We’ve written before about how telemedicine helps medical practices save money by improving efficiency, and reducing no-shows and last minute cancellations. What we haven’t done (until now) is talk about how you spend all of that extra dough. Here are some cool ideas for using the money you save by offering a telehealth alternative to in-person visits.
TreckDesk Treadmill Desk – $499 (Treadmill not included)
According to the American Diabetes Association, walking 10,000 steps per day can reduce Type II Diabetes by 50%. Give your team the option to get in some of those steps and work at the same time.
Logitec Multi Device Keyboard – $36.88
Finally—a desk keyboard for your computer that also works with your tablet and smartphone. This unique keyboard with integrated smartphone/tablet cradle makes it a breeze to switch between typing on three different Bluetooth devices.
Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker – $26.50
Fast and convenient, the AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker claims to make one of the best cups of coffee you’ll ever taste. It uses the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure brewing to produce coffee and espresso that has rich flavor with lower acidity and without bitterness.
USB Brain Massager – $54.98
We have no idea if there is any therapeutic or medical value to this gadget that claims to, “Gently yet effectively relieve tension in your head by stimulating the thousands of nerve endings located on your scalp,” but why not take a few dollars of your telemedicine savings to find out?
Gravity Balance Chair – $2,595
Let’s bring the power nap back with this awesome gravity defying gismo. Fully reclined, the Gravity elevates your legs above your heart, and rocks gently to the rhythm of your breathing, so you experience a liberating sense of weightlessness. Spine and neck are fully supported while your body enjoys total relaxation.
Webble Ergonomic Footrest – $149.95
The Webble provides a 360° range of free motion that enables you to move in four distinct ways. Combined together, this light ergonomic activity can improve flexibility, blood circulation, and posture while reducing muscle fatigue and pressure on your joints.
Contemporary Waiting Area Furniture – Request a Quote
Not every patient encounter is appropriate for telemedicine. Luckily, there are a lot of very modern and cool waiting area furniture options on the market to make your patients comfortable when they do have to come in. We like this one from Strong Project.
Horizon Falls Lightweight Large Fountain – $1,595.00
This fountain combines genuine multi-color Indian Rajah Slate with water flowing past polished river rock, creating a soothing sound and focal point for any room. LED lights allow you to create effects such as gradual transition dim, brighten, and more all with remote control keypad.
Fluval EDGE Aquarium & Accessories – Starts at $124.99
An aquarium at the office is not only decorative in nature, but is known to feature therapeutic effects too. An installed aquarium at the office actually has proven soothing impact on people.
Ion iCade Core Arcade Game Controller for iPad and iPad2 – $49.99
Everyone needs a break once in a while. Have some fun by bringing a classic arcade experience to your iPad!
Cumulus II Skypanels; Fluorescent Light Diffuser – $35.95
Cumulus II Skypanels bring a dream-like nature of the sky to your office. They are made with 100% long lasting acrylic resin. These panels fit the standard light fixture fitting of 2 feet by 4 feet, and measure 23.75″ x 47.75″ inches in size.
Big Mouth Toys Prescription Coffee Mug – $9.99
This will surely get a chuckle and won’t eat too much into your telemedicine savings.
KiDiGi Universal Charging Station for Smartphones & Tablets – $99.00
Nothing’s more useless than a smartphone or tablet without a charge. Keep everyone empowered with this universal charging station.
Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid – $148.87
Come on. You know you wanna’.
Mrs. Fields Treat of the Month Club – $49.99 – $164.99
The only thing better than a fresh delivery of Mrs. Fields treats is another delivery of Mrs. Fields treats! They’ll send a fresh assortment of seasonal sweets each month and you’ll be the hero of the office.
These are a few of our favorite ideas for spending the money you save by offering telemedicine as an option to replace in-person follow-up visits, chronic care and medication management. We’ll bet your staff has a few ideas of their own.