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Modality Releases French and Spanish Medical Translation Guides on the Apple App Store

1/30/2009 by Press Room, Modality

Pocket Medical Series Offers Audio, Images, and Text on iPhone and iPod touch to Facilitate Communication with Non-English Speaking Patients in Clinical Settings

Durham, N.C.,--January 30, 2009--Modality, Inc. today announced Pocket Medical Spanish with Audio and Pocket Medical French with Audio applications for iPhone and iPod touch are now available on the Apple App Store. The apps are based on the successful printed Pocket Medical series, authored by Russell K. Dollinger, Ph.D. and published by Booksmythe.

“Clear communication is fundamental to providing appropriate care and the revolutionary iPhone gives us a unique opportunity to enhance patient treatment,” said Modality CEO and founder S. Mark Williams, Ph.D. “Our Pocket Medical with Audio series allows doctors, nurses, pharmacists, EMTs and other practitioners to quickly assess the patient’s condition and make the right decisions, without need for an interpreter or fluency in Spanish or French.”

Each Pocket Medical with Audio application by Modality combines text and audio pronunciations for more than 400 common terms and phrases. Content covers twelve sections, ranging from pain to chest problems to ob/gyn conditions.  Questions are phrased to allow patients to answer “Yes,” “No,” or “I don’t know,” so health care providers need only understand those three terms in French or Spanish. Graphic tools like clocks, calendars, facial expressions, numbers and colors may be used to delineate patient symptoms. A searchable glossary and index provide fast reference to specific terms and conditions.

The launch of these two apps bringing the total number of medical learning products from Modality for sale in the Apple App Store to twenty-three.

Pocket Medical Spanish and Pocket Medical French are available for $19.99 each from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at