Healthcare and Medical

Seamless Communication through Healthcare and Medical Translation Services

At The Language Doctors, we specialize in providing professional healthcare and medical translation services, effectively breaking down language barriers in the healthcare industry.

To uphold patient safety, regulatory compliance, and effective communication within the healthcare industry, it is imperative to prioritize the utmost quality in medical translations, ensuring accuracy and precision at all times.

Our healthcare translation services encompass over 200 languages, providing comprehensive language solutions for the medical field.

With our team of expert linguists and in-depth understanding of medical terminology, we consistently deliver accurate and culturally-adapted translations that adhere to the highest quality standards.

Enhance Patient Satisfaction

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

This is where professional language services play a vital role in optimizing the patient experience. By engaging in culturally and linguistically appropriate communication with patients, you can significantly boost patient satisfaction and safety, while simultaneously 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 altogether, it is crucial to engage the services of previously vetted translators and interpreters. Therefore, before joining our esteemed team, our interpreters and translators undergo a rigorous vetting process. They are required to pass a language fluency test for each language pair they will be translating 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 interpret 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

Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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

Ensuring a seamless 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 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 ultimately decrease hospital readmissions.

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

We translate:

  • Patient records
  • Independent medical exams (IMEs)
  • Drug labeling and packaging
  • Clinical trials
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Instructions for use (IFUs)
  • Medical findings
  • Patient instructions
  • Medical journals
  • Pharmacological studies
  • Physician manuals

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:
Health Insurance
Urgent Care and
Emergency Medicine
Medicare Health Plans
Private Practices
Community Health
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

Choose from three different types of interpretation services for healthcare and medical industries depending on your needs.

Over-the-Phone Interpreting

If you require a last-minute solution or aim to save costs, over-the-phone interpretation services offer an ideal option. 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 patients who utilize American Sign Language. Through our platform or other applications like Skype and Zoom, you can directly connect with a video remote interpreter, 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.

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