Company Profile

Polyglot Systems Inc
Profile last edited on: 6/28/17      CAGE: 4BH23      UEI:

Business Identifier: Software-based communication solutions to improve healthcare for those unable to communicate in English
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Inactive (Acquired)
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Location Information

2000 Aerial Center Parkway Suite 101
Morrisville, NC 27560
   (919) 653-4380
Location: Single
Congr. District: 04
County: Wake

Public Profile

Founded by an immigrant to the US who arrived as a child with limited English, Polyglot Systems Inc was founded to develop technology solutions to improve communication, resulting in better health care treatment for the 26 million US residents unable to communicate effectively in English. The firm develops products support clinical encounters, patient education and instruction, administrative processes, and the management and dissemination of multi-language documents. The firm’s goal is to help clients eliminate disparity of care while reducing the financial impact associated with serving this population by delivering solutions that eliminate communication barriers at every stage of the medical encounter – improving the experience of both the patient and health care provider.This mission foundation of is guided by two principles: First, to develop a collaborative environment with leaders in medicine, interpretations services and minority group advocates to understand, share, educate, and promote quality service to the limited English-proficient patient population. The second is to build affordabable solutions enabling equal access to effective, dignified, culturally sensitive health care to all patients regardless of race, religion, or national origin. In March 2016 the firm was acquired by First Databank (FDB) part of the Hearst Health network: a provider of drug and medical device knowledge helping healthcare professionals make precise decis

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2011 2 NIH $1,148,603
Project Title: Tdars: Translated Document Assembly and Retrieval System
2009 1 NIH $100,000
Project Title: Amleta: Automated Multi-Language Emergency Triage Assister
2008 2 NIH $864,536
Project Title: ProLingua RX: Language communication tool for pharmacist

Key People / Management

  Chung-Suk (Charles) Lee -- President; Founder

  Dan Fritsch -- Chief Technology Officer

  Lori Mclean -- Chief Operating Officer

  RJ Sims Preston -- Chief Executive Officer

  Cynthia Roat

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