Pairaphrase is best-in-class medical translation software for healthcare professionals who need the
flexibility to communicate important health information to their patients without compromising accuracy or patient confidentiality.
At Pairaphrase, we understand that operating a hospital or healthcare practice in an ever-expanding world means finding translation solutions to language barriers. However, we also understand it’s not that simple. The requirement to remain compliant with strict regulations such as HIPAA makes the adoption of any translation solution—including professional translators—a challenge in the medical industry.
Quality of Care
As cited by ModernHealthcare.com, “Nearly 9% of the U.S. population is at risk for an adverse [medical] event because of language barriers, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.”
Far too many hospitals and clinics rely on a patient’s family members to translate for them, which often results in misinformation. This pertains to medication errors, misinterpreted discharge instructions, wrong procedures, informed consent issues and more. This could lead to fatalities.
Not only would the aforementioned scenarios mean serious implications for your patient’s safety, it could also affect the business aspect of running your clinic or hospital. Misinformation due to erroneous medical language translation could result in lawsuits, increased readmissions and billing confusion.
As a healthcare professional, its easy to understand how this would affect an already over-stretched staff.
Misinformation in billing, readmission of patients and lawsuits resulting from erroneous communication is an easy way to throw a wrench into your operations. In fact, according to ModernHealthcare.com, “An American Medical Association survey found that costs of $150 or more for interpreter services often exceeded a physician’s payment for the visit, presenting what the AMA called a ‘significant hardship’ for practices.”
Another large business concern is lack of confidentiality, which has serious privacy implications for patients. With patient confidentiality and HIPAA a serious concern for healthcare providers, we understand that there is zero room for error when it comes to security.
Pairaphrase has the highest standards in security when it comes to translation software for healthcare professionals and hospitals. These help you achieve HIPAA compliance:
With Pairaphrase translation software for healthcare and medical, we give you the flexibility to translate information for your patients in ways that best suit your process. We’ll present you with a few scenarios below on how our various features will help you.
Pairaphrase has a secure, confidential File Translator built in that allows you upload a medical document (including a scanned document) and securely translate it into your patient’s native language within seconds or minutes. The output file will even include the same formatting and images from your original file, saving you hours of time.
With our system, you can simultaneously translate multiple documents and various types of files. This helps you avoid delays and maintain momentum in your office. Translate medical history forms, informed consent papers, discharge papers, pamphlets, prescription information and more.
Pairaphrase and our built-in File Translator uses the highest standards in security, so you can rest assured when it comes to patient confidentiality. We offer the best in medical document translation software on the market.
Pairaphrase includes a text-to-speech translation feature that allows you to securely upload text by way of a document and receive an audio output in the patient’s native language.
Pairaphrase can be used in conjunction with an interpreter and cut your translation costs significantly.
As a healthcare professional, you can enter the information that needs to be translated, and Pairaphrase will securely translate. However, Pairaphrase will indicate if there is a less-than-perfect confidence level for the accuracy of a specific part of your translation. Show this to your certified medical interpreter and they can make a simple edit in the translation.
Side-by-side comparison of the input text and output text will help your interpreter spot any potentially confusing language that could result in erroneous communication with a patient.
This cuts down on the amount of time and money spent on using an interpreter for translating medical documents.
Once you get started with Pairaphrase, it will memorize the medical terms and phrases that it translates. This means that if your interpreter needs to edit a specific medical phrase so that it makes more sense in the target language, the system will remember this correction. In effect, when you make future translations, the phrase will be remembered so that you don’t need your interpreter to make that correction again.
Pairaphrase helps global teams work smarter, faster and safer. We put advanced translation technologies into the hands of everyday users. Empowering multinational organizations to communicate in every commercial language. We remain committed to solving the world’s translation challenges. We invite you to join us in this mission and our growing community by opening your own Pairaphrase account.
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