AATIA founder Esther Diaz featured in interpreting podcast

Esther Diaz and Manuel Higginbotham

Esther Diaz,  an AATIA co-founder and certified healthcare interpreter, was interviewed in a recent “Business of Healthcare” podcast on the role of interpreters in the healthcare industry. Also featured was Manuel Higginbotham, language-access manager for the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and president of the Texas Association of Healthcare Interpreters and Translators (TAHIT). They discussed training and certification, legal requirements, staffing issues and other complexities related to providing interpretation and translation services for patients who need access to healthcare services. Both stressed the importance of using trained and certified interpreters in order to ensure accurate communication between patients and medical professionals.

Listen to the podcast here.