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It’s well-known that hospitals and healthcare systems must provide interpreting and translation services to patients free of charge to stay in compliance with the federal government, not to mention it's just the right thing to do.
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Requirements and Roles Of Medical Interpreters

Healthcare

Professional medical interpreters play a vital role in providing high-quality care to Limited-English Proficient (LEP) patients, yet many healthcare providers are unaware of what an interpreters' actual role is. Or the code of ethics they must follow. How can you expect to employ a successful language access program if your team doesn't know how to work with the interpreters tasked to facilitate communication?

Throughout this article, we will shine the light on various organizations that work to constantly raise the bar for professional interpreters, the code of ethics and standards of practice they are held to, what they can and cannot do while on the job, and more.

If you work in the healthcare industry and expect to work with an interpreter at sometime, keep reading to learn about how to be the most effective so you can provide the best level of care.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

6 Important Distinctions Between a Medical Interpreter & a Bilingual Employee

Healthcare, Popular

With over 60 million people in the United States speaking a language other than English as their primary language, odds are you are encountering more and more LEP (Limited English Proficiency) patients every day. Because a patient’s well-being is on the line, healthcare providers must assist them as quickly and effectively as possible.

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

What Are The Challenges Of Translating Medical Documents?

Healthcare, Popular

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

Language Access Still a Barrier In Equal Care For All

Healthcare

 

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

What Are The Benefits Of Translation Memory For Medical Documents?

Healthcare

In recent years translation memory has become  an ndespensableresource for medical translations working with technical documentation. In an industry where quality and consistency are essential for saving lives, translation memory tools offer the opportunity for your facility to ensure quality and consistency across all of your mixed-language documents.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Critical Issue: Healthcare Interpreter Certification

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Even great interpreters are not great at every interpretation job. What I mean is that there are areas of specialty in the interpretation world. For example, a great legal interpreter may not be a great interpreter in a healthcare setting. And with healthcare issues being so critical to life, interpreters who want to help healthcare patients, doctors and medical staff benefit greatly from special training.

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

What Are The Top Mistakes In Medical Translations?

Healthcare

Frequently, hometown hospitals treat patients who are not fluent in English, leading to the need for medical translation. Successful medical translation companies can prepare patient materials, forms, websites, and other information in foreign languages. Doctors and nurses will be better informed about the state of their foreign patient’s health if they have translated health care records, for instance.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

What Are The Benefits Of Translating Medical Documents?

Healthcare

The proper translation of medical documents is essential for providing care and treatment to patients who speak a foreign language. No matter what language your patients speak; you need to be able to communicate effectively. Effective and efficient communication can be accomplished through medical interpreting and through the translation of important medical documents (like patient records), service agreements, and post discharge instructions.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Common Questions about Utlilizing Bilingual Employees

Healthcare


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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette