The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released a Spanish-language update to QuestionBuilder, an app intended to help patients prepare for their in-person or telehealth appointments. QuestionBuilder en español, released in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month and Health Literacy Month, is intended to improve health care access and equity for Latinos.
“Making health care easily accessible is critical to boosting health outcomes and getting more people covered,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. “The QuestionBuilder App in Spanish will be a gamechanger for many Latinos who struggle to communicate with their providers due to language barriers. The Biden-Harris Administration will continue to promote health equity and make health care accessible for all Americans.”
“Research clearly shows that when patients communicate effectively with their health care team, clinical care and outcomes improve,” said AHRQ Acting Director David Meyers, MD. “Given that most U.S. medical visits average 20 minutes or less, the app helps patients maximize the value of the time they have with their health care providers.”
The QuestionBuilder in Spanish App, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is available at no charge for phone, tablet or laptop from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It allows users to input details of their upcoming appointments and compile a list of questions on their mobile device that they want to ask their doctor.
Access the QuestionBuilder FAQ for more details.