Walmart storefront Walmart’s virtual care integration will take a little longer to get off the ground as it awaits regulatory approval but is expected to close within the next few months.

Just months after Amazon announced the national expansion of its Amazon Care program (and a mere week after it announced its first corporate customer), Walmart has thrown its hat into the virtual health care ring. Last week, the retail giant announced its latest investment in the health care space with the acquisition of telehealth provider MeMD.

The move is part of the company’s mission to provide an “integrated, omnichannel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health equity and outcomes.”

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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