viaLanguage Launches New Healthcare Blog and Offers Free Webinar Series

Speaking Healthcare addresses language translation trends and challenges affecting the healthcare industry. Upcoming free webinar series targets healthcare translation challenges

Portland, OR, February 25, 2009 --( viaLanguage, a leading provider of global translation and localization services, introduces today its new healthcare blog, Speaking Healthcare. In an effort to help healthcare professionals more effectively communicate with their limited English proficient (LEP) communities, the blog discusses current issues and possible solutions regarding medical translation and localization. Additionally, on March 5, 2009, viaLanguage will present “Top 10 Translation Traps,” the first in a free webinar series focusing on healthcare translation challenges.

“With the constantly changing healthcare landscape, the goal of the blog is to not only discuss current issues, but also share examples of the kinds of challenges we see our healthcare clients facing,” said Chanin Ballance, CEO of viaLanguage. “Communication with LEP communities, especially within the healthcare industry, is complex. Speaking Healthcare will address some possible solutions and tips for ensuring successful LEP communication.”

March 5th, viaLanguage will kick off the first in a free four-part webinar series devoted to exploring how the right processes, technology and resources can make the difference with LEP programs, even given the cost and time challenges healthcare professionals face. The first in this series, “Top 10 Translation Traps”, will take place on Thursday, March 5th at 10am Pacific time. To register for this free webinar got to viaLanguage’s web site.

Recent Speaking Healthcare articles:
· New SCHIP bill promises expanding healthcare translation needs
· Save time, money and effort with a translation memory
· For a smoother healthcare translation project, start with the technology
· Don’t forget cultural elements in your next medical translation project

About viaLanguage
viaLanguage is a leading provider of online language translation and localization services. Through the unique combination of its Online Language System (OLS), expert linguists and integration capabilities, viaLanguage offers organizations a comprehensive, affordable solution for meeting today’s increasing need for effective multilingual communications. viaLanguage services are designed to help clients quickly and easily develop the very best multilingual Web sites, software applications, marketing materials and other global communications. Since 2000, the company has earned a reputation among its clients for reliability, quality and professionalism. Clients include: Blue Shield California, LA Care, Bravo Health plan, Anmed, San Francisco Health Plan, Kaiser Permanente, BASF, Citibank and Nike; as well as many hospitals, school districts and state governments. Corporate Headquarters are located at 309 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1200, Portland, OR 97204. For more information, call us at 503-243-2007.

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