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States Improving Language Access for Limited English Speaking Individuals

November 15, 2016 - By: - In: Interpretation - Comments Off on States Improving Language Access for Limited English Speaking Individuals

Slowly but surely, the United States is expanding language access for limited English proficient individuals. In some cases it’s required by law and sometimes it just makes good customer service sense. It may be time for your organization to take a look at how best to provide language services to those who could benefit. Here’s […]

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The Undiscovered Country: Interpreting for the Dying

September 14, 2016 - By: - In: Interpretation - Comments Off on The Undiscovered Country: Interpreting for the Dying

Speaking of death, in my own short-lived cancer-prone clan, I’ve buried enough of those I love to consider myself something of a hands-on expert on exit conversations. Thank God and knock on wood I’ve never been the one to have to break the bad news – end-of-life conversations of any kind are hard enough.

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How Translation Improves Health Literacy and Reduces Health Care Costs

March 16, 2016 - By: - In: Interpretation, Translation - Comments Off on How Translation Improves Health Literacy and Reduces Health Care Costs

Health literacy is #1. People with low health literacy have a higher risk of death, more emergency room visits, more hospitalizations, more diabetes-related problems, a higher incidence of cancer and are more likely to take medicines incorrectly. According to the American Medical Association, “poor health literacy is a stronger predictor of a person’s health than […]

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Does Your Clinic Comply with the Affordable Care Act’s Language Requirements?

February 24, 2016 - By: - In: Interpretation - Comments Off on Does Your Clinic Comply with the Affordable Care Act’s Language Requirements?

No matter how you feel about the Affordable Care Act, its provisions affect nearly everyone involved in the business of providing and receiving health care. This includes clinics and hospitals and the way they administer health care to patients who don’t speak English very well.

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What You Need to Know About Language Access in US Health Care

February 17, 2016 - By: - In: Interpretation - Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Language Access in US Health Care

“English Only” isn’t the way to go. Studies show that limited English proficient patients in the United States receive better and more cost-effective care when hospitals provide health care access in foreign languages. But that’s not the only reason for hospitals and health care providers to provide foreign-language services. In fact, in the United States, […]

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The Miracle of Simultaneous Interpretation

November 20, 2014 - By: - In: In the News / Awards, Interpretation - Comments Off on The Miracle of Simultaneous Interpretation

Computers are now so ingrained in the fabric of our lives that we often take them for granted. How complex and wonderful they are! So too with simultaneous interpretation. It is something that is done every day around the world, but when you stop to think about it and marvel at it, it is hard […]

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Celebrating Translation…With Chocolate?

July 1, 2014 - By: - In: Interpretation, Language, Localization, Translation - Comments Off on Celebrating Translation…With Chocolate?

There is an enterprising chocolate shop a block away from my house. Every time I walk by it seems to be announcing a different celebration on their sidewalk sandwich board: “Happy Mother’s Day!” “Happy Teachers Day!” “Happy Entrepreneurs Day!” “Happy XYZ!” I didn’t know there were so many things to celebrate with a basket of […]

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States Need to Step Up for Interpretation Services

June 17, 2014 - By: - In: In the News / Awards, Interpretation - Comments Off on States Need to Step Up for Interpretation Services

Santa Fe, New Mexico is well known as a center of art and culture, as well as a multicultural city of Spanish heritage. Tourists flock to the city for its historical architecture around the Plaza, its outdoor activities and to visit art galleries and the Georgia O’Keefe Museum. However, Santa Fe, the state capital of […]

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