ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Healthcare Translation Errors Endanger LEP Patients at the Pharmacy

According to the Mayo Clinic, "hundreds of thousands of people" are injured by medication errors every year in the United States. Some of those errors are caused by doctors prescribing the wrong medications, or by pharmacists dispensing the wrong medication ...

Topics: healthcare, Translation, Health literacy, Healthcare Translation, Prescriptions


What is HIPAA Compliance? What You Don't Know Can Cost You

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996. It's been the law of the land for 20 years, and even people who don't work in the healthcare industry are aware of its existence and purpose. Despite all the publicity, HIPAA ...

Topics: Compliance, Healthcare Translation


The Spooky Truth About Translation Security

Imagine this…. In a typical translation process, the client sends the content to be translated to the translation vendor. Then the translation vendor sends the data to the individual contractor doing the translation work. The linguist then sends the ...

Topics: Translation, Healthcare Translation


Healthcare Translations For Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Fall is officially here. And while the rest of the world is busy obsessing over all things pumpkin spice, healthcare professionals are preparing for open enrollment. The next Affordable Care Act (ACA) open enrollment period runs from November 1, 2017 to ...

Topics: healthcare, Healthcare Translation


Overcoming Barriers: Digital Menus and Multilingual Language Options

Digitization has permanently changed many industries over the past decade, and restaurants are no exception. To keep up with technologically savvy consumers, many restaurants have started to offer digital menus. Navigating digital menus is now easier than ...

Topics: healthcare, Translation, Health literacy, Healthcare Translation, Prescriptions