The award winning CALD Assist™ iPad app is now available for free download from the Apple App Store.
CALD Assist™ offers a simple and dynamic way for allied health clinicians to communicate with patients from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds when an interpreter is not available.
Featuring phrases commonly used during assessments translated and recorded in 10 common languages, CALD Assist™ facilitates assessments to support development of clinical recommendations.
CALD Assist™ was developed by Western Health in partnership with the CSIRO with support from the Victorian Government Technology Innovation Fund.
10 common languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Serbian, Spanish and Vietnamese
5 allied health disciplines: Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Speech Pathology
Over 100 phrases commonly used during allied health assessments translated and audio recorded
Images and video to enhance communication between clinicians and their patients
Answer options to enable patients to respond to simple questions during the assessment
Developed in collaboration with allied health clinicians and interpreters.
For more information regarding the development of the CALD Assist app, see our article (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26210415) from the 2015 Health Informatics Conference.
To access your FREE copy of CALD Assist, simply download directly from the Apple App Store onto your iPad device.
CALD Assist™ has now been expanded, with funding from Better Care Victoria, for use by nursing staff. The expanded app is expected to be launched in November 2017 following evaluation.
For further information please contact CALDAssist@wh.org.au.