Walmart has formed a partnership with electronic health records company Epic Systems to support all of the retailer’s health and wellness lines of business.

The technology platform will offer patients a unified health record across care settings, geographies and multiple sources of health data, said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president, Walmart Health & Wellness.

Epic’s online portal allows patients to securely access their health information, communicate with their providers, schedule appointments and pay bills on their phone or computer.

“Our vision to provide best-in-class health care, anywhere, anytime includes a seamless experience for our customers, health care professional partners and associates,” Pegus said.

The new system will be rolled out in four new Walmart Health Centers set to open in Florida in early 2022.

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) launched its first freestanding health clinic outside Atlanta in 2019 and has continued to expand, with 13 clinics currently operating in Texas, Georgia and Arkansas.

In June, Walmart announced it had purchased MeMD, a telehealth provider that has partnerships with more than 30,000 corporate, institutional and health plan partners across the country that cover more than 5 million people.

A cardiologist and women’s health advocate, Pegus joined the company in late 2020 as executive vice president of Walmart’s health and wellness business, taking responsibility for the company’s digital health capabilities and the health centers as well as more than 4,700 Walmart pharmacies, 3,400 vision centers and Walmart Insurance Services, LLC.

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