COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ability for patients to communicate effectively with their healthcare providers is instrumental in achieving the best outcomes. Through a partnership with Language Access Network (LAN), patients at Stamford Hospital who are Limited English Proficient (LEP), and Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing, have access to state-of-the-art technology to assist them in communicating successfully with the healthcare professionals caring for them. LAN enables patients and caregivers to utilize its Martti™ (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter) units to connect via live video and audio within seconds, at the touch of a button, with the highest quality medical interpreters in over 210 languages, including American Sign Language.
The lightweight Martti device resembles a flat computer screen and can be carried, or easily rolled on its stand, alongside a patient throughout the facility. Once connected, the patient, healthcare provider and LAN medical interpreter can see and hear each other, which provides valuable non-verbal information to enhance understanding. LAN is solely focused on medical interpretation and interpreters are highly trained and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from dedicated LAN call centers throughout the country via its own dedicated HIPAA-compliant high-speed broadband network.
"The cultural diversity of patient populations increases daily. As a physician-led company, we understand the challenge that a language barrier can create in delivering the highest quality care," said Andrew Panos, LAN's COO. "Martti ™ greatly enhances the effectiveness of these patient and provider encounters, while significantly reducing risk for healthcare providers."
About Language Access Network, LLC
Language Access Network, LLC ("LAN") is the leader in trusted healthcare communications. LAN provides video remote interpretation (VRI) services to hospitals and other medical venues nationwide. As a result of LAN being physician owned and solely focused on healthcare, the Company has unique insight into how to drive better outcomes, improve patient satisfaction and be a true partner to our client hospitals. Targeted towards Limited English Proficient and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing patient populations, LAN provides its rapidly growing client base (currently over 350 medical facilities nationwide) with 24/7/365 access to the highest quality & trained interpreters available via its centralized video language centers.
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Source: Language Access Network