Transitions in care -- when a patient moves from one setting of care to another -- represent significant vulnerability for all patients. When a patient is Limited English Proficient, opportunities for miscommunication pose an added challenge in transitioning their care safely.
It is no secret that business of healthcare in the US is expensive, inefficient and ripe for disruption. For over a decade, prognosticators have touted the benefits of telemedicine as a key disruptor with visions of a holographic doctor who makes housecalls.
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The recent past has seen our world grow ever more productive and efficient. Now, we’re prioritizing empathy.
From customized shopping experiences to personalized telemedicine, the trend across industries is to innovate, humanize, and make meaning at the individual level. The result? Increasingly less tolerance for a poor experience: including one that isn’t delivered in the customer’s or patient’s preferred language.
This week, we’re interested in the future. We’ve gathered some ideas from around the web, and invite you to imagine with us what the future could look like as experiences become more empathetic and communication more seamless across channels and across languages. The possibilities are endless.
There are two primary modes of interpretation — simultaneous and consecutive. Both are used to bridge language barriers and help people understand each other, but it's important to understand their differences so you can identify which one is best for your particular use case.
So what's the difference and how do you know which to use when?
What inspired Gene Schriver to launch GLOBO back in 2010? It was a leap of faith that was “equal parts excitement and full panic.”
One of the most underrepresented and under-treated populations in our country is the deaf and hard of hearing. Historically, deaf and hard of hearing individuals have faced great disparities in healthcare. Due to cultural and linguistic barriers, they are at high risk for poor health knowledge and inequitable access to medical and behavioral care.
Seeking care for mental health and substance abuse treatment is a difficult endeavor, and it