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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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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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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Free eBook: A Guide to Language Access in Healthcare

Understanding the importance of language access in healthcare is a critical component of patient care. Healthcare organizations have more diverse language needs than ever before. As a healthcare professional, when you are communicating with non-English speaking patients, you need support that you can trust — especially in emergency situations. Telelanguage empowers healthcare providers to communicate in 

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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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Today’s 911 Call Center: The Importance of Language Support

More than 240 million calls are made to 911 call center each year. While emergency services professionals deal with urgent situations every day, a language barrier can heighten an already stressful event for all parties. What happens when the emergency caller doesn’t speak English? In the United States today, certified interpreters are available and ready to join emergency 

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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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