Health Care Interpretation: Improving the Quality of Patient Care

Health Care Interpretation promotes effective communication between limited-English proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients and health care providers. Because of the growing number of LEP patients in the United States, the demand for qualified health care interpreters has grown swiftly. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports over 350 languages spoken in U.S. 

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4 Key Competencies of a Qualified Medical Interpreter [Infographic]

What role does a qualified medical interpreter play in health care? Going to the doctor can be an intimidating experience for anyone. But imagine there is a language barrier between you and the medical staff that keeps you from describing your medical symptoms or giving your medical history. For 25.1 million limited-English proficient American residents, this is 

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The Power of Video Remote Interpreting in Healthcare Settings

Video remote interpreting in healthcare is a leading-edge technology that is changing the way we communicate in medical and hospital settings. VRI eliminates language barriers between healthcare professionals and limited-English and deaf and hard-of-hearing patients by connecting to an on-demand, remote interpreter over a video connection. Video interpreting in healthcare combines the high level of accuracy gained 

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Telehealth: The Importance of Medical Interpreters in Telemedicine

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 percent per year from 54.5 percent in 2014 to 61.3 percent in 2016. An estimated 51-53 percent of U.S. hospitals are expected 

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LEP Patient Care: The Positive Impact of Certified Medical Interpreters

Improving LEP patient care is a top priority for hospitals and healthcare systems in our country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are at least 350 Languages spoken in U.S. homes and 8% of the U.S. population is considered Limited-English Proficient (LEP). The increase of patients in the United States who speak foreign languages makes 

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ER Interpreters: Overcoming Language Barriers in Emergency Medicine

Interpreting in different healthcare settings poses unique challenges for healthcare providers and interpreters, but interpreting for Emergency Services, whether onsite, via video remote, or telephonically, may present additional challenges. Understanding these challenges and how best to utilize emergency room interpreters may reduce the risk of miscommunication, increase positive health outcomes, and decrease the stress that 

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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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