SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — InDemand Interpreting, a leading provider of comprehensive language services management for Healthcare, including Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), is pleased to announce a webinar, partnering with Critical Measures, a management consulting and training organization specializing in cross-cultural healthcare and the law of language access, on Wednesday, September 30 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST.
The webinar will explore the business, medical and legal case for why health systems must provide language access to their growing LEP populations and how technology can support providers in addressing this increasing need. In this webinar, David Hunt, CEO of Critical Measures, and a former civil rights attorney, will share his findings and some tips to improve compliance within any healthcare organization.
Critical Measures regularly conducts legal language access audits for leading hospital systems and health plans, comparing clients’ language access systems, policies and practices against federal and state language access laws and national best practices.
“Today, roughly 21 percent of the population does not speak English at home,” said Hunt. “It’s estimated that between 12 and 23 million Americans are limited English proficient (LEP), which means that they speak English less than very well. Our goal is to address this challenge and work with healthcare organizations to adopt new solutions—such as VRI—to meet the needs of patients and providers.”
InDemand Interpreting connects healthcare professionals to medically trained and qualified interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 200 languages, including American Sign Language (ASL).
“We are pleased to partner with Critical Measures to conduct a webinar that will benefit healthcare organizations nationwide,” said Cecil Kost, Chairman and CEO of InDemand Interpreting. “Video remote interpreting offers an accessible, cost effective and reliable solution to language services for use in all healthcare settings.”
For more information about the webinar and to sign up, please visit: http://www.indemandinterpreting.com/blogs/upcoming-events/webinar-language-access-and-the-law-from-assessment-to-action/
About InDemand Interpreting
InDemand Interpreting was founded in 2007 with the vision of ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality healthcare, regardless of language, cultural background or disability. By delivering the most experienced medical interpreters and highest quality video technology InDemand Interpreting provides doctors, nurses and clinicians the language access they need to provide the best possible care. Visit InDemand at http://www.indemandinterpreting.com