13Mar
By: Alison On: March 13, 2017 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 2

In the interest of patient care, and the safety and comfort of both medical staff and patients, professional interpreting services should always be used in the healthcare field.

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09Sep
By: Nicole On: September 9, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 0

With 25 million Americans who have limited English proficiency, accurate and on-site interpreting is essential – especially in healthcare, when a life is on the line.

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09Sep
By: Autumn On: September 9, 2016 In: Medical, Translation Comments: 0

PROs can be obtained through various instruments, such as patient questionnaires. But those instruments are only helpful when patients fully understand them, regardless of the language they speak.

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09Sep
By: Autumn On: September 9, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 0

Professional medical interpreters not only limit the amount of malpractice suits, but also ensure that patients are properly diagnosed and treated, saving time, money and -- most importantly -- lives.

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07Sep
By: Autumn On: September 7, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 0

Not everyone in the US speaks English fluently, yet all permanent residents (and sometimes even temporary visitors) need medical assistance at some point.

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07Sep
By: Autumn On: September 7, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 2

Studies have shown that the use of a medical interpreter during hospital discharge can cut down the process time by half.

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02Sep
By: Patrick On: September 2, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 0

The American Medical Association is pushing for greater use of medical interpreting in pharmacies. Through this expanded policy, the AMA hopes to improve the level of service for non-English speaking patients and help make their treatments more effective.

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02Sep
By: Patrick On: September 2, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical, Translation Comments: 0

In addition to knowledge of medical terminology, language professionals have to be able to properly handle issues of cultural taboos.

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26Aug
By: Alison On: August 26, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical Comments: 0

Providing patients with more comprehension information about their conditions and treatment options (in a language they can understand) not only improves patient care, but also saves money by decreasing repeat visits.

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26Aug
By: Alison On: August 26, 2016 In: Interpreting, Medical, Translation Comments: 1

By staying abreast of new developments and coinciding terminology, medical translators and interpreters are able to develop a nuanced understanding of the healthcare field and perform to a consistently high standard.

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