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Education & training

CAE Healthcare wins five new training contracts

MONTREAL – CAE Healthcare announced that it was awarded five new contracts to supply its new CAE Owl simulation centre management system. This solution is designed to improve the efficiency of simulation centre activities.

Contracts were signed with the Universite de Montreal, Universite Laval, the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, the University of Ottawa and the Hopital Sacre-Coeur de Montreal (HSCM).

The systems will be used to record and debrief simulated operating and emergency room training sessions. They will help manage training activities in up to 50 rooms composed of simulation equipment, real hospital equipment and patient-actors.

“We are delighted to offer our first simulation centre management solution for the healthcare industry to these preeminent institutions,” said Guillaume Herve, President of CAE Healthcare. “The CAE Owl can be customized to meet the different needs of our customers while reducing costs and improving the efficiency of their operations.

“This product is a great example of CAE Healthcare leveraging CAE’s technologies and adapting them to healthcare,” Herve said. “It also shows that the healthcare community is recognizing the value of bringing best practices from simulation-based aviation training to improve the way healthcare professionals learn.”

CAE Owl is based on CAE’s renowned civil and military aviation training centre management solutions, which are deployed in over 20 locations worldwide and have been validated by recognized healthcare educators. CAE Owl is a fully integrated, modular and scalable solution. Modules offer capabilities to record and playback events, assess activities live or remotely, back up data, archive, report, schedule and manage resources for events. For more information, please visit

About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare is a wholly owned subsidiary of CAE. CAE Healthcare is applying CAE’s training, modelling and simulation know-how from aviation to bring best practices to the healthcare industry. It is developing cutting-edge learning tools and innovative simulation solutions for healthcare education with the objective of offering healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn by using multiple simulation platforms before testing their skills on patients. The ultimate goal is to improve clinical competence and expertise and enhance the quality and safety of patient care and the efficiency of healthcare systems.

About CAE
CAE is a world leader in providing modelling and simulation technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 7,000 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries. We have the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through our global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, we train more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. We also offer modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE’s professional services division, we assist customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs.

Posted May 6, 2010