Bridging The Language Gap

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 5:58pm EDT

Patients and doctors will no longer be lost in translation, thanks to a new telemedical device. Officials say the three-way phone is a recession-friendly approach to breaking down language barriers and improving care. The phones will help communication between doctors, non-English speaking patients and medical interpreters and is available in more than 175 languages. A hospital system in Dallas is already planning to put the phone in every patient room in their hospitals.