Tag: medical interpreting

Massachusetts General Hospital clinicians detail language access strategy amid COVID-19

A paper recently published in the American Journal of Medical Care is shedding light on the importance of providing language access services in the healthcare setting — even before a patient makes their appointment.

Partial amputation prompts medical language access concerns

An ongoing federal lawsuit has been filed against a Tennessee hospital that did not provide adequate sign language interpreting services for a deaf patient, drawing attention to the importance of language access measures in the healthcare system.

Voyce to offer multilingual COVID-19 contact tracing

Interpreters will offer services in nearly 240 different languages. Healthcare IT Leaders provide the contact tracing services, while Voyce taps into its network of interpreters to provide interpretations when a non-English speaker is contacted and needs assistance in their native or preferred language.

Oregon law seeks to ensure language access in health care, opponents...

Among the slate of legislation passed by the Oregon House of Representatives in 2021, one bill has stood out for those in the language...

AMN Languages Services Reports on LEP in Healthcare

AMN Languages Services, the division of AMN Healthcare that provides medical interpretation services, recently conducted a survey documenting the diversity of languages used in...

Addressing Language Barriers in the Healthcare System

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shed light on the language gap in the United States’ healthcare system — all too often, individuals with...

When Doctors Double as Medical Interpreters

An anthropological study published earlier this year in Sage Journals suggests that hospitals in the United States may be asking a bit extra of...

Hawaii to Expand Medical Interpretation Services

A new state bill could require Hawaii island hospitals to provide medical interpretation services for speakers of Micronesian languages such as Chuukese and Marshallese....

New Medical Interpreter Law Proposed

In the United States, there's already a federal law stating hospitals have to provide equal language access to limited English proficient (LEP) patients —...

Weekly Shorts | February 12, 2021

XTM International adds investor Manhattan Beach, California-based investment firm K1 Investment Management, LLC has placed funds in translation management provider XTM International. The amount was...

New research on hospital interpreter use

The evidence that professional interpreters improve patient health is overwhelming — so why don't more American health care facilities provide interpreters? Two new studies...

Hospital adapts language plan after LEP deaths

Latino patients who don't speak English are 35 percent more likely to die from covid-19, Brigham and Women’s Hospital research suggests. Located in Boston,...