Telehealth Facts: 17 Facts For Health Care Professionals

What is telehealth? Telehealth uses mobile technology to deliver health-related services, such as remote doctor consultations and patient monitoring to connect patients to vital health care services through means such as video-conferencing, remote monitoring, electronic consults, and wireless communications. With the increasing adoption of telehealth services, it’s important to understand how we can health care providers 

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Emergency Preparedness: Language Access and Public Safety

As we deal with evacuations and the effects of Hurricane Florence, we are reminded that when an emergency or disaster strikes, emergency preparedness and response is critical for public safety. Responding to evacuation notices and other crucial information can be difficult and stressful for everyone, but it can cause even more strain for Limited English 

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The Impact of Language Interpretation for Government Agencies

Written Translation and Language Interpretation for Government Agencies: Building Trust in Public Services   Between 1990 and 2013, the United States has seen an 80% growth in the limited-English proficient (LEP) population–reaching 25.1 million in 2013. Linguistic diversity in the U.S. makes language interpretation for government agencies a critical component in overcoming language barriers that 

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Spanish Speakers in the United States (Infographic)

Spanish Speakers in the United States…According to a 2015 report by Instituto Cervantes, the United States has the second highest concentration of Spanish speakers in the world, after Mexico. Roughly 53 million people, 41 million native Spanish speakers, and approximately 11.6 million bilingual Spanish Speakers live in the United States.  There are more people speaking Spanish 

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Best Practices for Communicating Through an Interpreter in Healthcare

When a language barrier arises in a healthcare setting, communication may become stressful for any professional. In situations where you need to communicate with a patient who is not proficient in English, professional medical interpreters are available to overcome language barriers. Professional interpreters in healthcare have been shown to reduce liability, aid in effective communication, 

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The Importance of Education Translation Services in U.S. Schools

How do language support and education translation services impact the quality of education? Every child deserves equal access to education, including children with limited proficiency in English.  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ensures that students who are learning English have equal opportunity to progress academically. In 2015, more than 4.8 million 

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Language Diversity in Texas (Infographic)

Language Diversity in Texas – Texas is well-known for its cultural and linguistic diversity. While more than 164 different languages are represented in Texas, it also accounts for the 2nd highest population of limited-English speakers in the country (3.6 million, 14% of the total U.S. LEP population). We have explored language diversity in the United 

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Video Interpreting and Tele-Health: How it Works (SlideShare)

Telehealth has the potential to change how we interact with healthcare providers. Advances in healthcare technology provide timely and affordable access to care. Hospitals’ adoption of telemedicine technology has increased by roughly 3.5% per year from 54.5% in 2014 to 61.3% in 2016. An estimated 51-53% of U.S. hospitals are expected to have installed telemedicine 

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International Students and Higher Education in the U.S. [Infographic]

The United States remains the most popular choice for international students today. In the 2016-17 School Year, the United States hosted 1.1. million of the 4.6 million international students enrolled in higher education institutions, and the total number of international students in the U.S. more than doubled from 2001-2017. Earlier this month, we looked at 

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Foreign Language Interpretation in Education [Whitepaper]

The United States is culturally and linguistically diverse, and our education systems reflect this. In fact, in Fall of 2015, 4.8 million students in U.S. public schools were English Language Learners (ELL). As a language service provider for education systems, Telelanguage helps educators break down language barriers and connects people from different walks of life every day 

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