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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Interactive Map of Languages Spoken in the United States

As of 2013, more than 25 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home. That’s One in five U.S. residents.  Spanish is the most common non-English language spoken in the United States with 40.5 million speakers (2016). According to the 2016 American Community Survey, languages  spoken at home with over 1 million speakers (over 

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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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[Free Whitepaper] Refugee Trends in United States: Refugee Language Needs

Does your organization provide language support? Understanding refugee trends in the United States can help you to provide the most comprehensive language access program to fit your organization’s specific needs. As a language service provider nationwide, Telelanguage breaks down language barriers and connects people from different walks of life every day! As a leader in 

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Insurance Interpreting: Language Service Considerations for Insurance Companies

Insurance interpreting and translation services are vital to the insurance industry. Policyholders look to insurance as a safeguard, be it automotive insurance, homeowners insurance, property insurance, etc. Insurance is a highly specialized and sensitive industry…consumers need excellent communication at every touch point, from choosing the right plan to making a claim. Insurance literacy is difficult 

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