May 3, 2007
Children’s Medical Center Dallas Goes Live With MARTTI(TM) Video Interpretation Service
Language Access Network, Inc. (OTC:LANW), the leader in video interpretation services, announced today that Children's Medical Center Dallas, has installed and begun usage of the Company's MARTTI™ units. The Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation. Last year the medical center assisted more than 340,000 patients, and had 110,000 patient encounters for interpretation.
Under the agreement, Language Access Network will provide video interpretation service in 150 languages, including American Sign Language (ASL) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The service, known as MARTTI™ (My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter), will be available to Children's Medical Center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and will be billed on a per minute usage fee.
Language Access Network estimates that each patient encounter in a hospital environment lasts between 7-12 minutes of time on the MARTTI™ unit, with a cost range of $1.75- $2.95 per minute.
About Children's Medical Center
Children's Medical Center Dallas is private, not-for-profit, and is one of the largest pediatric healthcare providers in the nation. As the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis. In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the medical staff at Children's conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies, and greater understanding of pediatric diseases. Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. The Joint Commission awarded Children's an "outstanding" ranking, and both U.S.News & World Report and Child magazine have named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers. In 2006, the Dallas Business Journal recognized Children's as a "Best Place to Work." Children's makes life better for the patients it sees during more than 340,000 visits each year.
About Language Access Network, Inc.
Language Access Network, Inc. (OTC:LANW), based in Nevada, is a pioneer and the leader in video language interpretation services with operations in Columbus, Ohio. A publicly traded company, Language Access Network provides pharmacies and medical facilities with professionally trained interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week through our centralized video language center, interpreting more than 150 different languages including American Sign Language (ASL) via real-time, interactive video technology.
More information is available at www.languageaccessnetwork.com
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