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Canopy Medical Translation App

App for use with patients with limited-English proficiency

What is Canopy Speak?


"Canopy Speak was designed to overcome logistical difficulties inherent in accessing current language assistance tools. Accessible on smartphones and tablets, Speak enables clinicians to interact with language-minority patients using pre-translated phrases and questions for common, straightforward, routine communication. Additionally, a one-touch interpreter button connects the provider directly to the facility’s over-the-phone interpreter (OPI) line."

From the Canopy Innovations site.

Canopy Speak is a free medical translator app developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and intended to reduce health disparities by improving the accuracy of medical communication with patients with low-English proficiency. 

It will speak aloud pre-translated phrases and questions for common, straightforward, routine medical communication in fifteen languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Cantonese & Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Haitian Creole, etc. for both general medicine and a wide variety of healthcare specialties, including Dentistry, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Dermatology, etc. 


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