Language barriers make it difficult to deliver high-quality medical care to patients, making communication between patients and clinicians difficult. They can have negative implications for healthcare and patient satisfaction, leading to frustration for both the patient and healthcare professional.
“One study showed that among patients who received treatment from nurses who did not speak the local language, 30% had difficulty understanding medical instructions, 30% had a problem with the reliability of information, and 50% believed that the language barrier contributed to errors,” Via NIH.
GistMD’s software allows for personalized patient education modules regarding procedures to be translated into the patient’s native tongue. The animated video delivers reliable and accurate information without the errors that come with communicating in a secondary language.