Spend Less Time Waiting – How Vending Machines Are Improving Patient Experience
As if waiting for the day of your appointment with your doctor wasn’t enough that you now will have to wait for a couple of hours at the hospital before you get your turn. It truly can be stressful and tiring, especially for the elderly and those who have different health problems.
The long wait can make you irritable and anxious. Moreover, if your tummy needs to be fed, it can be tough to leave the clinic or hospital to satiate it. This can make the waiting time worse. However, like every other thing, there is a solution to this too. Vending machines.
Vending machines in hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities can improve patient experience as they may be able to get a light snack or a drink while waiting, which may in turn make them less grumpy, or not grumpy at all.
This has some amazing benefits for parents of children. Young kids feel hungry often and can easily go cranky, teary, and even throw tantrums (which is naturally very embarrassing for parents at times). Installing a healthy snack vending machine can be a great way to make waiting more bearable, for everyone, young or old.
Whether you’re offering a snack vending machine in Florida hospital, clinic, or any other public place, it is essential to ensure that the machine is stocked with fresh, healthy and nutritious products. How can these vending machines improve patient experience?
- They’re accessible
It’s mostly hard to find even a snack, forget healthy snack, at a medical facility or public place. Placing a vending machine in the facility means you’re making healthy snacks more accessible for the patients and staff too.
- Promotes healthy eating
Today, a large number of Americans have various health issues including cardiovascular problems, obesity, skin problems, unstable blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Stocking the machine with healthier options like nuts, baked chips, fruits, salads, etc. will promote healthy and clean eating. A healthy vending machine offers nutritious variety of foods that is suitable and healthy for everyone; both young and old.
- Digital displays
With the onset of new technologies, digital display options, etc., customers (in this case patients or hospital staff) can check caloric and nutrition details of the product they choose on the screen. This helps customers become more aware of what they’re buying and how healthy it is for them.
- Cashless Vending
Today, the majority of people carry credit cards and smartphones. They are less likely to carry cash with them. Keeping up with the needs of the customer today, vending machines now offer online billing or payment through credit cards. This works to improve patient experience in the hospitals, especially if the patients at your hospital have to wait for long hours. They won’t be disappointed.
At SR Vending Solutions in Florida, we provide top class vending machines for hospitals, apartments, retail stores, offices, schools and other public places to improve the vending experience and make the things you need more accessible to you, every day.
We deliver and replenish the machines on time with fresh stock to make sure your crowd finds it convenient to buy from your vending machines. You and your customers will enjoy the vending experience as we top up the machines with foods that please you and your crowd!