Certify Healthcare Providers as Qualified Bilingual Staff
CanopyCredential is a standardized exam to measure and certify bilingual medical language proficiency for healthcare providers. It is the only scenario-based medical proficiency assessment that was specifically designed to assist healthcare facilities in identifying qualified bilingual staff in compliance withSection 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
Improve the safety and quality of patient care for LEP patients
Demonstrate proficiency as a Qualified Bilingual Staff(QBS) member
Invest in your bilingual staff beyond the usage of interpreters
Research and development for various Canopy products has been supported in part by the awards from the National Institutes of Health listed here.
What is the CanopyCredential Assessment like?
It measures appropriate language skills for clinicians and staff(not interpreters): Bilingual clinicians and staff need specialized skills to effectively communicate with patients, including listening comprehension, oral communication, dialogue and interaction, and slight translation while treating patients directly in a language other than English. CanopyCredential is the only bilingual medical proficiency test specifically designed around patient-provider scenarios.
It integrates and evaluates socio-cultural communication skills: Along with effective language skills, it is important that communication with patients is socio-culturally appropriate. Understanding social norms, habits, and biases helps provide a framework for addressing barriers that are unique to that population. CanopyCredential is the only test that includes a measure of socio-cultural communicative competence.
It provides an interactive, scenario-based video experience: CanopyCredential is the only test of healthcare language proficiency that uses scenario-based assessment. This involves a series of tasks that mimic real clinical encounters, with multiple test questions that pertain to a single scenario with a single patient. Unlike existing phone-based tests, test-takers watch authentic videos of patient encounters that serve as the basis for listening comprehension questions and speaking prompts.
Why Is Bilingual Credential Vital?
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How Canopy is Eliminating the Language Barrier in Healthcare
Medical Spanish and Medical English Credential tests are rated in-house.
(turnaround time: 2-3 business days)