Walmart stated this week that beginning in early 2022. It will use Epic’s electronic health record in its health clinics in Florida. As the Epic platform is scaled out, it will eventually cover all of health and wellness lines of business. Walmart has been gradually opening health clinics that include primary and urgent care, laboratory, x-ray and diagnostics, counseling, dentistry, optical, and hearing services, among other things. The majority of the clinics are currently operational in Georgia, with one in Oklahoma and two in Illinois.
The cost of an annual adult checkup varies by geography, with one in Chicago costing twice as much as one in Dalton, Georgia. “The Epic system complements our omnichannel health care offerings – letting customers and healthcare professionals access care and health records to lead to more personalized care,” said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president at Walmart Health and Wellness, in a statement.
Walmart said it would utilize Epic’s EHR to keep engaged with patients, healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and other stakeholders as it continues to open locations. The portal also intends to improve communication, personalization, and information exchange among healthcare professionals and patients who utilize it. The announcement follows Epic’s revelation earlier this week that its vaccine credentialing technology had been made available to 25 million patients.