Healthcare Language Support: Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

The value of language support in healthcare settings is undeniable. The need for higher quality language access services continues to grow as our country becomes more linguistically and culturally diverse. The number of individuals who speak a language other than English at home rose from 31.8 million in 1990 to 47 million in 2000, and there 

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Language Access and Healthcare Open Enrollment (Infographic)

Why is language access so important to the healthcare open enrollment period? Starting November 1st, 2017, millions of Americans will apply for health insurance through healthcare marketplaces. Navigating healthcare jargon to find the right health insurance coverage can be confusing for many people. In fact, according to a survey by American Institute of CPAs, 51% 

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Support Materials for Working With Interpreters and LEP Populations

Regardless of the setting, when language barriers arise, it can be difficult for staff, as well as for LEP clients and patients. Telelanguage helps improve the quality of language services for organizations across the United States and part of our support for our clients includes ensuring efficiency through free support materials which can be ordered on 

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8 Things You Need From a Healthcare Language Services Partner

Providing meaningful language access for patients is at the forefront of needs for healthcare entities. The Limited English-Proficient population has grown to over 25.1 million in the United States (8.5%), and the changes in healthcare regulations for hospitals and healthcare providers have made it imperative for healthcare providers to focus on improving healthcare language services. But 

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Language Access: Marketplace Implementation of Language Services (Checklist)

Marketplace implementation of language services is vital to health care providers and organizations nationwide. Because 1 in 4 consumers who will apply for health coverage through the new health insurance marketplaces will speak a language other than English at home, it is critical that marketplace implementation develop robust standards to ensure that these language services enable 

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Telelanguage Medical Interpretation: How it Works (SlideShare)

Telelanguage has been at the forefront Medical Interpretation for over 26 years, and we currently serve over 1,500 organizations across the United States in 300+ languages. When you are communicating with non-English speaking patients you need support that you can trust, especially in emergency situations. At Telelanguage, we provide that support with a 24/7 one-point-of-contact 

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9 Tips For Working With Certified Interpreters in Health Care

Certified interpreters in health care settings are vital for working with and overcoming language barriers. Patient care for Non-English speaking and limited-English populations suffers when patients and doctors don’t have the appropriate language services. Telelanguage has been a leading provider of interpretation and translation services since 1991, and 70% of our current clients are in 

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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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