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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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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