Health Services Explore New Technology to Overcome Language Barriers in Indigenous Healthcare

Digital Producer, ABC Regional

DECEMBER 15, 2015 – With a life expectancy gap of about 10 years and poor health outcomes, some health services are looking towards new forms of technology to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health services in Australia. The Central Australian Health Service is planning to develop an app to address language barriers in its health services, according to spokeswoman Gail Liston.

“We are developing an app that people can download onto their smartphone or tablet and access information about services,” Ms Liston said. The exact content of the app is not known at this stage, but Ms Liston said the service was “looking at innovative ways to approach healthcare”.

Ms. Liston said the service aimed to begin trialling the app in the new year…

Read Full Article: ABC News,. “Overcoming Language Barriers In Indigenous Health With New Technologies“. N. p., 2015. Web. 18 Dec. 2015.

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