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viaLanguage Makes Translation and Localization Strides in California Healthcare Market


Healthcare expertise and regulatory changes combine to create a strong presence and major client wins

Portland, Ore. – October 2, 2006 – viaLanguage, a leading provider of language translation and localization services, announces significant growth in the California Healthcare segment. Combining its expertise in Healthcare-specific language translation with a specialized focus on health plan providers and hospitals, the language services provider has expanded its presence in the California market and added a number of new customers.
“The operating environment for health plan providers and hospitals in California is unique when it comes to language challenges,” cited viaLanguage CEO Chanin Ballance. “The combination of regulatory oversight brought on by the upcoming Senate Bill 853 and the diverse immigrant population mandates language access compliance issues unlike those in any other state. Fortunately, our expertise in the healthcare industry and proprietary technology provides a unique solution to deal with the demand. As a result, we’ve significantly increased our presence to help meet that need, and built a client base that includes names such as Blue Cross of California, San Francisco Health Plan, LA Care, Kaiser Permanente, and California department of Health Services.”

California’s extremely diverse population forces health plan providers and hospitals to provide services and care that is not only language-specific, but culturally-specific as well. In response to increasing immigrant populations, Senate Bill 853 will make it mandatory for healthcare providers to meet guidelines for translating materials into multiple languages in order to more fully meet the needs of their patients and membership base. Not only does viaLanguage’s experience in the Healthcare sector help clients address these compliance issues, but its translation project managers take advantage of viaLanguage’s unique Online Language System and translation memory technology to facilitate healthcare-specific translations.

About viaLanguage
ViaLanguage ( is a leading provider of online language translation and localization services. Through the unique combination of its proprietary Online Language System (OLS), expert linguists and integration capabilities, viaLanguage offers organizations a comprehensive, affordable solution for meeting today’s rising multilingual communication needs. The services provided are designed to help clients quickly and easily develop the very best multilingual Web sites, marketing materials and other global communications. Since 2000, the company has earned a reputation among its regular clients for reliability, quality and professionalism. Clients include: BASF, Citibank, DaimlerChrysler, KMS, General Motors, many hospitals, school districts and state governments. Corporate headquarters are located at 2828 SW Corbett, Portland, OR 97201.


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