Medical Interpreters Help Patients, Doctors Communicate

Demand for trained, interpreters to help doctors and patients communicate is growing.

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  • New system helps patients who don't speak English tell doctors where ... - Deseret Morning News
    ... caregivers communicate with patients ... Doctors and nurses have access to interpreters from 33 call centers ... department for Intermountain ...
    03/25/2015 - 3:21 pm | View Link
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  • New system helps patients who don't speak English tell doctors where it hurts
    Intermountain Healthcare hospitals in Utah and Idaho are using video remote interpretation services to help caregivers...
    03/25/2015 - 3:32 pm | View Link
  • When Patient and Doc Speak Different Languages, Google Translate Can Help—or Hinder
    Sticks and stones may break your bones, but poorly translated words may also hurt you -- Read more on
    03/8/2015 - 5:37 pm | View Link
  • InDemand Interpreting Achieves Record Net Promoter Score
    SEATTLE, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InDemand Interpreting, a leading provider of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) within healthcare, announced the results of its annual Net Promoter Score Survey (NPS), today's standard for measuring customer satisfaction and loyalty. The Net Promoter Score is a customer loyalty metric that tracks a customers' likelihood to recommend a product or service ...
    03/5/2015 - 7:10 am | View Link
  • Foreign-trained doctors could soon have easier path in MN
    Minnesota may become a national leader in helping foreign-trained physicians to practice in the United States. Proposed strategies include dedicating spaces for those doctors in medical residency programs.
    02/28/2015 - 1:49 am | View Link
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  • New system helps patients who don't speak English tell doctors where it hurts
    Doctors ... to interpreters from 33 call centers around the country. “I’ve used it with Spanish and sign language, and both were very well received,” said Dr. Adam Balls, vice chairman of the emergency department for Intermountain Medical Center.
    03/25/2015 - 1:41 pm | View Link
  • App breaks down language barriers for patients, doctors
    That experience helps explain why, after helping to build Google's first New York City sales team, he quit to develop a smartphone app that provides medical ... speaking patients with similar conditions. Hospitals are required to use interpreters when ...
    01/23/2015 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Medical Tourists Swear by These Language Doctors
    The growth of medical tourism in Kerala has given rise to a new career for women: medical interpreters, who assist patients in their communication with doctors and health care attendants. Thiruvananthapuram has close to 50 women interpreters who work in ...
    10/11/2014 - 7:00 am | View Link
  • Medical interpreters help patients, doctors communicate
    As the nation becomes more diverse, demand for trained, skilled interpreters to help doctors and patients communicate — and avoid ... a 40-hour Spanish medical interpreter certificate program offered three times a year is usually full and sometimes ...
    12/9/2012 - 12:40 am | View Link
  • Aichi training medical interpreters for foreigners
    The Aichi Prefectural Government is running a project to train medical interpreters in English, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish to help improve communication between foreign patients and doctors. The prefecture is collaborating with hospitals, universities ...
    08/26/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
    The region’s trusted academic medical center, part of the UMass Memorial Health Care system, where patients and families find doctors in Worcester, MA.
    03/27/2015 - 11:30 am | View Website
  • Xculture » Medical Interpreter Training
    Bridging the Gap: Medical Interpreter Training. Saturday classes! July 11 – August 8, 2015. Closing the Gap: Cultural Competency Training. Summer open enrollment ...
    03/27/2015 - 5:04 am | View Website
  • For Patients & Visitors
    Click to Link to important patient information at Boston Medical Center. Questions, please call our main number 617-638-8000 or to make an appointment, call: 800-841 ...
    03/26/2015 - 6:20 pm | View Website
  • National Medical Interpreter Certification
    The Board Directors and staff of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (National Board), welcome all of you who are interested in becoming a ...
    03/25/2015 - 4:48 pm | View Website
  • BMJ Careers
    Medical interpreters may be essential, says Aditi Das, but their use poses new challenges. The patient is doubled over in agony, brought in by paramedics at 2 am.
    03/24/2015 - 10:40 pm | View Website
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