Using Telehealth to Care for Limited-English Proficient Patients (Infographic)

The need for social distancing between healthcare professionals and patients has driven more rapid adoption of telehealth technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for telehealth after steadily increasing over the past several years, and telehealth usage is expected to rise 64.3% in 2020, according to a recent report. For many Americans, the switch 

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Medical Interpreters and VRI: Overcoming Language Barriers in Health Care with Video Remote Interpreting

Communication in health care settings is vital. 9% of the United States population is at risk for an adverse patient safety event as the result of a language discrepancy. When a patient’s primary language isn’t English, on-demand language support, such as VRI or over-the-phone interpreting services, makes it possible to communicate quickly and effectively, regardless 

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Reducing COVID-19 Health Disparities for Spanish Speakers (Hispanics Make Up Over 34% of U.S. Coronavirus Cases)

As of June 22nd, there were at least 2,275,645 cases of coronavirus in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 119,923 people have died in the country after contracting the virus. Hispanics and Latinos make up 18.3% of the United States population, but according to recent reports, they 

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COVID-19 Language Services for Hospitals: Understanding Remote Interpreting Solutions

For many hospitals and healthcare systems, On-Site Interpretation has been the primary method of interpretation for limited English proficient patients. In 2019, many organizations supplemented on-site interpretation with video remote interpretation. During the COVID-19 pandemic use of video remote interpretation (VRI) has skyrocketed as hospitals turn to remote interpreting methods for public health and patient safety.  

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Telelanguage Partners with City of Salem to Provide Free Language Interpretation During COVID-19 Crisis

*As seen on PRUnderground Global language services company, Telelanguage, provides free language interpretation to Salem residents in partnership with the City of Salem to aid in COVID-19 pandemic response. Telelanguage is providing free language interpretation and translation services to ensure that Salem’s non-English speaking population has access to critical language services and COVID-19 health information in their 

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COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Expansion: Language Access Solutions for Healthcare Providers

As telehealth services expand their reach in the United States, language access continues to be an important factor in providing effective care for the 25.1 million limited-English proficient individuals in the United States. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from 

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Telelanguage Provides Reliable Language Services During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

*As seen on PRUnderground  As organizations face a greater need for language services during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Telelanguage provides 24/7/365 mission-critical language services to organizations nationwide.    On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and on March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. Nearly every major 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Language Access Needs in the United States

As organizations experience an increased need for language access due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are reminded that when emergencies strike, emergency preparedness and response are critical for public safety. Responding to notices and other critical information can be stressful for everyone, but it can cause even more strain for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Deaf and 

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Patient Safety: How Language Access Reduces Risk of Patient Harm 

Communication is vital part of patient safety. As hospitals and health care systems around the country address and prioritize patient safety in health care, it’s important to look at how language and communication impact over 8% of United States residents who are limited English proficient (LEP). About 21% of United States residents do not have 

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