MedSpeak Cantonese – Communicating with Non-English Speaking Patients

Posted on May 3, 2009 in News | 0 comments

Communication in medicine is critically important.  But when patients don’t speak English as a first language, their quality of care and confidence in the care they are receiving can be diminished considerably.

MedSpeak is an iPhone medical application (App) that provides written text and audio recordings of common questions and commands to help communicate with patients who do not speak English as a first language.

The ECG Guide for iPhone

>Available in Cantonese, with Mandarin & Punjabi coming soon

>Get answers to critical clinical questions

>Build patient rapport

>Perform an efficient and focussed history and physical

>Over 3300 unique phrases

>A critical companion for practicing physicians, medical trainees, nurses and paramedics.

Available for the iPhone & iPod Touch through iTunesicon or via the App Store (search for ‘QxMD’).

Developed in collaboration with Better Medicine Inc.