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Decision to translate hashtags

The decision to translate hashtags and manage and cultivate a social media campaign around that requires planning. Think of the English campaign creation and the work that goes into the brand creation and the hashtags that reinforce that message. When that copy goes...

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Responsible Medical Translations

Providing responsible medical translations at every step of the way during the healthcare journey is a major challenge for a health organization. In the Healthcare industry, many foreign language speaking patients go through a fragmented system of...

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English to Vietnamese Healthcare Translations

When we are requested to do translations of English to Vietnamese Healthcare Translations, we have to be mindful of generational differences in the language. According to the Census Bureau, the Vietnamese language in the United States is the fifth most spoken language...

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Translation for narration

Now is the season for Open Enrollment at many companies and presentations are being given on employee benefits and the audio recording of those presentations requires translation for narration.  In our specialization of translation of healthcare human resource...

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5 quick tips about Healthcare Translations

Need tips about healthcare translations? Healthcare Translations appear in many different types of Healthcare Communications.  Our clients range from Health Plans, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Pharmaceutical Companies to Medical Device Manufacturers, and each focuses on...

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Healthcare translations for Hispanics with HIV

In our work with healthcare translations, we do quite a bit of patient education for Hispanics with HIV. Some of the challenges when working in healthcare translations for a particular population are to find the current terminology that is being used. 

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Translating Conditional Statements in Mail Merge Fields

Translating Conditional Statements in Word is a challenge because our industry does not seem to have quite figured out how to process these. Sometimes you have to resort to the old fashioned of working, realizing it will pay off in the long run.

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Build trust and respect for patients

In our work with healthcare translations and health literacy communications in English, we consume a lot of research on what moves the patient to better outcomes and how we can build trust and respect for patients to improve healthcare.

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