The Importance of Certification for Medical Interpretation

Utilizing interpreters with certification for medical interpretation means having the best-qualified interpreters for your healthcare organization. Medical interpreters are a key part of the medical community when communicating with Limited-English proficient patients. In any professional setting, effective communication is key, but when language barriers arise in a hospital or emergency situation, access to medically certified 

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How Hospitals Are Improving the LEP Patient Experience

It is critical to communicate effectively in every medical situation, especially with Limited-English Proficient (LEP) clients. The total number of LEP individuals in the United States has grown by 81% since 1990. People seeking medical care are linguistically diverse and language barriers can negatively impact the care for an LEP patient. One in five Americans 

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Telelanguage to Represent Oregon at 2018 Arab Health Convention in Dubai

As Seen On PRUnderground and Fox News Oregon: Telelanguage Selected to Represent Oregon at 2018 Arab Health Convention in Dubai Telelanguage, Inc. a global language service provider has been selected to represent Oregon at the 2018 Arab Health Convention in Dubai from January 29th – February 1st, 2018. Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare 

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Home Health Agencies: 2018 Language Access Compliance

Improving communication with limited-English-proficient patients is a high priority for healthcare organizations and insurance agencies in 2018. For Home Health Agencies participating in Medicare, there are new language access requirements to understand this year for compliance.   On January 13, 2017, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final rule which revised the 

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Healthcare Language Support: Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

The value of language support in healthcare settings is undeniable. The need for higher quality language access services continues to grow as our country becomes more linguistically and culturally diverse. The number of individuals who speak a language other than English at home rose from 31.8 million in 1990 to 47 million in 2000, and there 

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Language Access and Healthcare Open Enrollment (Infographic)

Why is language access so important to the healthcare open enrollment period? Starting November 1st, 2017, millions of Americans will apply for health insurance through healthcare marketplaces. Navigating healthcare jargon to find the right health insurance coverage can be confusing for many people. In fact, according to a survey by American Institute of CPAs, 51% 

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Support Materials for Working With Interpreters and LEP Populations

Regardless of the setting, when language barriers arise, it can be difficult for staff, as well as for LEP clients and patients. Telelanguage helps improve the quality of language services for organizations across the United States and part of our support for our clients includes ensuring efficiency through free support materials which can be ordered on 

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8 Things You Need From a Healthcare Language Services Partner

Providing meaningful language access for patients is at the forefront of needs for healthcare entities. The Limited English-Proficient population has grown to over 25.1 million in the United States (8.5%), and the changes in healthcare regulations for hospitals and healthcare providers have made it imperative for healthcare providers to focus on improving healthcare language services. But 

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Language Access: Marketplace Implementation of Language Services (Checklist)

Marketplace implementation of language services is vital to health care providers and organizations nationwide. Because 1 in 4 consumers who will apply for health coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces will speak a language other than English at home, it is critical that marketplace implementation develop robust standards to ensure that these language services enable 

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Telelanguage Medical Interpretation: How it Works (SlideShare)

Telelanguage has been at the forefront Medical Interpretation for over 26 years, and we currently serve over 1,500 organizations across the United States in 300+ languages. When you are communicating with non-English speaking patients you need support that you can trust, especially in emergency situations. At Telelanguage, we provide that support with a 24/7 one-point-of-contact 

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