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HealthTech and MedTech: What’s the Difference?

HealthTech and MedTech: What’s the Difference?

HealthTech and MedTech are often interchanged with some assuming that they mean the same thing. However, there are significant differences between the two that require exploration of these distinctions. As the name implies, they both use technology to improve access to and delivery of health services. What is HealthTech? HealthTech is what is also known as digital health, which uses technology to enhance the delivery of health services and...

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Interpreter vs Translator: What’s The Difference?

Interpreter vs Translator: What’s The Difference?

An Increasing Demand For Language Services Cultural diversity and globalization in the healthcare field have boosted the demand for language services, specifically interpretation and translation services. Interpreters and translators play a pivotal role in improving healthcare delivery and healthcare outcomes to ensure that patients of any background or native language can get the care they deserve. But when it comes to translating written and...

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Mobile Health (mHealth) Language Considerations

Mobile Health (mHealth) Language Considerations

The Rise of Digital Health Technology is one of the main drivers of the healthcare industry. It has brought several innovations to the industry, in an effort to push healthcare equity and to provide easy access to healthcare across all nationalities, languages, and social statuses. Mobile health (mHealth) is one of the best examples of how technology has transformed the healthcare industry, along with wearable devices and similar technologies....

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Addressing Diversity in Clinical Trials

Addressing Diversity in Clinical Trials

Medical and Clinical Research Creating a treatment plan for an individual varies according to different factors. These factors include a person's age, gender, height, ethnic background, existing health conditions, risk factors, and more. Human health is complex. It is not just about physical well-being but also the mental and social experiences that humans go through on a daily basis. For example, one's geographic location or gender identity...

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The Best Digital Health Innovations in the UK

The Best Digital Health Innovations in the UK

What Are Digital Health Solutions? According to the 2021 World Index of Health Innovation, the UK is ranked 10 worldwide in health innovation. While the UK has had its struggles for some time, it is home to one of the largest collections of scientists. In particular, the UK excelled in the Dimension of Science and Technology. It's no surprise since the UK is not only abundant with world-class scientists, but it is also home to top universities....

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Digital Therapeutics: Challenges and Opportunities

Digital Therapeutics: Challenges and Opportunities

What is Digital Therapeutics? The first mention of digital therapeutics is in a paper published in 2015 by Sepah et al. According to the paper, the term is defined as the “evidence-based behavioural treatment” delivered online to improve accessibility and boost the quality of health care given to patients. The Digital Therapeutics Alliance state there are various types of products or services in the field of digital therapeutics. These products...

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Language Barriers in Healthcare

Language Barriers in Healthcare

Sources of Language Barriers in Healthcare Globalisation creates opportunities and challenges in the world of healthcare. More people are moving to different parts of the world for work, education, and other reasons. Various ethnicities move to other parts of the world to seek out better opportunities and to build new communities. Therefore, it is not uncommon to encounter people from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds in your area, which...

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Selling to the German Market & Translations

Selling to the German Market & Translations

“Globalization” is probably the most used term of our century. This complex process of international integration involves the exchange of world views, traditions, cultures, ideas, languages and, above all, products. This is why globalization affects and is affected by international business. With this in mind, it’s even more important to consider each of these aspects when translating your website. Willy Brandt, the former German chancellor,...

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Telehealth Services and the rise of Digital Healthcare

Telehealth Services and the rise of Digital Healthcare

Telehealth Services and the rise of Digital Healthcare During the pandemic, physical restrictions prevented many patients from accessing basic healthcare services. The limitations and social distancing protocols placed major risks on the healthcare needs of patients who required constant medical attention. Due to the limitations, the concept of telehealth services gained popularity. Though it was not necessarily a product of the pandemic, many...

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Improving patient engagement through translation and localisation

Improving patient engagement through translation and localisation

Improving patient engagement through translation and localisation Patient engagement is a hot topic in the healthcare industry. Understanding this concept is a giant leap toward improving the quality of patient care and the way services are delivered in the industry. Healthcare businesses utilise more resources, time, and staff to attract new customers than to retain the existing ones. Better patient engagement is, therefore, the focus for many...

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