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ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

NCQA Health Equity Accreditation: Impact and Benefits

This article was originally published in January 2021 and has been updated. Patients from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds experience health disparities and adverse health outcomes co...

5 Steps to Developing a Language Access Plan for Your Healthcare Organization

In the United States today, 46 million people speak a primary language other than English. In order for medical staff to effectively communicate with all of their patients from linguistically diverse ...

How to Plan for Translation Service Costs in Your Annual Budgeting

Developing a robust translation program is the key to supporting your limited English proficiency (LEP) customers as well as achieving global market success. These services help corporations and healt...

EU Regulation No. 536: A Quick Primer for Life Sciences Companies

At long last, the European Union (EU) Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) is ready for action. That means that on January 31, 2022, EU Regulation 536 goes into effect. Although there is a one-ye...

Providers, Are You Ready for the No Surprises Act?

Healthcare providers, take note: effective January 1, 2022, your office must comply with the No Surprises Act. That means it’s your responsibility to make sure that your patients know if they will be ...

3 Common Medical Translation Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

From routine checkups to medical emergencies, patients count on hospitals to provide excellent treatment. In order to ensure the best quality care, medical professionals must be able to communicate wi...

The Spotify Localization Strategy

This article was originally published in June 2017 and has been updated. Since it launched in 2008, Spotify has become a leader in the music streaming scene. Over 50 million paid subscribers use the s...

5 Keys to Effective Multicultural Communication

This article was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated. Communication across cultures can be challenging. But in an age of globalization, effective multicultural communication is vit...

What Is Transcreation? And When Should You Use It?

This article was originally published in August 2017 and has been updated. When the now-defunct Braniff Airlines released an ad targeting its Spanish speaking consumers in 1987, it likely couldn’t hav...

Localization Strategy Guide: Cultural Dimensions of Brazil

This article was originally published in June 2017 and has been updated. Brazil, once home to an economic boom, has been in a recession since 2013, and consumers have opted to hold onto their well-ear...

Airbnb’s Localization Strategy

This article was originally published in August 2017 and has been updated. Airbnb, the home-sharing service that amassed nearly $47 billion in gross booking value in 2021, is accessible in virtually e...

How to Improve Cultural Competence Within a Healthcare Organization

    Healthcare organizations in the United States provide care to a highly diverse patient demographic. Effectively connecting and communicating with these patients is vital to the overall care experi...

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