Telelanguage at the American Hospital Association Leadership Summit: Innovation and Language Access

Telelanguage will be at the American Hospital Association 25th Annual Leadership Summit July 27th-29th, 2017! The summit will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego, CA and features strategies and solutions to aid organizations in providing the best service for both patients and communities.  Telelanguage will be at Booth #801 providing language 

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5 Stats That Prove Interpreters Have the Best Jobs

Why become an interpreter? Interpreters best jobs has been at the top of many best industries lists, as the need for qualified interpreters soars. Every appointment and meeting an interpreter takes is an opportunity to break down language barriers. As a certified interpreter, providing understanding and communication is the goal. Providing understanding in important matters 

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CE Webinar for Healthcare Interpreters from CCHI on May 31st, 2017

CE Webinar for Healthcare Interpreters from CCHI on May 31st, 2017 Healthcare interpreters play an important role in our society, helping to provide understanding and effective communication in numerous industries, including Medical, 9-1-1 Emergency and more. Cultural and linguistic shifts make certified interpreters more vital than ever, and the healthcare industry has a special need 

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Improving Hospital Language Services is a Win for Everyone

As Limited English Proficiency in the United States continues to rise, and the LEP population over 25 million, interpreters and translators have become a key part of many major industries, such as legal and judicial, hospitality, social services and of course, healthcare. The changes for the healthcare industry in 2016 have made Hospital language services a top 

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Language Services and the Healthcare Industry in 2017

2016 saw considerable changes to regulations for hospitals and the healthcare industry. These changes highlight the need for effective language services and language access programs in hospitals and health care settings. Implementation of higher quality language access programs will continue to be a priority for the healthcare industry in 2017. One major change for the 

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The Importance of Certified Medical Interpreters in Hospitals

Certified medical interpreters in hospitals are a valuable part of the medical community. In any professional setting, effective communication is key, but in hospital and emergency situation, where being understood can be life or death, language access is critical. New updates to the Affordable Care Act (Section 1557) prompted us to write How Can Healthcare 

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Free CE Webinar for Interpreters (CCHI)

Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) Presents Free CE Webinar for Interpreters on December, 7th, 2016. There’s no doubt that language interpreters play a key role in our society, helping to provide understanding and effective communication in numerous industries, such as Healthcare and Medical, 9-1-1 Emergency, Legal and Business. With the ever changing landscape of 

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Who is a Qualified Interpreter Under Section 1557?

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) spotlights the importance of language services in hospitals and healthcare, adding requirements and specifically giving Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients the rights to a qualified interpreter in order to advance healthcare equality and reduce disparities in health care. Medical interpreters fulfill an increasing need for quality language services 

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5 Tips for Using a Telephone Interpreter in a Healthcare Setting

Using a telephone interpreter in healthcare can be challenging if you don’t understand best practices. It’s important to know how to make your time with a professional telephone interpreter effective and meaningful for your limited-English proficient (LEP) patients. When using interpreters in healthcare settings, always make sure they are a certified medical interpreter. Why certified? 

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