VOYCE, Inc. has announced that it will donate up to 100,000 minutes of its language translation services — worth approximately USD 100,000 — to help hospitals and health care providers treat non-English-speaking COVID-19 patients more effectively, the company said.
The donation will allow patients, physicians, and health care providers access and use of the VOYCE app, which features HIPAA-compliant on-demand translation services. The VOYCE app is currently being used by health care providers across the US, including Walgreens Pharmacy, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, Christ Hospital, Bayonne Medical Center, and many others.
As health care systems across the country battle the COVID-19 pandemic, many providers are struggling to serve non-English-speaking patients, especially those who require the use of translation services, according to a recent ProPublica report.
VOYCE´s on-demand language translation services connect clients with interpreters remotely, eliminating the need for in-person translation during social distancing periods. VOYCE interpreters speak more than 220 languages and dialects including American Sign Language and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The app is available for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers.
Health care systems or providers seeking access to these VOYCE language translation services can email COVID19Response@voyceglobal.com.
VOYCE, Inc. is a technology company deeply committed to helping people in need facing language barriers, enabling them to easily and quickly communicate and get help. Our professional and qualified interpreters provide interpretation in 220+ languages and dialects, including American Sign Language.