On the eve of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Summit in Las Vegas, CAE Healthcare and MedAffinity announced that they have partnered to integrate a MedAffinity Electronic Health Records (EHR) system into LearningSpace to provide more realism in healthcare simulations. LearningSpace is CAE Healthcare’s comprehensive center management system that delivers audiovisual recording of simulations for debrief as well as learner performance assessment, scheduling, reporting and asset management for Standardized Patient and healthcare simulation programs.

“We are excited to partner with MedAffinity to achieve this milestone in healthcare simulation. For the first time, our educators can offer learners realistic and measurable practice with a comprehensive EHR system,” said Dr. Robert Amyot, President of CAE Healthcare. “It allows educators to evaluate how well learners record a patient exam as well as their clinical reasoning leading to diagnosis and treatment. MedAffinity’s dual experience in both clinical and educational environments is invaluable as it delivers exactly what both educators and learners need quickly, seamlessly and without nonessential steps.”

MedAffinity designs EHR systems for both clinical environments and educational settings, and the interface for learners has eliminated a number of barriers that have kept simulation programs from successfully incorporating EHR. The learner’s screen is less complex than a clinical EHR program, and all the pertinent patient information is captured on one screen. While most EHR programs record patient information in real-time, the MedAffinity solution adapts to simulation scenarios that occur over simulated time spans. With the LearningSpace integration, all of the Simulated Clinical Experience (SCE) content will be added into the EHR system. LearningSpace administrators will be able to evaluate and score what the learner has entered into the MedAffinity EHR during the simulation.

“We are proud to provide the exclusive EHR integrated into CAE LearningSpace,” said MedAffinity founder and CEO Dustin Holt. “MedAffinity’s innovative design and functionality turn static simulation scenarios into a true interactive EHR environment. Faculty and simulation staff now can assess students’ charting along with the rest of the simulation experience on the industry-leading LearningSpace platform.”

About MedAffinity

MedAffinity offers innovative electronic health records technology for medical professionals as well as educational institutions. Its unique single-screen documentation, quick-view windows, and adaptability to each user’s environment let medical professionals and students concentrate on patient care rather than computer screens. MedAffinity, a privately held company headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, launched a certified EHR for ambulatory care in 2012 and in the spring of 2015 introduced the Education Edition with special features for the simulation environment. www.medaffinity.com

About CAE Healthcare

CAE Healthcare offers cutting-edge learning tools to healthcare students and professionals, allowing them to develop practical experience through risk-free simulation training before treating real patients. CAE Healthcare's full spectrum of simulation solutions includes surgical and imaging simulation, curriculum, the LearningSpace audiovisual and center management platform and highly realistic adult, pediatric and baby patient simulators. Today, approximately 9,000 CAE Healthcare simulators and audiovisual solutions are in use worldwide by medical schools, nursing schools, hospitals, defence forces and other entities. www.caehealthcare.com

About CAE

CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in the delivery of training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. We design and integrate the industry's most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge and expertise of our 8,000 employees, our world-leading simulation technologies and a track record of service and technology innovation spanning seven decades. Our global presence is the broadest in the industry, with 160 sites and training locations in 35 countries, including our joint venture operations, and the world's largest installed base of flight simulators. Each year, we train more than 120,000 civil and defence crewmembers, as well as thousands of healthcare professionals. www.cae.com

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CAE contacts:

Media: Helene V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications, +1-514-340-5536, [email protected]

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Investor Relations: Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations, +1-514-734-5760, [email protected]

MedAffinity contacts:

Media: Dustin Holt, Founder and CEO, 850-254-9690 ext. 411, [email protected]

Sales: Wayne Watson, Vice President, Business Development, 850-254-9690 ext. 511, [email protected]