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Certification vs. Qualification: Considerations for Your Language Services

From our more than 15 years of supporting hospital staff and experts in the healthcare interpreting industry, we know there can be a lot of confusion around the terminology used or some definitions that are unclear.

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Published on May 16, 2019

How Language Brokering Shapes Professional Interpretation

The Cloudbreak Quality Assurance team participates in and conducts research around topics that are relevant to our staff, as well as to the partners who we serve. We don’t just read about the latest and greatest trends and standards; we also help shape them.

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Published on May 7, 2019

Strategies for Providing Better Care through Telemedicine

In my 27 years as a health, science, and medical correspondent for NBC, I received an average of more than 500 “pitches” and questions per week. The pitches—mainly from medical organizations or their marketers—were mostly about touted tests, treatments, or “cures.” The questions came from viewers, readers, and listeners, and often asked about some of these vaunted methodologies and how to choose among them.

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Published on April 30, 2019

4 Thoughts on Telemedicine and Robot Doctors

Occasionally we’re fortunate enough to share the perspectives of others on this blog, along with our own. This post is co-written by Dr. Ben Panwala, a hospitalist and founder/CEO of Telshur.

Earlier this month, there was a stir about a ‘robot doctor’ giving the family of a terminally ill man some difficult news about his condition…

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Published on March 21, 2019

Relying on Dr. Google for Medical Interpretation

JAMA recently published an article on using mainstream translation software in a health care setting, which was also picked up by Gizmodo. Researchers used Google Translate to translate emergency department discharge instructions prepared in English into Spanish and Chinese.

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Published on March 11, 2019

Telemedicine’s Ability to Positively Impact Chronic Illness Management

What does research show is the strongest cause for non-compliance with medical advice, leading to poor quality care, among multi-...... READ MORE

Published on March 2, 2017

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