It’s hard to think of a time when accuracy matters more than when it comes to medical document translations. While medical corporations and researchers have been acting on a global scale for decades, it’s more popular than ever for individuals to travel abroad for medical procedures. In fact, 320,000 Americans travel out of the country for healthcare every year. Here are a few of the most common reasons someone may need medical document translations:
The Prescribing Information, or PI, is a highly regulated document that accompanies all pharmaceutical drugs. When a drug is approved for use in a new country, it’s not just the marketing materials and packaging that need translation. The PI, which contains the indication, dosage and administration instructions, adverse events and contraindications of a particular drug must be expertly translated and kept in the same format.
When physicians take on new patients, it’s helpful to have their entire medical history. But, if a person has lived abroad or is coming to another country for a procedure, their medical records may not be in a language the attending physician has familiarity with. In the case of medical records, extreme accuracy is required. That’s why our translators are not only native speakers, they’re also subject matter experts (SME). When a native-speaking SME is working on your records, you can be confident in their accuracy.
Whether they’re patient records, compliance forms or data from the trial, patients and researchers all over the world need to correctly interpret the information pertaining to the clinical trial. This is especially true in trials focused on rarer diseases where the subject pool cannot be found in one country. Certified translations completed by professionals are the only way to ensure the accurate transfer of information.
To sell your company’s medical device in another country, its packaging and instructions will need to be translated. In addition to getting the technical specifics correct, you’ll also need to work with a medical document translation agency that knows the ins and outs of that particular country’s regulatory process.
For Medical Document Translation, Hire ABS
Whether you need expertly translated medical documents for your medical practice, your pharmaceutical product or for international litigation, ABS can help. Give us a call at 215-233-3000 or email us to get started on your project today.