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Webinar: How Healthcare Organizations Can Ensure the Quality of Interpreters and Bilingual Staff

Posted by The LanguageLine Solutions Team on June 19, 2018

Most North American healthcare organizations are striving to be more inclusive – not to mention remaining in compliance with current regulations – by providing expanded language access through in-house interpreters and bilingual staff.

But how can these organizations be certain that their bilingual staff members are as proficient in a second language as they say they are? How can they know that the in-house and remote interpreters working with their patients are indeed qualified?

All healthcare organizations must have answers to these questions in a world that is increasingly multicultural. This is why our next free webinar is entitled “Ensuring Interpreter Quality.” This online event will take place from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 26.

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Free Webinar: Onsite & Video Remote Interpreting - How to Choose the Appropriate Modality

Posted by The LanguageLine Solutions Team on November 8, 2017

To use an onsite interpreter or not to use an onsite interpreter?

This is a frequent question in healthcare settings when tending to patients who are limited English proficient (LEP), deaf, or hard-of-hearing. The advent of over-the-phone interpreting (OPI) and video remote interpreting (VRI) has given healthcare providers multiple options when it comes to providing these patients with the language access to which they are entitled.

These providers are left wondering: Do we still need to work with onsite interpreters? The answer is an unequivocal “yes.”

In what instances are onsite interpreters still recommended? This question will be addressed in full during our upcoming webinar, “Onsite and Video Remote Interpreting: Choosing the Appropriate Modality,” which will take place Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. ET.  

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