"Through healthy competition and innovation, simulation companies have advanced medical simulation to amazing levels (and) approaching almost a true-to-life experience," continues Straub.
"However, in this same period of explosive growth, we have also seen the unfortunate rise of medical error as the 3rd largest cause of death in the United States (Johns Hopkins, 2016). In comparing these two trends, simply replicating reality isn’t enough – we as simulation providers need to make training programs more effective and accessible to the medical community."
Responsible for helping to direct the implementation of CAE Healthcare's rapidly expanding portfolio of training programs, and successfully deliver it to the medical community, Straub's role is key in proving the CAE vision to become the recognized "worldwide training partner of choice" and positioning CAE as the "go-to" resource for comprehensive, all-inclusive simulation training needs.
Says Staub, "In an effort to push the field of simulation to new heights, CAE has been recognized as an industry leader in the field of blended AR and high-fidelity simulation. What excites me most is having the opportunity to help launch a cohesive portfolio of training and support services.
"At TTCT, we highlighted several examples of how CAE has improved training programs in hospitals, medical device, and pharmaceutical organizations, all towards maximizing the efficacy of teams, making systems more efficient, and reducing the risk of errors and adverse outcomes.”