Drake Systems Group Launches New Website Showcasing Impressive Simulation A/V Design Portfolio
Drake Systems Group (DSG), a California-based but international company, has launched a new website to help inform medical simulation center leadership, technology specialists, and clinical educators in their evaluation and planning process for technology at their campuses. Their most recent successful A/V project at the University of Miami School of Nursing Hospital joins their previous portfolio of accomplishments with installs at Fontana Medical Center, UCSF Teaching and Learning Center, Baystate Medical Center, and Anaheim Medical Center just to name a few!
DSG is excited to unveil the new site to this dynamic industry. We remain dedicated to efficiency in healthcare, and this platform has made it easier for us to provide expert opinions and feedback on specific technology strategies for every simulation center challenge. We get results, faster and more consistently than ever before.” David Drake, DSG Founder & President
Anyone interested in effectively tackling a new simulation center design — or just interested in a technology refresh for their healthcare program — can head over to the new DSG site and explore some of the different approaches to help define their objectives, or perhaps spark the question that inspires the next innovation. The materials featured on the DSG site cover a range of areas including Medical Simulation, Advanced Video Environments, and Clinical Spaces. Formed in 2003, Drake Systems Group, Inc. is an independent advisory firm dedicated to planning and designing audiovisual communication systems, setting their clients on the path to achieving their objectives by envisioning long-term needs and embracing established and emerging technologies.
- Consulting Services: They are technology advisors, working with clients for the long-term good, on projects large and small. They are brand neutral and interested in devising the best possible solutions for a given space or situation.
- Medical Simulation: Experiential learning in an immersive environment. Really, it’s about practice. “See one, do one, teach one,” was the adage until about 20 years ago. Now learners can also “Practice one,” without risk to human life. The DSG approach to simulation center design considers the physical infrastructure, and equally important, the technical requirements of the space to achieve the client’s educational and business goals.
- Audiovisual Technology: Present, instruct, exchange, collaborate, capture: visual and audio tools make today’s healthcare possible. They design the infrastructure and systems to help you get the job done.
- Collaborative and Networked AV: Meeting room and huddle space scheduling from mobile apps or desktops. Streaming multimedia course materials, advanced controls, screencasting, videoconference capabilities mean that your facility’s most valuable resources–its people–can break down barriers to collaboration and interoperability.
- Telemedicine: Evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment from remote locations, making care possible from a distance.
- Digital Signage: Digital way-finding; interactive displays that help waiting patients and families; electronic grease boards for surgical scheduling. How about what’s on in Sim Lab Room 1 today? All can be on sleek, efficient digital signs throughout facilities large and small.
DSG and Medical Simulation
Healthcare Simulation provides a bridge between a students’ classroom learning and their real-life clinical experience. Fulfilling the educational and business objectives of simulation requires a combination of role play, a realistic full-mission environment , and perhaps most important, unrivaled AV technology solutions.
The difference between an effective and ineffective simulation center design begins with the marriage of human interaction and technology. In addition, medical simulation has become, in relative, terms, a cost-effective tool in reducing the prohibitively high cost of providing medical education. DSG’s breadth of experience—their 360-degree understanding of healthcare systems, work flow, FDA, JCAHO and AHIMA regulation, as well as specific medical and nursing school education objectives, aligns them with the greatest predictors of value and utility for successful medical simulation centers.
Simulation provides exceptional team-teaching tools in healthcare education. DSG has the depth and breadth of knowledge that goes with building dozens of simulation spaces. These spaces deploy continuum of care simulation in exam rooms, operating rooms, pre-hospital transport, emergency rooms, labor & delivery rooms, ICUs, and telemedicine training rooms. Video, audio, and patient monitoring sources digitally capture students’ work, which is played back to them for debriefing, where learning is galvanized.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.