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Questions and Answers About the Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance Guidelines

In the third and final webinar of the series with Ronald Boumans, senior consultant for regulatory affairs at Emergo by UL we learned on the importance of Summary of Safety and Clinical Performance (S...

When Should I Use VRI, OPI or In-Person Interpreters for Healthcare?

We are lucky to live in a world where we have multiple options for interpretation, but how do you know when to use the different options? Living in a world where telehealth is prominent, we should be ...

Navigating MDR: Article 59 – CE Derogation

If you are anything like us, you’ve experienced steady changes with the continuously evolving MDR requirements. In 2020, the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) was rolled out. These guidelin...

The Perfect Label—Complying with the MDR

European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) is continuously evolving, making it difficult to keep up with all of its requirements. It is important to understand these guidelines to ensure that your medic...

European Union MDR: What’s Language Got to Do with It?

It has now been a year since the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation (MDR) enforcement. It may seem like a long time ago, but there is still work to be done and regulations to understand so...

Interpretation Versus Translation: What’s the Difference?

With 67.3 million U.S. residents speaking a language other than English at home, the question isn’t whether language access or meeting the multicultural healthcare requirements of patients and members...

NCQAs Distinction in Multicultural Healthcare in 2021: Impact and Benefits of Accreditation

Patients from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds experience health disparities and differential health outcomes compared to the overall population. By 2050, nearly one in five people li...

Types of Language Services in Healthcare

Imagine an expectant mother at a hospital. She knows the doctor is telling her something important, but she doesn’t speak English well enough to convey a response. Fortunately, an interpreter was avai...

Simplifying Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits healthcare providers from discriminating against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There are sp...

How Do You Increase Participation in Elections? Improve Language Access

  According to the U.S. Census, the 2018 midterm elections attracted the highest voter turnout in four decades—fifty-three percent of the citizen voting-age population. This represented a higher turno...

Are you prepared for open enrollment? Get your translations started today

We know preparing for 2021 open enrollment season while meeting all the necessary language access requirements can feel like a moving target. As health insurers are facing increasing compliance standa...

Telehealth: Maintaining Care & Communication in a Virtual Setting

  Telehealth has proven to be an incredibly effective response to the stay-at-home orders incited by the COVID-19 pandemic. The telehealth services industry is expected to grow nearly 65% in 2020 as d...

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