CAE is branching out into simulation-based healthcare training.
“The aviation simulation-based training model is becoming universally recognized as one of the effective ways to prepare healthcare professionals to care for patients and respond to critical situations while reducing the overall risk to patients,” said Robert Brown, CAE’s president and CEO. “CAE has already applied its technology and capabilities developed for the civil aviation and military markets to public safety and emergency response. Healthcare simulation is a natural extension of this know-how.”
“By partnering with experts in the healthcare field, we will leverage our knowledge, experience and best practices in simulation-based aviation training to work with healthcare experts to deliver innovative education, technologies and service solutions in order to improve the safety and efficiency of the healthcare industry,” he continued.
The company’s first contracts are with Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto, the Universite de Montreal and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
CAE officials estimate the global market for simulation-based healthcare training will be above $1.5 billion by 2012. CAE’s healthcare services will range from providing simulation-based training solutions to managing simulation-based training centers.
For more information: CAE.com