Walmart Health has entered into an agreement to acquire MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth partner, according to a Thursday (May 6) press release.
The release said the acquisition works toward Walmart’s goal of “integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes.”
“Telehealth offers a great opportunity to expand access and reach consumers where they are and complements our brick-and-mortar Walmart Health locations. Today people expect omnichannel access to care, and adding telehealth to our Walmart Health care strategies allows us to provide in-person and digital care across our multiple assets and solutions,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Health and Wellness in the release. “Our Health & Wellness mission is to focus on the consumer’s seamless experience and improved health. We are excited to welcome MeMD employees to the Walmart family, and we are looking forward to together, accelerating health care access across the country.”