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A Guide To Working With A Medical Interpreter

Healthcare

With the inception of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 and the constant pressure on healthcare providers to improve quality while decreasing costs, it is now more important than ever to provide equal care to all patients no matter their race, religion, or national origin. Language access is a hot topic in the healthcare industry, since it is has been proven that the use of professional interpreters for Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals lowers hospital readmission rates. Lower readmission rates, along with higher quality services for LEP patients, increase HCHAPS

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Language Services Options for Healthcare Providers

Healthcare, Popular

The number of non-English speakers in the United States is continuing to rise. According to the 2011 Census, over 60 million US residents speak a language other than English at home, and have limited or no proficiency in English. Couple this fact with increased pressure from the Federal Government on healthcare providers to provide equal care to limited English speakers, and it’s obvious that language barriers are a major issue affecting hospitals across the nation.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

4 Ways to Skyrocket Patient Satisfaction

Healthcare, Popular

The cultural fabric of the United States is changing more rapidly than ever before. As the make-up of the American population continues to change, so do the methods healthcare providers use to raise the bar when it comes to patient satisfaction. If you are reading this article, you are probably aware of the importance of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, or HCAHPS, and its impact.

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Medical Interpreter Services Lead to Better Care

Healthcare

A research study done at two Massachusetts pediatric emergency rooms found that when Spanish-speaking families have access to a professional interpreter, critical errors like wrong medication doses decrease significantly. But mistakes are twice as likely to happen if the interpreter is a family member, bilingual hospital staff member or other non-professional.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Requirements Of Medical Interpreters

Healthcare

 

While medical or healthcare interpreting is a fast-growing segment of our industry, formal educational programs are rare. So what do you as a health care interpreter need to know?

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

The Importance of Communication in Healthcare

Healthcare, Popular

 

One of the best things about working at iTi is the people you meet.  One example of this is Nadesha Mijoba who possesses a wealth of knowledge about interpreting and about training medical interpreters.  She is a leading expert on medical interpretation and has a tremendous commitment for quality of care and a passion for the field.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Many Pediatricians Still Not Using Interpreters

Healthcare

 

Reuters published an article entitled “Many Pediatricians Still Not Using Interpreters”. It discusses the fact that almost half of pediatricians in the USA do not use professional interpreters while seeing patients and families with a limited understanding of the English language.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Healthcare Providers: Tips on Working With LEP Patients

Healthcare

 

From Australia’s Centre for Culture Ethnicity & Health here are tips for healthcare workers when you must communicate with a patient who has limited knowledge of English.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

6 Important Distinctions Between a Medical Interpreter & a Bilingual Employee

Healthcare, Popular

 

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

What Are The Challenges Of Translating Medical Documents?

Healthcare

Medical translation is a highly specialized field of translation due to the technical and sensitive nature of documents (they greatly affect human life). Medical translation presents several unique challenges, meaning that general translation expertise alone is often not enough to deliver an accurate translation.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette