CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading language access and telehealth company, Stratus Video, has partnered with The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), to offer improved language access to the organization’s 16,000 members. Through this partnership, OSMA physicians will be able to contract directly with Stratus Video for its language service offerings for limited English proficiency (LEP) and Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing patients.
As Ohio’s largest physician-led organization, the OSMA realizes that effective communication is vital to providing quality medical care. Its importance has been compounded by the recent implementation of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires compliance with federal standards designed to enable healthcare institutions to provide meaningful access to individuals in need of communication assistance. With Stratus Video Interpreting, Ohio physicians now have an easy way to leverage video remote interpretation (VRI) for their LEP patients.
“At OSMA, we value innovation that transforms healthcare delivery and improves the health of patients and the patient experience,” said Todd Baker, Chief Executive Officer, OSMA. “Stratus Video’s VRI offering aligns perfectly with our strategic initiative of supporting our physicians and their practices and guiding them into the future of healthcare.”
Stratus Video Interpreting combines the benefits of face-to-face interpretation with the on-demand nature of over-the-phone interpretation. The mobile app is easy to use and can be loaded onto any tablet, smartphone, desktop or laptop, giving users instant access to medically qualified interpreters and helping to minimize healthcare delays for LEP patients throughout the state of Ohio.
“Ohio, like the rest of the country, continues to diversify. Its population speaks a wealth of languages from Spanish, to Chinese, to German and beyond,” said David Fetterolf, president of Language Services at Stratus Video. “This is why we are thrilled to be working with OSMA, an organization that recognizes the importance of giving its members access to world-class technology to advance their practice in an ever-evolving patient landscape.”
About Stratus Video
Stratus Video is a technology-driven company that is changing the way patients and medical professionals connect across all areas of health care. Stratus Video is the largest and fastest growing video remote languages services company in the world. Stratus Video Language Services has four proprietary products including Stratus Video Interpreting, a video remote interpretation product; Stratus Audio, an over-the-phone interpretation service; Stratus InPerson, an in-person Uber-like solution; and Stratus Word, a solution for document translation. Stratus Video Telehealth leverages Stratus Video’s proprietary technology platform with innovation aimed at improving the timing and quality of patient care. Stratus Video Telehealth solutions include ER/Urgent Care Virtual Consult, the Post Hospital Discharge Solution, a Behavioral Health Solution, and a Care Coordination Solution. Led by a team of dedicated individuals with decades of experience in the health care and technology markets, Stratus Video is committed to enabling visual connections and vital conversations. For more information, please visit www.stratusvideo.com and follow us on @stratusvideo on Twitter.
About The Ohio State Medical Association
The Ohio State Medical Association is a statewide medical association representing nearly 16,000 Ohio physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, and practice managers. The OSMA is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine for physicians and their patients, advocating on behalf of Ohio physicians at the state level, and protecting the medical profession. The OSMA is affiliated with the American Medical Association at the national level and county medical societies at the local level. For more information, please visit www.osma.org.