Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates for LEP Patients

How do language barriers affect hospital readmissions rates? More than 60 million Americans speak a language other than English at home, and 41% of this population (8% of the total U.S. population) have limited English proficiency (LEP). The increase in LEP patients in the U.S. can present communication barriers for healthcare systems to overcome in 

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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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