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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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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Video Remote Interpreting: Medical and Health Care Solutions

Video remote interpreting advances the way health care systems communicate with limited-English and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patients. The fastest-growing foreign language service in the country, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) eliminates language barriers by allowing healthcare professionals to quickly connect to an on-demand, remote interpreter over a video connection. Video remote interpreting medical services combine the high level 

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Public Health and Language Access: Health Care Providers to See More LEP Patients (Flu Season, Coronavirus)

Health Care Providers may see an increased number of limited-English proficient patients due to current public health concerns, including the severity of flu season, and concerns regarding coronavirus. If a patient is limited in their use of English, professional interpretation and translation services are available to provide health care professionals and their patients with the 

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16 Facts About Communication and Language Interpretation in Hospitals

The need for language services in healthcare settings begins when there is a language barrier with a limited-English proficient patient that impacts communication. When language barriers arise in healthcare, professional interpretation and translation services need to be utilized at every step of a patient’s care for compliance with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which 

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Telelanguage Healthcare Translation Services

Healthcare translations are written translations prepared for numerous healthcare fields. Healthcare translation services play a crucial role in helping healthcare professionals communicate effectively with limited English proficient (LEP) patients. Patients who are limited in their use of the English language also must be able to fully understand their health condition, treatment, and follow-up instructions. Mistakes 

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Hospital Language Services: 3 Reasons to Prioritize Quality Over Price

For many hospitals and healthcare systems in need of language services, price is the main consideration when searching for language support. While it can be tempting to award language interpretation and written translation services to the cheapest interpreting solution, it’s important to understand how hospital language services impact key quality metrics like patient satisfaction scores, 

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Interview with 911 and Spanish Interpreter Who Helped Deliver Baby (Interpreting in Emergencies)

(Image Sources: CBS46 News, and Within the Trenches Podcast) A few weeks ago we brought you the story from CBS46 News – Spanish-Speaking Metro Atlanta Couple Reunited with Telelanguage Medical Interpreter and 9-1-1 Dispatcher Who Helped Them Deliver Their Baby. On June 18th, 2019, Mario Arroyo and Carmen Gomez called 9-1-1 after Gomez went into labor at 

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