6 Benefits of Video Remote Interpretation in Hospitals

While many hospital systems have traditionally used on-site interpreters, Video Remote Interpretation in hospitals (VRI) has gained traction in recent years to become the fastest-growing foreign language service in the country, filling the gap between over-the-phone and on-site interpretation services. The need for VRI medical interpreters has grown massively due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. As 

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The Importance of Language Services for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

The importance of language services for COVID-19 vaccine distribution is critically important to the United States’ vaccination efforts. Language access continues to be an essential tool during the ongoing coronavirus health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of November 16th, 2020, there were over 23.3 million cases of coronavirus (and 

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Providing Effective Communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients: ASL Video Interpreters

Language services aid health care professionals in providing effective care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. Miscommunication between a provider and a patient can lead to negative patient outcomes and patient safety events. Language barriers increase the chances of miscommunication errors that can lead to patient harm, and in order to ensure effective communication 

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Medicare Telehealth Services and Language Access: What You Need to Know

Telehealth services and improved access to virtual care have continued to expand their reach in the United States over the past several years. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for telehealth, including Medicare Telehealth Services, and telehealth usage has been expected to rise by 64.3% in 2020. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health 

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Open Enrollment Language Services: Considerations for Health Insurance Providers

Why are language services essential during the health care open enrollment period? Between November 1st, 2020, and January 31st, 2020, millions of Americans will apply for health insurance through healthcare marketplaces. Open enrollment language services provide insurance marketplaces with a way to overcome language barriers that can cause health care disparities for millions of limited-English 

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Language Services for Private Practices: Patient Care in 300+ Languages

Language services for private practices promote effective communication between health care professionals and limited-English proficient (LEP) and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients. The need for qualified medical interpreters has grown swiftly due to the growing number of LEP patients in the United States, and the increased need for Telehealth solutions in health care. In 

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Senior Care Language Services: Language Access in Elder Care

Language access in health care settings promotes effective communication between health care providers and limited-English proficient (LEP), Deaf, and Hard of Hearing patients as 1 in 5 U.S. residents now speak a language other than English at home. This year has brought attention to serving the needs of our most vulnerable LEP populations, including seniors 

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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 in the U.S.

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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