Stoneking et al., 2016:
"Does Spanish instruction for emergency medicine resident physicians improve patient satisfaction in the emergency department and adherence to medical recommendations?"
Canopy is proud to be featured in a major study published in Advances in Medical Education and Practice.
Preliminary data suggest that incorporation of a longitudinal Spanish language and cultural competency curriculum for Emergency Medicine (EM) residents has a beneficial impact on patient satisfaction and adherence to medical recommendations for Spanish-speaking patients who are limited English proficient. Canopy Learn — Canopy’s NIH-funded online medical Spanish course — was one of the components of this curriculum that has demonstrated improvement in patient experience and medical adherence.
The University of Arizona is a Canopy partner, offering institutional access to Canopy Learn across its entire campus. This study was a collaborative effort across disciplines and institutions: the team of researchers hailed from the Departments of EM, Surgery, Family and Community Medicine, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona in Tucson, in addition to the Dept. of EM at Sinai Health System in Chicago, IL, Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and Regions Hospital, in St Paul, MN.