The U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walmart are collaborating to provide telehealth services to consumers. The efforts will specifically target underserved veterans, aiming to improve their access to care by means of telecommunications technology.
Through the partnership, telehealth services will initially be piloted at specific Walmart locations, which will be announced in the future. The collaboration will allow the VA—which experienced 900,000 telehealth visits in 2017—to expand its ability to provide such technological services, as well as allow Walmart to expand its footprint in the health and wellness market.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal cabinet-level agency that provides near-comprehensive health care services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country. Walmart Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better—anytime and anywhere—in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices.
This was reported by Becker’s Hospital Review on December 14, 2018.
Contact Information: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, Northwest Washington DC 20420; (844) 698-2311; Website: www.va.gov
Contact Information: Walmart Inc., 702 Southwest 8th Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72716; (479) 273-4000; Website: www.stock.walmart.com