The American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) was established in 1980, and boasts over 6,000 members who all share the same vision: safe healthcare practices through the utilization of enterprise risk management. ASHRM focuses on recognizing unsafe measures in different medical industries, and addressing them through education, publications, and continuous interactions with top healthcare organizations and government agencies. In order to effectively promote quality and safe practices to patients, ASHRM hosts an Annual Conference and Exhibition, inviting innovative solutions across dynamic industries to come together to continue to develop safe measures for patients. This year’s ASHRM Conference and Exhibition was located in Anaheim, California from October 26th-29th.
Risks in the medical industry vary, but when it comes to patients and healthcare professionals, that risk is magnified when neither party is able to communicate. A patient that speaks little or no English couldn’t convey how they’re feeling, and a doctor wouldn’t be able to address the patient with an accurate prognosis. One key solution for language barriers in the medical industry is to schedule a certified medical interpreter to accompany the patient for exams, appointments, or meetings. Certified medical interpreters eliminate miscommunication by offering accurate interpretations between the medical professional and the patient.
Safety and risk-free environments are as important to us as it is to you, which is why Telelanguage proudly participated at ASHRM Conference and Exhibition this year. We invited all who stopped by our booth to take a look at how vital certified medical interpreters are to ensure healthcare safety with communication among patients and doctors.
If you’re in need of a certified medical interpreter, either telephonically or to accompany you to a medical appointment, Telelanguage offers 2,000 live certified interpreters ready to speak in 200 languages 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For even faster connections to a live interpreter, download our FREE Telelanguage interpreter service app for iPhone and connect to a live certified interpreter in just seconds!