This past year has put a lot of pressure on everyone, but most of all healthcare providers and staff. And the challenge of language barriers has been made more clear than ever. So as summer arrives, I wanted to take the time to look back and reflect on the first half of 2021.
Since the start of Care to Translate, our goal has been to fight language barriers and contribute to a more equal health care. The past year has shown that now, more than ever, healthcare providers are in need of, and demand, innovative ways to communicate and reach all of their patients. No matter what language they speak.
With vaccinations moving forward, most of us hope that we will soon be able to go back to normal. But I hope it will be a “new” normal. Where we can use our experiences and continue to work on issues that have been made visible during this pandemic:
I hope that we will continue to see the value in offering everyone the information and communication tools they need to access healthcare. This benefits not only individuals, but also healthcare providers who can work on shortening waiting times, reducing readmissions and raising the quality of care.
I hope that we will continue to focus on finding ways for healthcare providers to give the best care by, among other things, providing them with quality translation tools. I think we all agree that decreasing stress among healthcare staff, increasing patient satisfaction and increasing efficiency is something we all want to strive for.
I hope that we will continue to see language as an amazing educational source where we can learn more about each other’s culture, share knowledge and continue to grow, as a society and as individuals.
I am happy and proud to see how the solutions we offer make a difference in health care and how Care to Translate continues to grow each year. And 2021 is no exception. So allow me to share 3 amazing milestones from the past six months:
Thanks a million, or four…
A little while ago we hit 4 million translations made in our app. An amazing number! And it shows that medical translations in health care are welcomed, needed and used. When there is access to them.
Welcome all new and old users
We are thankful for each and every one who is using our app. And we can now proudly say that 320 000 people in more than 200 countries have downloaded Care to Translate.
Hello po, مرحبا, and zdravo
Thanks to feedback from our users, customers, and the continuous work making our app accessible to as many people as possible, we now offer medical translations in 39 languages.
I also want to take the time to thank all of you who have implemented Care to Translate Clinic this year. During one onboarding session we introduced our app to 30 different clinics in the same hour. If that doesn’t show the possibilities of digital solutions and the will to provide equal health care, I don’t know what does!
We all here at Care to Translate hope for an autumn where we will continue to tear down language barriers. But for now, we wish you a wonderful summer!
CEO of Care to Translate