Expert Series: The Language of Health Equity: Expanding Providers’ Access and Delivery of Care Through Virtual Medical Interpretation

February 15, 2022

By Andy Panos, President of Digital Health U.S., Martti by UpHealth

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a spotlight on health disparities and unequal access to care, innovative solutions have emerged that are paving the way to better healthcare for everyone.

For decades, language access has been one of healthcare’s biggest challenges in the U.S. It is estimated that more than 25 million people living in the U.S. are considered limited-English-proficient (LEP) and may face significant language barriers when being treated by medical professionals.

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