Cross-cultural telemedicine

Here’s an example of how teleconferencing can overcome language and cultural barriers during regular checkups, diagnosis and more. The Missouri Telehealth Network, which connects rural hospitals and clinics, is using a pool of simultaneous interpreters who are skilled in medical terminology and cultural nuances to consult via online video.  Very important in the US, where any area, from urban to the most rural, can have residents speaking a dozen languages and multiple dialects.   Interpreters step up for better health