher’s advice – Leonardo da Vinci, the Empiricist – I had already drawn my own conclusions for the experiment.

Leo had said, “Experience never errs, it is only your […]

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 | Wizards, Warriors & Widgets

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

I was reading Joseph Campbell recently and was reminded of the power of archetype, the pure forms which embody fundamental characteristics we choose to emulate. In the technology sector — where The Sextant Group excels — there was a time, not that long ago, that technology expertise was viewed […]

The Backbone of Healthcare – Tyler Junior College’s Technology Enhanced Classrooms

Faced with the challenge of creating technology-infused, life-long learning spaces at Tyler Junior College that result in responsiveness to health issues, Project Consultant Mary Cook CTS led a team of skilled designers in creating cutting-edge technology systems for a truly state-of-the-art, simulation education while tripling the classroom capacity of the college’s current healthcare programs. In collaboration with the college’s […]

September 1st, 2015|Audiovisual, Classrooms, Knowledge|

Beyond Active Learning: Transformation of the Learning Space

by Mark Valenti CTS, President and CEO, The Sextant Group

The next generation of learning spaces start with the same characteristics of an active learning environment—flexibility, collaboration, team-based, project-based—but add an important difference: the capability of creating and making. While the concept is certainly not new, low-cost, high-performance technology is transforming the very nature of the create/make activities. In […]