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Innovations in ALTA’s Language Services for Healthcare Organizations Ensure Effective Communication

Going to the doctor is stressful, especially if you don’t speak the same language as your provider. Think about all the complicated topics that come up during a doctor’s visit, like post-surgery recovery instructions or medication side effects. Communicating in...

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Common Medical Terms in Spanish and How to Use Them

The most common medical terms in Spanish communicate information about health problems, injuries, and treatments. They aid communication in medical emergencies and in regular healthcare. English-speaking healthcare workers learn medical Spanish to help treat Spanish-speaking patients. It’s important for anyone...

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The Role of Certified Translators in Medical Document Translation Accuracy

Certified medical translators play a critical role in ensuring accuracy when translating medical documents between languages. Inaccuracies can have serious consequences for patient care and outcomes. Certified translators have extensive medical knowledge and adhere to strict quality standards to produce...

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The Importance Of Language Testing in Healthcare

Language tests play a vital role in reducing errors in the healthcare setting. When lives are on the line, accurate interpretation and translation are necessary. Language testing ensures that people in these roles have a high understanding of both language...

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Seal of Biliteracy Endorsement

In today’s globalized world, being proficient in two or more languages is becoming increasingly valuable. High school students who possess strong language skills have a competitive edge in college admissions, job opportunities, and personal growth. One way to recognize and...

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ALTA Language Services Partners with AMN Healthcare Language Services To Expand Language Proficiency Testing in Healthcare Systems

ALTA Language Services and AMN Healthcare Language Services announced an exciting partnership that will expand language proficiency testing and promote health equity. “Our partnership with ALTA Language Services reflects our deep commitment to health equity by providing solutions that give...

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The Benefits of Bilingual Pay Differentials in Healthcare: A Guide for Healthcare Workers

As of 2021, 8% of people in the United States ages five or older are limited English proficient (LEP). Historically, the difficulties that LEP populations experience in communicating with healthcare providers have contributed to disproportionately poor health outcomes. Additionally, because...

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What Is Remote Proctoring?

While the traditional setup for taking a test involves being in a classroom with the instructor, there are sometimes advantages to incorporating technology into testing. The potential benefits of remote proctoring include convenience in terms of scheduling, location, and instructor...

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November is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month has officially been celebrated in the United States each November since 1990. This is recognized on the federal, state, and local levels with special programming and events to highlight and honor the traditions, culture, history, and...

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Bilingual Pay Differential Benefits

In today’s globalized world, the ability to speak multiple languages has become increasingly valuable. Businesses and organizations of all kinds are expanding their operations internationally, often partnering with companies abroad or marketing products and services in overseas markets. Additionally, in...

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How to Build a Language Strategy for Companies Expanding to Canada

Companies expanding to Canada must be aware of the country’s linguistic requirements. Both French and English are official languages in Canada, thanks to the Official Languages Act of 1969. This Act meant that federal agencies must offer services in both...

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Machine Translation Post Editing in Healthcare

AI translation, or machine translation, has advanced enough to be used in healthcare. However, it still has shortcomings. Weighing the capabilities and limits of AI translation is vital to language conversion decisions in healthcare and other fields. There are several...

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