When the patient did not know a word on her admittance form, she just held it up to the screen and the interpreter read it to her.
Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 28, 2006
The Language Access Network (T-LAN), a pioneer in video language interpretation services, recently expanded Personal Assisted Languages (PAL) services to include the Labor and Delivery department at The Ohio State University’s Medical Center (OSUMC).
The first patient to use the expanded system, a Spanish-speaking expectant mother, was checked in at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. “We did not have to wait for an interpreter to show up, we just pushed a button and instantly we had a live person interpreting through the T-LAN system.” stated OSU nurse Susan Brooks. “When the patient did not know a word on her admittance form, she just held it up to the screen and the interpreter read it to her.”
“With the average delivery lasting 14 hours with only 90 minutes of actual interpretation having an interpreter waiting can cost the hospitals hundreds of dollars in wasted time.” states Andrew Panos President of T-LAN. With the T-LAN system, the hospital staff can request an instant live video interpretation at the push of a button; utilizing the service only when needed.
Availability of T-LAN service in Labor and Delivery is just the beginning of an expansion plan that includes clinics, surgery departments, and pharmacies at OSUMC.
About The Language Access Network
The Language Access Network, Inc. is a pioneer in video language interpretation services, which provides health care outlets and medical facilities with professionally trained interpreters that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the company’s centralized video call center, translating more than 150 different languages through real-time, interactive video technology. The Language Access Network is the only company that offers this type of groundbreaking video language interpretation service, allowing health care providers and medical facilities to provide better, more efficient overall health care.
More information is available at http://www.language-access-network.com