Language Services - Akorbi

Language Services for ASCs

Provided by Akorbi, an ASCA Affinity Partner

 

ASCA has formed an affinity partnership with Akorbi to provide ASCs with high-quality translation and interpretation services. Through this relationship, ASCA members can enjoy special discounted rates on Akorbi’s language solutions, which include:

Interpretation

  • In-person interpretation: Matches you with a highly qualified interpreter who has subject-matter knowledge and understands cultural preferences.
  • Telephone interpretation: Provides real-time interpreters available 24/7 via telephone.
  • Video interpretation: Allows you to cost-efficiently reach an audience from any location.
  • Mobile interpretation: Uses Akorbi’s new unified multilingual communications platform (UMCP) application to provide one-button access to live interpreters while you’re on the go.

Translation

  • Enhanced Machine Translations (EMT): Provides fast and inexpensive translations using health care-specific terminology.
  • Translation, Editing and Proofreading (TEP): Provides an editor and project manager for final proofreading and quality assurance.
  • Translation, Editing, Proofreading and PM Proofreading (TEPP): Includes the TEP process plus a third translator for in-language proofreading. It ensures the highest possible translation quality.
  • Localized Solutions: A more specialized process that adapts your content (print, digital and interactive materials, as well as multimedia, flash and web services) to a specific locale and market.

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Language Services FAQs

Why would we need interpretation services?

According to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, medical entities that receive funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must provide reasonable communication access to non-English speaking, hearing and visually impaired patients. It is strongly recommended that these medical entities have a language service program in place. More information about this legislation is available here.

What is the difference between translation and interpretation?

The difference between translation and interpretation is that a translator conveys the meaning of the source in writing while an interpreter conveys the meaning orally.

How many languages does Akorbi support for both translation and interpretation?

Over 170 languages.

Do the interpreters have a medical background and understand health care?

Yes. Akorbi’s interpreters have extensive experience in health care settings and must have a minimum of three years providing professional interpretation in the health care arena.

How will our patients know that these services are available?

Akorbi will provide you with a printable poster to display in your facility that communicates available interpretation assistance in the top 15 languages in your state. In addition, Akorbi will localize the same information for your website.

About Akorbi

Akorbi is a U.S.-based company that provides language solutions to empower companies to achieve success in the global economy. Akorbi helps companies connect with employees, vendors and customers in over 170 languages, in any modality, from any location. Akorbi’s customizable, enterprise solutions include staffing, translation, localization, learning, interpretation and contact center solutions.