Speaking the Language of Health Care

Translation apps and other technology seek to eliminate language barriers for patients uncomfortable with English.

LAKEWOOD, CO - DECEMBER 01:   Physician's assistant Erin Frazier checks a young boy at a community health center for low-income patients on December 1, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. The Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN), which has 11 health centers in the Denver area, has seen a 138 percent increase in patients during the last year of recession. Community health centers such as MCPN could play a major role nationally if health care reform is passed, with increased subsidies from the federal government as well as millions of newly-insured low-income citizens seeking care.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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