When to Use Onsite Interpreters

Wondering when to use onsite interpreters? There’s no doubt that when you’re committed to providing excellent language services for your LEP clients that interpreters and translators are a necessity! The demand for qualified interpreters and translators is not slowing down anytime soon, but how do you know what type of interpreter services are appropriate? Should you 

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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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How to Structure Meetings with Business Interpreters

Business globalization has become increasingly popular, with companies expanding their clientele and customers across the world.  Now more than ever, there’s a need for interpreters to be present in meetings and conferences.  If you’re a business that wishes to expand communication, here’s some helpful tips for bringing a professional business interpreter in the office: Contact a 

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Tougher Rules for Court Interpreters

When dealing with critical information, such as evidence or witness testimony, certified court interpreters’ jobs become vital.  For more than a decade, Sebastian Lantos has been pushing for stricter guidelines in the Oklahoma judicial system. Currently, the state Supreme Court is considering these changes. Lantos, who is on the Oklahoma Board of Courtroom Interpreters, strongly believes that 

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4 Reasons Why You Need a Certified Medical Interpreter

Why do hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities need certified medical interpreters? According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 American Community Survey, over 61 million people speak a language other than English at home. That’s 20% of the U.S. population! If you’re a physician, nurse, hospital staff or anyone else in the healthcare industry 

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