Often times at Link Translations we are focused on companies with international business, websites that need localization and projects dealing with audiences around the world. However there is a growing need for translators within our own borders as more and more healthcare providers such as MD Anderson or NY Presbyterian are seeing an increase in the number of patients who don’t speak English. How does a physician or nurse communicate vital, potentially life saving information to a patient who can’t speak the same language as their caregiver?
When every second counts, Link Translations is there with interpreters who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have partners who are well versed in medical terminology, in over 180 languages. With a simple phone call, physician practices, hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities can have these services at their fingertips. (for more information view our Telephone Interpretation service)
So what does it take to perform healthcare translations? More than you might think, certainly more than just knowing how to speak both the languages of the patient and caregiver. Our interpreters must pass rigorous testing by the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCIH) and the Director of the International Interpretation Resource Center (IIRC).
In addition to providing telephone interpretation services we can also provide healthcare translation services for important medical documents such as patient reports, consent forms, brochures and handbooks. From a single source, we can supply all the provider’s needs from communicating with the patient to the documents the patient will need while in the hospital or when going home. The best part of it all, it does not cost anything to sign up for our service. Hospitals, clinics and offices only pay for the translation services they need.
Visit our page on Life Sciences to read more about our services or just go to our quote page to sign up. We want to be there when you need us just like you’re there for your patients when they need you.