CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading language access company, Stratus Video, recently signed an agreement with Community Health Ventures, the business development affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), as their preferred language access vendor. Now, Community Health Centers across the nation can benefit from 24/7 access to medically qualified interpreters through the Stratus Video application.
Health centers today serve over 28 million patients, more than 8 million of whom are best served in a language other than English. In order to address the diverse needs of such a large population, health centers are required to provide a variety of enabling services to their patients, including interpretation and translation services. Health center and NACHC leadership believe that offering language services to English proficiency (LEP) patients provides culturally sensitive communication that respects the patient’s human dignity and ensures patient participation in their care through a positive experience, which enhances clinical outcomes.
Stratus Video language services will connect Community Health Center providers to highly trained, medically qualified interpreters in hundreds of languages within seconds, ensuring that every patient that seeks care in a Community Health Center will receive communication in their preferred language.
“We really connected with the NACHC’s commitment to patient-centered care for all,” said David Fetterolf, Stratus Video President, “A lot of LEP patients seek care in Community Health Centers. Through this partnership we are ensuring that quality communication will take place.”
“The Stratus Video products are so easy to use,” said Danny Hawkins, Senior VP of Community Health Ventures, “We feel confident that this will be an easy implementation for Community Health Centers, and that they will start seeing the benefits of good communication right away.”
To learn more about Stratus Video products and services, visit www.stratusvideo.com
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971 to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.
Community Health Ventures is the business development affiliate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Founded in 2000, CHV was created under the direction of health center leadership and tasked with creating solutions to the economic pressures facing today’s health centers. By negotiating group-purchasing agreements for discounted medical and business supplies, staffing services, lab agreements and more, CHV helps health centers reduce costs and remain competitive.
About Stratus Video
Stratus Video offers technology enabled access to its medically qualified/certified interpreters to improve patient safety and care across the care continuum. A suite of offerings including audio, video and geo-location mobile applications along with inter-operability to telehealth solutions, provides language access when and where it’s needed. Led by a team of dedicated individuals, 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.