We are happy to have a contingency of health care providers who have joined our mission to provide professional intepreting services to all patients who need these services. We are hoping to get more members who can give us the provider perspective, and work collaboratively with us in better serving these patients.
Please consider providing us with your input using our PROVIDER SURVEY
. We value your feedback, and would be grateful if you took the time to respond to our survey questions in an effort to better understand your needs and to provide us with invaluable insight that will be most useful to our work.
Who are we?
Healthcare Providers who advocate working only with trained professional medical interpreters and represent the medical interpretation profession among our healthcare provider colleagues. What is our mission?
- To create, develop and establish a strong alliance between healthcare providers and trained professional medical interpreters.
- Emphasize the importance of trained professional medical interpreters in the healthcare setting. How do we do it?
- We as healthcare providers are clear about our expectations to trained professional medical interpreters.
- We understand their needs and they understand ours.
- We present our point of view and respect theirs.
- We work out mutually beneficial solutions.
- We combine their needs and our abilities, abiding by the "IMIA Standards of Practice". What do we achieve?
- Mutual Respect.
- Comprehensive professional partnership.
- Healthy environment beneficial to the treatment and care of our patients.
- Positive recognition for our service.
If you have questions about this division please contact Anita Diabate at Provider Outreach Email
2007 IMIA Provider Survey Results http://www.surveymonkey.com/MySurvey_Responses.aspx?sm=OuBmrHPVhbH6%2f9s40zKr5HHXXjo9m9xamY6tJF4Y5hE%3d Transcultural Nursing Societywww.tcns.orgCommunication Access across the Continuum of Healthcare
An Annotated Bibliography on Patient-Provider Communication
National Services Resource Guide for Health Care Providers
by Alyssa Sampson, MLIS, Cross Cultural Health Care Program -This guide, developed with input from the coalition, gathers basic information about providing language services in one document. Information includes interpreter and translator associations and agencies, training programs, assessment tools, and other materials. This guide will aid health care providers, administrators, interpreters, translators, and others in improving language access and improving health care for their clients and patients.
Describing Physicians Language Fluency - Medical Spanish
This article was published by JAMA and discusses provider fluency levels and how that relates to effective communication with patients.
IMIA Provider Division Chair
The IMIA is pleased to announce that Dr. Eric Hardt is the IMIA Provider Division Chair. Contact: ProviderDivision@imiaweb.org.
Dr. Eric Hardt
Dr. Eric Hardt is Associate Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. He is the Medical Director of the Home care Program of the Geriatrics Section of the Department of Medicine at the Boston Medical Center. He obtained his B.A. from Yale University in 1970 and M.D. from Tufts Medical School (Boston, MA) in 1974. Dr. Hardt’s activities in the area of non-English-speaking patients and medical interpretation are well known around the country. He has been the primer mover behind the production of videotape educational materials for medical interpreters and for health care workers working across language barriers (The Bilingual Medical Interview; The Bilingual Medical Interview II: The Geriatric Patient; "Put Your Feet in Water" Haitians, Health Care and AIDS). Dr. Hardt has authored and co-authored book chapters and articles on medical interpretation, the bilingual medical interview, cultural factors in the medical interview, and related areas. He has published on issues of exclusion of non-English-speakers from medical research, on issues involving costs and outcomes related to the use of medical interpreters in the ED, and on inadequate medical interpretation as a cause of medical errors. Dr. Hardt is a founding member of the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association. Most recently, he has been serving on the Board of the National Board for Certification of Medical Interpreters.
IMIA is currently looking for a Provider Division Vice Chairperson
For more information please email email@example.com
.Serving in a chapter, committee or division leadership role provides enormous opportunities
, both professionally and personally. IMIA Chairs frequently find themselves becoming more successful in their own careers as they develop additional skills, make useful business connections, and share ideas with other division members. The IMIA Administration provides support and mentoring for their success. Preference shall be given to candidates with previous involvement in the activities of the organization.
To Apply for an IMIA Vice Chairperson Position, See the Requirements (same as for IMIA Representation):
Vice Chairperson Responsibilities:
- To assist and work closely with the Chairperson in all their responsibilities as requested
- To assume the duties of the Chairperson when the chairperson is not present or available
- To apply for the chairperson position when the chairperson ends their term
If you have any questions about applying please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about the work of the committee or division, please email ProviderDivision@imiaweb.org.
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