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Category: healthcare

Overcoming Communication Barriers with Non-English Patients

  • December 26, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices… read more

Professional Interpreters Can Help Reduce Hospital Costs – Avoid Errors

  • August 25, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

A 9-year old Vietnamese girl suffering from an infection was rushed to the hospital by her parents and 16-year old brother. Her parents spoke primarily Vietnamese. The hospital failed to… read more

Professional Interpreters: The Key to Managing Potential Medical Mishaps

  • February 21, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

The population of the U.S. has become increasingly diverse. Approximately 57 million people in America speak a language other than English at home. That figure represents 20 percent of the… read more

Care Required: Complexities Related to Technical Translation of Safety Information for Medical Devices

  • February 17, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Translation of medical device packaging and instructions can be a life or death situation.   As we enter 2016, the United States remains the largest medical device market in the… read more

What the NCIHC Says About Healthcare Professionals & Interpreter Services

  • February 11, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Experts in healthcare interpretation services have found that qualified interpreters can improve the care for limited English proficiency patients.   The National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare is an organization dedicated to… read more

Professional Interpreter Services in Life and Death Situations: Leave No Room for Error

  • January 20, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

In emergency situations, interpreting errors can create life-or-death situations. When non-English speaking patients require urgent care, there is a limited amount of time to find someone who can interpret for… read more

Feel a Cold or Flu coming on? Say no to interpreting jobs!

  • December 21, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Today I received an email from one of our clients who runs a medical facility, and I thought it was great information that our followers, and the interpreting community at… read more

Another occupation encourages language-learning

  • March 15, 2011
  • by Emanuel Longo

Some careers need people to know more than one language–translators and interpreters for example. But most companies don’t require it; knowledge of a second or third language is simply a… read more

A new global health plan for a new year

  • January 4, 2011
  • by Dynamic Language

    In the past decade, Seattle has developed into a center for global health, thanks in large part to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other members of… read more

State-funded medical interpreters at risk in WA

  • December 14, 2010
  • by Emanuel Longo

Since Washington residents voted in November to reduce taxes, the state legislature has been scrambling in special sessions to cut budgets even further, reaching into education and health care programs… read more