A Howard County General Hospital pilot program is helping LEP/NEP (limited- and non-English proficient) patients communicate effectively with their doctors and their dependants’ doctors, Columbia Patch reports.  Electronic tablets enable interpreters to provide live interpretation services in 170 languages using streaming video technology.  The pilot project, funded in part by a two-year grant from the Horizon Foundation, provided 10 electronic tablets to Howard County.  READ MORE: Technology To Bridge Language Barriers for Doctors, Patients, Columbia Patch (December 16,  2011).

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