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
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?
We’re an Interpreter Services company. We have a little insight into the industries that either, use our services regularly, or are in need of expanded use of interpreter services. With that in mind, we decided to put together of list of these industries and why it’s so important that they make interpreter services available. It’s not
When faced with a situation that involves dependency on a professional on the spot interpreter, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure the session is beneficial to both parties. A skilled live interpreter listens, comprehends, and delivers a conversation to the recipient in their language, and vice versa. For this reason, it’s
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
In today’s world, the work of an interpreter becomes increasingly important as the need to be understood becomes critical. When we think of interpreters, we imagine a face to face meeting where the interpreter is present for an appointment or conference. Just as face to face interpreters are a tremendous asset to the medical and
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
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