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Translation app to help migrant patients

Victoria's health minister Jill Hennessy Source: AAP

For patients whose English is not their first language, communicating with clinicians can be a major challenge.But the CSIRO* has helped develop an app that offers hope that waiting times can be reduced for patients when they may only need to ask a simple question.Philip Ly reports.

Technology is being used to help health professionals in Victoria better communicate with, and care for, their patients who would otherwise need an interpreter on hand.

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