While healthcare facilities and U.S. courts have each reported finding difficulty in providing quality interpretation services to non-English speakers within their systems, that demand doesn't appear to be slowing down. According to
Currently, courts and hospitals nationwide are finding themselves facing substantial delays and costs due to an increasing LEP population combined with a lack of timely access to qualified interpreters. As of 2011, the U.S. LEP population sits at 25 million--an increase of 81% since 1980--and 94% of those individuals reside in core urban areas or surrounding counties. (2) According to Stratus CEO
"VRI is much more economical and efficient than either face-to-face or OPI interpreting," said Belanger. "With VRI, you're getting high quality face-to-face interpreting, combined with the affordability of on demand interpreting--you only pay for what you use, when you use it. VRI gets interpreters in front of patients faster, is available 24 hours a day, and accomplishes all of this at lower cost."
One client, a facility within a 33-hospital system located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., previously spent over
"The proof is in the numbers. With VRI, we can serve our patients more quickly and effectively while also saving money...it's a no-brainer."
Stratus officials say that VRI technology reduces costs by as much as 80%. Stratus' application offers a cloud-based network of certified spoken language interpreters, and can be used to supplement an existing interpreting infrastructure or to replace live and over-the-phone interpreters altogether with their VRI system.
"When you look at today's interpretation landscape, it's clear that video remote interpretation is the way the industry is moving. In order for VRI to be effective, it has to offer high quality interpretation along with efficiency and cost-effectiveness – Stratus does this beautifully," said
Stratus specializes in the medical field and court interpreting, but the company's technology is applicable to every industry. In its effort to assist hospitals in maintaining compliance while also reducing malpractice suits due to interpreting errors, Stratus upholds the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for protecting sensitive patient data by ensuring that all essential security measures are in place.
For more information about Stratus and its services, visit http://www.stratusvideo.com.
About Stratus Video Interpreting:
Stratus Video Interpreting provides on-demand interpreter services by using technology to connect clients with interpreters in over 175 spoken and signed languages in less than 30 seconds. Stratus' cloud-based video solution delivers an array of unique features to virtually any Internet-enabled PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet. Stratus clients use the technology to connect with their own staff interpreters, as well as with Stratus interpreters, who have years of healthcare and courtroom experience and hold multiple certifications. With Stratus, state-of-the-art video remote interpreting is made available with virtually no capital investment. Stratus averages 65,000 video calls a day, up from 40,000 in mid-2013. Stratus Video is the sister company of The Z® (
1. DePalma, Donald A.,
2. Whatley, Monica, and Jeanne Batalova. "Limited English Proficient Population of
3. Akers, Helen. "How Much Money Do Court Interpreters Make?" Chron.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
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