Our Commitment to Bridge the Communication Gap

On July 15, we announced the launch of IntelligereTM and our commitment to transform the language services industry. With a healthcare focus, we understand the importance of partnering with qualified and trained professional interpreters to bridge the communication gap, uphold quality of care and improve the overall experience for patients.

In our declaration to provide professionalism to the healthcare industry, we are currently partnering with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) to provide information and a plan for interpreters to become nationally certified. Additional information regarding the certification process can be found on CCHI’s website.

In the Sign Language world, there have been several entities who have responded to the necessity of medically trained sign language interpreters. One of those entities, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), launched a Master of Science Degree Program in Healthcare Interpretation. In addition, DRS Board for Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) now offers a Medical Interpreter Certification, which was discussed by one of the panelists, Todd Agan, at the CATIE Center’s 2015 National Symposium on Healthcare Interpreting. To learn more about the requirements and testing process, click here.

The discussion around medical certification is one that the Minnesota interpreting communities have been having and will continue to have. Intelligere is proud to be part of the dialogues, and we look forward to moving in a positive direction with all of our partners.