Increased availability leads to patient safety by providing access to language services Benefits of Increased Interpreter Availability -Increased number of languages -Decreased wait time to engage interpreter
Cost Benefits Maximize usage of interpretation resources When interpretation resources not available providers may resort to other means that each have a cost: -Dual-role bilingual employees (dual role) -Bilingual family members -Pantomime interpretation Lack of interpretation services leads to increased admission rates, IV interventions and testing costs
Operational Efficiencies Telephonic and contract interpreters -Increase speed to engage interpreter -Increase number of languages available on demand Assessments that test medical interpretation skills -Ensure rapid and accurate interpretation Reporting by department and language -Manage best mix of interpretation resource
Impact on the Bottom Line Using telephonic interpretation minimizes: Out of pocket cost for contractors Labor cost for staff interpreters Burdened staff cost of dedicated interpreters Opportunity costs for space and staff
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