viaLanguage Hires New Director to Expand Healthcare Business Unit

viaLanguage hires new Director to help its growing Healthcare Business Unit.

Portland, OR, March 26, 2009 --( Improving access to healthcare through improved multilingual communication

viaLanguage, a leading provider of global translation and localization services, is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Leslie, a seasoned healthcare executive, as its new director of healthcare. Mr. Leslie will focus on strategic sales and business development for the company’s healthcare business unit. In this role, he will help organizations improve access to healthcare for their culturally diverse members and support the growing needs of the limited English proficient (LEP) population who, to date, have been underserved by the health care system.

Mr. Leslie has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, most recently as national director with WebMD, where he was responsible for health plan clients focusing on web and enterprise initiatives including wellness, transparency and decision support. Mr. Leslie’s previous experience includes regional vice president of sales, senior consultant, director of business development and sales training with healthcare-focused organizations such as Kryptiq, MyHealthBank, Capgemini and Kaiser Permanente.

One of the most important issues facing healthcare today is the demand for health services from an increasing number of LEP patients. Healthcare organizations must make certain that language barriers do not impact the quality of care provided. viaLanguage works with numerous healthcare and government organizations across the country to help ensure they meet language access requirements and goals.

“We are delighted to welcome Dan Leslie, who offers over two decades of experience in the healthcare industry, from sales and marketing to consulting and software,” says viaLanguage chief executive Chanin Ballance. “Healthcare is currently one of the most exciting, growing markets from a language access perspective and we are pleased to have such an experienced individual to help us continue to build our healthcare business unit and provide our healthcare clients with top expertise and quality services at cost effective prices.”

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, Regence, Bravo Health, Kaiser Permanente, A-dec, Disney, BASF, Nike, Citibank; as well as many hospitals, school districts and state governments. Corporate Headquarters are located at 700 SW Taylor Street, Suite 310 Portland, OR 97205-3016. For more information, visit call us at 503-243-2007.

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