Should a Medical Interpreter Be Able to Translate?

There are many different tasks included in medical interpreter services. A medical interpreter can be expected to: Work face to face with patients and doctors. Preserve the original tone and nuance when providing medical interpreter services. Act as a medical interpreter via telephone in cases when time is of the essence. Interpret important information from […]

New Research Documents the Cost Effectiveness of Medical Interpreters

What we already knew has been made official by research: Trained medical interpreters save hospitals money. This confirmation comes from an April 2012 study from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which discovered that overcoming communication barriers actually translates into money saved – which makes a good business case for offering consistent medical interpreter services […]