Who is a Qualified Interpreter Under Section 1557?

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) spotlights the importance of language services in hospitals and healthcare, adding requirements and specifically giving Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients the rights to a qualified interpreter in order to advance healthcare equality and reduce disparities in health care. Medical interpreters fulfill an increasing need for quality language services 

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5 Tips for Using a Telephone Interpreter in a Healthcare Setting

Using a telephone interpreter in healthcare can be challenging if you don’t understand best practices. It’s important to know how to make your time with a professional telephone interpreter effective and meaningful for your limited-English proficient (LEP) patients. When using interpreters in healthcare settings, always make sure they are a certified medical interpreter. Why certified? 

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3 Useful Ways to Use the Telelanguage iPhone App at Home

In the age of technology, there’s a phrase we’ve heard all too often: “There’s an app for that.” Although said humorously in situations where you actually wished you had an app for it, there is one that exists that is practical for key times you need immediate assistance with communication, the Telelanguage iPhone App. A 

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The Difference Between Interpreters and Translators

Have you found yourself in a situation where you need to communicate with someone else, but don’t know if you need an interpreter or a translator? Interpreters and translators may seem as if they’re one in the same, one might even say they’ve had something translated after speaking to an interpreter, and vice versa.  If 

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3 Ways Certified Interpreters Help Everyday Situations

When we think of interpreters, we immediately think of medical, conference, or legal situations. Although interpreters are most commonly used for these cases, here are some other ways a certified interpreter can help offer assistance:  In the office– Have you ever had to conduct an interview, or had a lengthy meeting with a business associate that does 

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How to Structure Meetings with Business Interpreters

Business globalization has become increasingly popular, with companies expanding their clientele and customers across the world.  Now more than ever, there’s a need for interpreters to be present in meetings and conferences.  If you’re a business that wishes to expand communication, here’s some helpful tips for bringing a professional business interpreter in the office: Contact a 

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