The importance of professional translations in the healthcare sector

The professional translation of medical documents is crucial, as these documents may decide about the health and well-being of patients. An incorrect translation in this sector may have serious consequences, ranging from wrong diagnoses and treatments to life-threatening situations.

To avoid mistakes, medical translations require a thorough knowledge of medical terminology, cultural and linguistic conventions, and regulatory requirements. Due to these challenges, the translation of medical documents should only be carried out by professional translators who are thoroughly familiar with the source and target languages and can reliably avoid translation mistakes.

Due to the importance of medical documents like medical records, translations should be carried out by professional translation agencies. Translation agencies have a network of qualified specialist translators who have a profound knowledge of medical terminology and in-depth language skills with medical knowledge. Professional translators understand the technical language and can translate it without errors. Furthermore, a professional translation agency ensures that all necessary security measures are met and that the documents are treated with confidentiality.

VocaZone works with qualified translators who understand medical terminology. We can provide you with a professional translation of your medical documents that meets the requirements of both patients and medical professionals.


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VocaZone has already translated numerous documents from the healthcare sector.

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Special characteristics of translations in the healthcare sector

Translating medical documents is among the most difficult tasks for translators, as they contain texts with particular terminology. The challenges of translating medical documents are numerous.

One of the biggest challenges in the translation of medical documents is the complex medical terminology. Commonly, medical terms consist of several words that may not exist in other languages. Therefore, translating texts from the healthcare sector requires not only a profound knowledge of the source and target languages but also a comprehensive knowledge of medical terminology as well as medical background expertise.

In addition, the numerous abbreviations that exist in medical terminology create a challenge for translators. The abbreviations may vary from country to country and from institution to institution. It is therefore crucial that the translator has a comprehensive understanding of medical terminology and considers the context in which the abbreviations are used.

Another challenge in translating medical documents is to comply with cultural and linguistic conventions. In some countries and cultures, certain medical treatments and practices are named or performed differently. The translator must therefore be able to take these cultural differences into account and ensure that the translated texts are culturally appropriate but clear and easy to understand.

Furthermore, compliance with regulatory requirements is a challenge for medical translations. Medical translations must comply with country-specific guidelines and regulations. The translator must therefore be able to understand the specific requirements and guidelines and ensure that the translated texts comply with these.

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Your advantages with VocaZone



VocaZone works to the highest quality standards in accordance with ISO standard 17100 and with native-speaker translators. We always adhere to the highest quality standards and work according to the 4-eyes principle at all stages.


Customer focus

We offer our customers fast and reliable service because your satisfaction is our top priority. You will receive a quote from us within 24 hours with the guaranteed best offer for your language project. Your personal contact person supports you through each project.


Value for money

Through our efficient translation processes, we offer affordable prices combined with high translation quality and optimised deadlines.


Swiss service provider

VocaZone is an original Swiss translation agency. Among other things, we specialise in the distinctive features of the Swiss national languages and dialects. We work with Swiss translators, among others, who know the different dialects, Helvetisms and differences in vocabulary and grammar.

Frequently asked questions about translations in the healthcare sector

What costs should I expect for a translation in the healthcare sector from VocaZone?

Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in a general way, as the price calculation depends on various individual factors. However, the price is calculated from the following factors: the number of words, language combination and deadline.

How is a translation’s deadline calculated?

Similar to the price calculation, several factors are included when determining the deadline. For this, we check the number of words and language combination as well as the translation service. Please feel free to ask us for a quote, in which we guarantee to inform you of the deadline.

In which format should the documents be sent to VocaZone?

There are various ways in which you can hand over the documents to us for translation. The easiest way is to send the texts in a Word or Excel file to us via email, to If you have questions about this, please contact our customer support.

Is a terminology list needed for translations in the healthcare sector?

You are welcome to send us a terminology list if you have one. This is helpful because we can use the terminology list to adhere to your communication style. We can also save the terminology list for future translation jobs.

What are the steps for a translation in the healthcare sector?

Step 1: You send us your documents by email or using the contact form. At this point, you can notify us about any specific wishes or information that we should take into account for the translation. For example, you can inform us about a particular tone or terminology that should be taken into account.

Step 2: In this step, we check your texts to find the right translator for your translation. We select the appropriate expert based on their native language and expertise. These native-speaker translators have a strong connection with the target language and cultural context and can therefore successfully address your target audience. Thanks to our large network of over 250 translators, we can find the right language expert for your project.

Step 3: In this step, we will send you a suitable quote for the translation. With this quote, you will receive information about the price and deadline for the translation.

Step 4: Once we receive brief written confirmation, we begin with the translation. We ensure that your requirements are met and that previously expressed wishes are considered.

Step 5: Since we work according to the 4-eyes principle, a suitable proofreader checks the finished texts after translation. As soon as the review is finished, we will send you the completed job by email. If you would like us to make further adjustments, we will be happy to do so.


Choose VocaZone for a high-quality translation of your documents. VocaZone is a reliable partner for healthcare institutions.

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