Introducing the Language Access Portal

From the article by Kelli Carrington on NIMHD Insights: Many of us know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed during a doctor’s visit by information about health conditions, medicines, and behavior recommendations. For patients who don’t speak or understand English fluently, the situation can be more than overwhelming—it can be dangerous. Patients with limited English … Continue reading Introducing the Language Access Portal

Reducing Errors for Patients with Limited English

When an untrained interpreter helps a patient communicate with his/her healthcare provider, errors in medical interpretation are common. However, the error rate is cut in half when a trained medical interpreter is used reports a study recently published in the journal Medical Care published by Wolters Kluwers. To understand the error rates between ad hoc … Continue reading Reducing Errors for Patients with Limited English