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Are you or someone you know interested in Interpreting?

  Now Hiring Contract Interpreters, Full time or Part Time Due to increased demand we are looking for Somali, Karen, and Hmong language Interpreters to work in medical and school facilities.  Other languages as well. Will train, great time to look at a new career!  Higher pay available for experienced and/or nationally certified interpreters. We […]

Training Medical Teams to Work with Interpreters

In 2019, the University of Iowa received a grant to fund training for medical professionals to help them learn how to collaborate with highly qualified medical interpreters. The goal of the training is to improve care and the patient experience for limited English proficient (LEP) patients in the university’s health care system. If successful, Intelligere […]

Study Finds Limited English Proficient Patients with Chronic Heart and Lung Conditions More Likely to Return to the Hospital Than Their Proficient Peers

A new study conducted in two Canadian hospitals found Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients were more likely than their English-proficient peers to return to the hospital after receiving care for chronic heart and lung conditions. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October 2019, compared the rates of return visits […]

Why Providing Medical Interpretation Makes Business Sense

Providing high-quality interpretation in your medical practice is easier than ever. Third-party providers of medical interpretation services like Intelligere offer in-clinic medical interpreters on-demand. Video conferencing and teleconferencing also make it easy to provide interpreting services to limited English proficiency (LEP) and deaf patients. Medical providers understand the value of partnering with highly qualified medical […]

Kids Should Be in School, Not Your Patient’s Exam Room

Providing high-quality medical care to patients who speak a different language from you is a challenge. Exams and appointments tend to take longer, and you may never be sure your diagnosis, treatment plan, and care instructions were completely understood. That’s why a highly qualified medical interpreter is such an asset in the exam room. But […]

Is Your Hospital Compliant with These Five Language Interpretation Requirements?

The Joint Commission is the primary accrediting organization of US hospitals. Their rules and regulations ensure a high quality of care for patients across the country. The Joint Commission assesses hospitals on their language interpretation services. Here are a few of the items Joint Commission surveyors look for when they evaluate hospitals. Is your hospital […]

How to Make the Most of Your Remote Medical Interpreting Experience

When most people think of medical interpreting, they imagine a physician, patient, and interpreter in an exam room, speaking face-to-face. In many instances, this is the case. But it’s becoming more common for providers and patients to request remote interpreting. In rural areas or regions with limited interpreter resources, video remote interpreting (VRI) may be […]

How to Make the Most of Your Remote Medical Interpreting Experience

When most people think of medical interpreting, they imagine a physician, patient, and interpreter in an exam room, speaking face-to-face. In many instances, this is the case. But it’s becoming more common for providers and patients to request remote interpreting. In rural areas or regions with limited interpreter resources, video remote interpreting (VRI) may be […]

What Medical Interpreters Need to Know about HIPAA

Medical interpreters play crucial roles in patient care, whether they interact with patients in a hospital room, clinic, or assisted living facility. While they work closely with physicians and other medical providers, they are not medical personnel. So, does HIPAA apply to medical interpreters? YES. “HIPAA” stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. […]

3 Things Providers Can Do to Make Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Patients Comfortable in the Exam Room and achieve the best outcome

Every physician and medical provider wants to make their patients comfortable in the exam room. When patients are comfortable, they can concentrate on the information their providers are sharing with them about their health. For patients with limited English proficiency, a visit to the doctor’s office can be uncomfortable and even stressful. Here are three […]