viaLanguage Announces New Healthcare Translation Guide

Top Quote Healthcare Professionals that are confronting language translation and localization challenges will benefit from this great new free resource. End Quote
  • Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA (1888PressRelease) July 28, 2010 - viaLanguage, a leading provider of global healthcare translation and localization services today announced the availability of its new booklet, Beyond Translation: Best Practices for Healthcare. The free resource, designed as a primer outlining helpful tips to improving language access, is available here.

    Healthcare organizations are faced with numerous challenges in providing language access services: increasing diversity, multiple languages, dwindling budgets, cost of hiring bilingual staff and other time consuming issues. viaLanguage aims to help healthcare professionals effectively reach their language access goals.

    The best practices outlined in the booklet are drawn from viaLanguage's decade of experience working with healthcare organizations and other knowledgeable resources. Together, the recommendations collected provide a tested blueprint for helping healthcare professionals effectively reach their LEP communities.

    "Whether you're just getting started with translating healthcare communications or you simply want to sharpen practices that are already under way, Beyond Translation: Best Practices for Healthcare provides the latest tips and tried and true best practices for effective healthcare translations," says Chanin Ballance CEO of viaLanguage.

    About viaLanguage
    viaLanguage is committed to improving access to healthcare by removing language and cultural barriers that may prevent people from otherwise obtaining such care. From websites to patient education, viaLanguage provides multilingual solutions for the global needs of healthcare organizations today. Through the unique combination of its Online Language System (OLS), expert linguists and technology integration capabilities, viaLanguage offers healthcare organizations comprehensive, affordable solutions for supporting the unique cultural and reading-level requirements of burgeoning ethnic markets. Since 2000, the company has earned a reputation among its clients for reliability, quality and professionalism. Clients include: Blue Shield California, Regence, A-dec, HemCon Medical Technologies, Senior Whole Health, San Francisco Health Plan; as well as many hospitals, school districts and state governments. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 310 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit or call us at 503-243-2007.

    Media Contact:
    Rachel Weikum
    Weikum Communications
    (503) 636-4762
    rachel ( @ ) weikumcommunications dot com

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