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Cloudbreak Begins AWS Cloud Journey

Cloudbreak Health is proud to partner with Amazon Web Services to continue building their Cloud solutions.

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Published on November 19, 2020

Opinion: How Telehealth Can Save Healthcare

Blumenthal et al outline the crises and their suggested solutions under four main topics: Insurance Coverage, Financial Loss, Racial and Ethnic Disparities within the System, and the Public Health Crisis. These are not only the four main crises of healthcare, but of our nation, as we continue to struggle through the pandemic. Much of Blumenthal et al’s advice hinges on the need for drastic reform and federal oversight. While we agree, we also think that the conversation about the future of healthcare must include telehealth. 

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Published on November 5, 2020

Volume V: Behind the Scenes of Video Remote Interpreting

This piece is the fifth in a series, written by Cloudbreak Health’s quality, training and advocacy leaders, that discusses medical language access and related topics.

In this volume, we focus on what goes on behind-the-scenes to make a video remote interpreting (VRI) session possible.

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Published on October 23, 2020

Opinion: The Desperate Need to Bridge Healthcare Disparities

The following is a reaction to the points made in Ross and Runwal’s piece, as well as additional data and research that exposes not just the disproportionate impact of the pandemic along racial divides, but linguistic ones as well. 

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Published on October 7, 2020

Healthcare Heroes: Evan Lee-Ferrand

 Evan Lee-Ferrand is the Medical Interpreter Supervisor for VCU Health in Richmond, Virginia. He’s been working in language services his entire career, beginning as an interpreter himself. Evan knows how integral language is to culture. 

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Published on September 21, 2020

Best Practices for the Use of Whiteboard Features in Remote Healthcare Interpreting Platforms

Assess the situation. Ask yourself if these are special circumstances and the whiteboard is the only option for communication. Use the whiteboard sparingly and as a last resort. Document the reason for the request if it falls outside of these guidelines.

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Published on July 13, 2020

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