Navigation Links
PatientStream announces the industry's first Multilingual family waiting room board
Date:6/27/2013

SEATTLE, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Industry leader in healthcare operations decision support introduces a multilingual electronic whiteboard to improve the family waiting room experience.  While PatientStream's electronic whiteboard has always been bilingual English/Spanish, the company now offers a customizable multilingual whiteboard that can be set to the patient's language preference.  Over 3o languages are currently available, with more being added daily.

"The ability to provide family members real time information about their loved one during a surgical procedure is exciting and the beginning of many advances to come", says Keith Streckenbach, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of PatientStream.

The United States is a magnet for immigration.  Immigration has increased by 9.3 million between 2000 and 2011, a near 30 % increase.  Thirteen percent of the United States population is comprised of foreign-born people.  As of 2011, 40,377,757 people are reported to be foreign born, and likely speak a language other than English.  Asia and Latin America are the top regions of birth reported (Migration Policy Institute, 2013). Access to language, especially in the health care setting, is critical, since miscommunication is directly tied to sentinel and adverse events n healthcare delivery processes (AORN, Periop Insider, 2013).  Of the immigrant population in 2011, 51.0 % are considered Limited English Proficient (LEP), which means they speak English less proficiently. It is clear that many people need help reducing language barriers for the best access to healthcare. In fact, more adverse events are reported in LEP patients than in English speakers (C. Divi et. al., 2007). 

Cultural and linguistic communication can prevent adverse outcomes in the healthcare setting. Collect race and language data, and document language services provided to assess the impact of language on patient safety in your hospital (C.Divi et al., 2007).  While there is an absence of trained healthcare setting interpreters, existing in only about 25 % of hospitals, the necessity remains.  Patient Stream's multilingual electronic whiteboard expands language services and provides better family care to those whose primary language is not English.  The multilingual electronic whiteboard reduces stress, eases wait times and provides better communication to everyone in surgical waiting rooms. 

About PatientStream:

Seattle based PatientStream, Inc., the first to provide cloud-based healthcare operations decision support and communication automation, streamlines patient care to lower costs and improve the hospital experience for patients and hospital staff. PatientStream technology is used in departments of surgery, endoscopy, radiology, outpatient clinics, ICUs, acute care units, and more. More than 1.2 million cases have been automated since 2008. Learn more at http://www.patientstreaminc.com

Contact PatientStream for more information, 1-800-691-5434

Divi., C. Koss, R., Schmaltz, S. and Loeb, J.  (2007).  Language Proficiency and adverse events in US hospitals: a pilot study.  International Journal for Quality Health Care. Volume 19, Number 2: 60-67.  

Media Contact:
www.patientstreaminc.com
Susan Streckenbach, MLIS
Marketing Director and Editor
susans@patientstreaminc.com

Media Contact: Susan Streckenbach, PatientStream, Inc., 1-800-691-5434, susan@patientstreaminc.com

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE PatientStream, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology news :

1. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. Announces a Revised Agreement for the Acquisition of Lumigene
2. ChromaDex® Announces Financial Results for the Year Ended 2011
3. Improved Authentication and Confidentiality Protection. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Important Patents in Data Encryption and Document Security
4. FirstMark Announces New Hire Jay Houtman as Southeast Regional Sales Manager
5. Global Information Inc. Announces Discounted Conference Registration For Bio-IT World Asia and Biodetection Technologies 2012
6. Virginia Tech announces 2012 football helmet ratings; 2 more added to the 5-star mark
7. Medbox, Inc. Announces Top-Tier Rating by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation
8. BioLife Solutions Announces 7th Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue
9. Mass. Eye and Ear announces Curing Kids Fund grant recipients
10. Bay Area PV Consortium announces $7.5 million in grants to lower the cost of large-scale solar
11. BioMed Central announces winners of 6th Annual Research Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/11/2016)... 2016 http://www.apimages.com ) - --> ... available at AP Images ( http://www.apimages.com ) - ... to produce the new refugee identity cards. DERMALOG will be unveiling ... in Hanover next week.   --> ... used to produce the new refugee identity cards. DERMALOG will be ...
(Date:3/10/2016)... , March 10, 2016 ... market research report "Identity and Access Management Market by ... Compliance, and Governance), by Organization Size, by Deployment, by ... published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is estimated to grow ... Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... -- This BCC Research report provides an overview of ... (RNA Seq) market for the years 2015, 2016 and ... data analysis, and services. Use this report ... such as RNA-Sequencing tools and reagents, RNA-Sequencing data analysis, ... segment and forecast their market growth, future trends and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Lajollacooks4u has become a rising hotspot for specialized team ... its top attractions. Fortune 500 companies, such as Illumina, Hewlett-Packard, Qualcomm and Elsevier, ... team-building experience. , Each event kicks off with an olive oil and salt-tasting competition. ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... information (RFI) issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT ... and determines if clinically relevant data were available when and where it was ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... ... Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company’s orphan drug designation request covering BHV-4157 ... drug designation granted by the FDA. , Spinocerebellar ataxia is a rare, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... newly re-branded identity. The new Media Cybernetics corporate branding reflects a results-driven revitalization ... imaging and image analysis. The re-branding components include a crisp, refreshed logo and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: