Hospitals implement LSA’s video-interpreting

01/04/2013

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Keri Robinson
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Daniel Hollingshead
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Connected Patients, LLC Announces New Video Remote Interpreting Module on ConnectMeTM Computer Systems
New Service Will Eliminate Language Barriers While Improving Patient Care and Satisfaction

Lexington, KY (January 3, 2013) – Through a new partnership with LSA Video, Inc., a leading provider of professional Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services, Connected Patients, LLC is pleased to announce a major enhancement to its ConnectMeTM computer terminals.  Effective immediately, ConnectMeTM users will be able to access qualified American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters on demand via the bed-side, touch-screen computer system.

Dan Hollingshead, President and CEO of Connected Patients, LLC sees a lot of upside in the new partnership.  “The ConnectMeTM system is incredibly simple to use but also powerful and flexible.  We’ve leveraged those strengths, adding on-demand video interpreting which we know will help our customers improve communication with their patient population which is becoming more diverse every day.  Partnering with LSA, a leader in this space, ensures the highest level of service and professionalism.  We’re very excited about the possibilities!”

The new ConnectMeTM VRI module will not only help hospitals better meet the needs of its Limited English Proficient, Deaf and Hard of Hearing patient populations, but will help improve patient care and satisfaction.  Through the secure VRI platform,  patient and clinician will be able to see and hear the remote interpreter as if he or she were right there in the room, ensuring timely, effective and completely accurate communication for both parties.  With the ability to instantly connect to a live professional interpreter (removing the patient / provider communication barrier with just the click of a button), VRI helps hospitals and healthcare organizations comply with the new Joint Commission Standards for Patient-Centered Communication.

“We’re very pleased to announce our new partnership with Connected Patients, LLC, and we’re looking forward to our VRI platform being added to the already successful ConnectMeTM computer systems,” said Starla Keith, Executive Vice President, LSA.  “We anticipate a long and mutually rewarding partnership for years to come as we work together to eliminate patient / provider language barriers and enhance the patient experience through cutting-edge technology solutions.”

About Connected Patients, LLC
Connected Patients, LLC is a Lexington, KY-based technology company committed to providing health care facilities and their patients with solutions leading to a better patient experience. The company specializes in user-friendly ConnectMeTMterminals which can either be installed bedside or mounted on an articulating arm, readily useable by clinicians, patients, and their families. The ConnectMeTM terminal has an LCD touch-screen with large, easy to use virtual buttons. The system can be viewed at http://connectedpatients.com/connectme-overview.

About LSA Video, Inc.
LSA Video, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Language Services Associates (LSA).  Founded in 1991 by Laura K.T. Schriver, who still holds the title of President and CEO, LSA offers a full range of language-based services, including Translation and Localization, Video Remote Interpreting, INTERPRETALK® Interpreting by Telephone, Face-to-Face Interpreting, American Sign Language and Intercultural Consulting.  With over 150 employees and a network of more than 5,000 Independently Contracted global Linguists, LSA fulfills the multicultural communication needs of more than 2,000 clients worldwide in over 200 languages.  For more information on LSA Video, Inc., please contact Jon Potter on 0808 234 1917 (ext 55373)

jpotter@lsaweb.com