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Medical Translation for the Healthcare Sector

At The Language Doctors, we understand the importance of medical and healthcare translation services to ensure accurate healthcare communication.

Why is it so important to prioritize the quality of medical translations? Quality medical translations are essential for patient safety, regulatory compliance, and effective healthcare communication.

Our team has spent many years providing top-notch language solutions that are HIPAA compliant and meet all of the specific healthcare translation needs. Our healthcare translation services encompass over 200 languages, providing comprehensive language solutions for the medical field!

The Language Doctors are always ready to provide this accuracy and precision: we ensure that language barriers are overcome, ensuring smooth and effective healthcare communication.

Improve Patient Satisfaction with Expert Healthcare Translations

In a hospital setting, peace of mind is equally important as receiving exceptional care. When a language barrier prevents effective communication between patients and healthcare providers, achieving peace of mind becomes incredibly challenging.

This is where high-quality healthcare translation services are vital in optimizing the patient experience. Engaging in culturally and linguistically appropriate communication with patients can significantly boost patient satisfaction and safety while establishing trust.

Not only does this ensure the patient’s well-being, but it also mitigates the liability faced by healthcare professionals, minimizing the risk of potential lawsuits arising from miscommunication during procedures. 

To eliminate this risk, engaging the services of previously vetted translators and interpreters is crucial. Therefore, before joining the TLD esteemed team, our interpreters and translators undergo a rigorous vetting process. They must pass a language fluency test for each language pair they translate to and from. 

Furthermore, we meticulously assess their proficiency in medical terminology by subjecting them to a comprehensive medical terminology test in both languages.

We also require each translator and interpreter to hold the following credentials:

  • Native English Speaker
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 5+ years of experience in translating or interpreting
  • 5+ years of experience working in the medical field

Mitigate Hospital Readmissions through Precise Medical Language Services

Did you know that the demand for medical translation services has increased a lot, and as a result, many specialized healthcare translation companies have emerged?

By effectively translating medical information for patients, professional language services in healthcare play a crucial role in decreasing readmission rates and minimizing complications.

Ensuring a smooth in-language experience throughout the entire healthcare journey, from intake to discharge and even aftercare, leads to better comprehension and ultimately results in improved health outcomes.

Moreover, these healthcare medical translation services effectively mitigate the risks associated with misunderstandings, misdiagnoses, insufficiently informed consent, and non-compliance with treatment plans. Consequently, this helps prevent inefficient or ineffective treatment, reduces expenses, and minimizes the need for repeat visits. By leveraging professional language services, healthcare providers can optimize patient care, enhance treatment efficacy, and decrease hospital readmissions.

Request a free quote today to make sure your patients get the best treatment possible! 

Healthcare and Medical Industries We Collaborate With

Each translation we complete is 100% accurate and HIPAA compliant. We have worked with a variety of businesses and institutions including:
Hospitals
Pharmacies
Telehealth
Clinics
Nursing
Homes
Health Insurance
Urgent Care and
Emergency Medicine
Medicare Health Plans
Private Practices
Community Health
Centers
Home Health Care
Rehabilitation Centers

The Language Doctors also meets the requirements of:

  • Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 (ACA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA)
  • Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • The Joint Commission

Types of Healthcare and Medical Interpreting Services We Provide

Depending on your needs, you can select from 3 different types of interpretation services for healthcare and medical industries. Whether you require HIPAA-compliant translation services, health and safety translation services, or health insurance translations - with The Language Doctors, you can be confident in receiving accurate communication.

Over-the-Phone Interpreting

Over-the-phone interpretation services offer an ideal option if you require a last-minute solution or aim to save costs. Within minutes, we can connect you with a qualified over-the-phone interpreter who will facilitate seamless communication between you and your client.

Video Remote Interpreting

Video remote interpretation services are particularly beneficial for American Sign Language patients. You can directly connect with a video remote interpreter through our platform or the Connected Care platform or other applications like Skype and Zoom, ensuring effective communication.

In-Person Interpreting

For patients who prefer or feel more comfortable with an interpreter present in the same room, in-person interpretation services are an excellent choice. This option is particularly suitable when patients are hesitant to use technology or prefer the personal presence of an interpreter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare medical translation services’ main goal is to ensure accuracy. All interpreters at these services have a higher education, are sure to have an accurate grasp of medical terminology, understand procedures and standards, and, of course, realize the importance of their job. Thus, using health and safety translation services guarantees medical translation accuracy.

HIPAA-compliant translation services working under the U.S. federal HIPAA law adhere to strict confidentiality and healthcare information security standards and provide accurate translation of medical documents (or interpretation).

Illness is already stressful, and the language barrier will only aggravate the process. Thanks to Th Language Doctors’ healthcare translation services, the patient will gain more confidence and peace of mind because the interpreter will translate and explain everything into the patient’s native language, thus enhancing patient satisfaction and ensuring effective communication with the medical staff.

Healthcare translation companies are of great benefit to many medical industries. For example, hospitals treat patients of different nationalities; educational institutions translate for international students during clinical practice; pharmaceutical companies translate drug descriptions, etc. In general, they improve accessibility and promote global cooperation in health care.

Data security and confidentiality regulations must be strictly adhered to when translating medical documents. The Language Doctors’ HIPAA-compliant translation services utilize strict security measures such as secure file transfer protocols, encryption technologies, and confidentiality agreements to protect sensitive information. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance ensures confidentiality and healthcare information security throughout translation.

Health insurance is an important document that should only be issued by accredited insurance companies. The same applies to the translation of an insurance policy: you should not entrust such a mission to a random contractor. Otherwise, at the most inopportune moment, it may turn out that the translation contains unfortunate mistakes that will lead to trouble and problems.

Health insurance translations into any foreign language are responsible services that require care and precision. Only a qualified language service in healthcare can perform it with quality assurance.

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