Webinar by CCHI & UW Health on National Interpreter Certification, Patient Care, and Risk Management

Provider-focused webinar on equal access to care, national healthcare interpreter certification, patient experience, and risk management to take place on January 28, 2016 at 2 pm EST.
CCHI offers national certification for interpreters of any language
CCHI offers national certification for interpreters of any language
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WASHINGTON - Jan. 25, 2016 - PRLog -- The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI), the voice for national healthcare interpreting standards and certification, is offering a new webinar for healthcare providers nationwide.  Managing Director, Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™, will be presenting with UW Health’s Director of Interpretation Services and Community Partnerships Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, M.A., CHI™-Spanish.  The webinar, titled Healthcare Interpreter Certification:  How It Affects Quality of Care and Risk Management, will be LIVE on January 28, 2016 at 2 pm EST, and is open to all healthcare providers.

“This is an important informational webinar for the health and health care industry,” says Mytareva.  “If you are a provider who employs healthcare interpreters or bilingual staff, independent contractors, or language service vendors to help communicate with a patient demographic that does not primarily speak English, you will want to attend our session.”

During the webinar with UW Health, attendees will learn:

·         How hospitals across the nation are strategically creating and managing language assistance programs with certified healthcare interpreters;

·         How UW Health Hospitals and Clinics in Wisconsin successfully certified their healthcare interpreters and the benefits they achieved;

·         What rules and regulations relate to the mandate for qualified healthcare interpreters in health care settings;

·         How certification impacts patient experience and how you can ensure interpreters you work with are competent.

Healthcare providers can register online now by visiting the landing page at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3591450650221668866

For more information on CCHI or their dedication to national certification of healthcare interpreters, visit www.cchicertification.org or contact Natalya Mytareva at managing.director@cchicertification.org.

About Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, M.A., CHI™-Spanish

Shiva is a nationally renowned expert in the field of medical interpreting and published author. She was a founding Commissioner of CCHI and a Co-Chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care. Shiva is the vice-chair of the Dane County Latino Health Council and an Executive Committee member of the Latino Support Network. She is the 2005 recipient of the Madison YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her work in fighting inequality and eliminating racism. She obtained her B.A. from the School of Interpreters, University of Hainaut, in Mons, Belgium, and her M.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

About Natalya Mytareva M.A., CoreCHI™

Natalya is one of CCHI's founding Commissioners and is actively involved in issues of equal access to health care.  She is author and instructor of various courses for interpreters of languages of lesser diffusion. Natalya has delivered educational presentations for healthcare and social service providers across the country on cultural competence, working with interpreters and serving newly resettled refugee populations.

About CCHI

Founded in 2009, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) is a 501(c)(6) organization recognized as the national certification source for healthcare interpreters. We unite representatives from national and regional non-profit interpreting associations, language companies, community-based organizations, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and other advocates for individuals who do not speak or understand the English language, to create effective communication between healthcare providers, insurers and their patients to promote fair and equal access to high-quality healthcare, no matter the patient’s language.

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