Community pharmacies to use translation software for medication usage

Community pharmacies will be able to help patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) understand medication directions and usage with QS/1 and RxTran’s prescription translation software.

Community pharmacies will be able to help patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) understand medication directions and usage with QS/1 and RxTran’s prescription translation software.

QS/1, a healthcare automation solutions provider, has partnered with RxTran, a provider of language services to pharmacies, to offer its customers written prescription translations for patients whose native language is one of the following: Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Greek, Haitain Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese.

“QS/1 is committed to providing its pharmacy customers with the tools they need to offer the best patient care possible,” said Michael Ziegler, QS/1’s senior manager for marketing and analyst.

The LEP population has grown by 80% from 1990 to 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To help reach this increasing market, the translation Software as a Service application will help pharmacies improve patient safety and provide better patient care to these individuals, noted RxTran CEO Brian Kratt, in a press statement.