Get Credentialed As A Qualified Bilingual Staff(QBS) Member
CanopyCredential™ is the first-ever bilingual proficiency assessment for healthcare professionals. It offers a breakthrough process to measure your bilingual proficiency and credential you as a qualified bilingual staff(QBS) member. It is designed to assist the healthcare systems in qualifying bilingual medical staff to be compliant with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act(ACA).
CanopyCredential stands alone as the only complete solution for bilingual proficiency credentialing.
Why Is Bilingual Credential Vital?
For Medical Students
✓ Increase the chance of residency match and hireability
✓ Effectively address health disparities through improved communication with LEP patients
✓ Shine on your clinical rotation when talking with LEP patients
✓ Improve the safety and quality of patient care
✓ Decrease patient readmission rates in the LEP population
✓ Increase overall patient satisfaction and HCAHPS scores
For Residents & Providers
✓ Enrich your professional bilingual credentials
✓ Increase the competitiveness of linguistic and culture
✓ Less stress and burnout when talking with LEP patients
✓ Enhance communication accuracy & confidence
What is CanopyCredential Assessment?
Measure appropriate language skills for providers (not interpreters)
Bilingual providers need specialized skills to effectively communicate with patients, including listening comprehension, oral communication, dialogue and interaction skills, reading comprehension with the ability to communicate the information orally. The current standard of using the national interpretation or translation exams does not adequately assess these necessary skills. CanopyCredentia is the only credentialing test specifically designed for medical providers.
Ensure socio-cultural appropriate communication skills
Along with effective language skills, having skills in socio-cultural appropriate communication is important when it comes to working with non-English speaking patients. Understanding social norms, habits, and biases helps provide the framework for addressing barriers that are unique to that population. CanopyCredential is the only test that measures socio-cultural competence.
Certify both medical English and medical Spanish at once
CanopyCredential articulates a breakthrough process to test your medical English and medical Spanish. Through a linguist-designed Self Assessment Questionnaire(SAQ), every test-taker can be evaluated if one is ready to take the proficiency assessments and which assessment(s) one should take. For native English speakers, the SAQ can help a user self-attest the medical English proficiency and still fulfilled the requirement of the ACA Section 1557.
Task-based video-centric online interactive test
Host on our innovative CanopyCredential online testing system, each online assessment includes a series of tasks mimicking the real clinical encounters with recorded videos. Unlike the regular phone-based test, test-takers watch a video of the patient encounter before answering questions of listening and speaking.
Gain valuable credentials with detailed analysis of your proficiency
Our experienced raters will grade your test result within a few business days after you submit your test. Your scores will be mapped to CanopyScale that can be easily aligned with other globally recognized scales (CEFR, ILR, ACFL). Each score will be explained with a detailed analysis. You and your employer can optimize the deployment of the scorecard with the Canopy Toolkit For Bilingual Healthcare Communication.
- CanopyCredential Assessment
- Standard Rate: $250
- 7-Day Refund
- Credential ScoreCard
- CanopyLearn Medical Spanish is a self-paced eLearning course. Completing the all-3-level medical Spanish courses on CanopyLearn does not guarantee you to achieve a certain level of scores on the CanopyCredential bilingual assessment.
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