Multinational retail corporation Walmart announces that it plans to offer artificial intelligence-powered predictive clinical recommendations to its employees.
Walmart has collaborated with machine learning-enabled healthcare service providing company Health at Scale Technologies to develop and offer the recommendation service to workers.
Walmart employees and their families who are enrolled in the company’s health plan and work in places where Health at Scale is available will benefit from the new software, which will provide personalized clinician recommendations.
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However, the companies did not provide any information regarding where the service will be available. The newly developed technology would considerably help provide better perks to employees and their families.
Vice President of Walmart US benefits division, Lisa Woods, said, “Customizing services and treatments to individual needs is the next frontier in healthcare and is a major part of Walmart’s commitment to helping associates and their family members find great doctors who consistently deliver the best value and quality care in their community.”
She further added that they are pleased to partner with Health at Scale and are looking forward to seeing how this new benefit will affect associates’ healthcare experiences and outcomes. According to the companies, the idea is to make it easier for plan members to locate doctors who are most suited to their health requirements and history of care.
United States-based technology company Health at Scale was founded by a group of leading machine learning and clinical faculty, David Guttag, John Guttag, Mohammed Saeed, and Zeeshan Syed, in 2015. To date, the company has raised $16 million in its series A funding round from investors like Optum.
Health at Scale specializes in developing solutions for optimizing care delivery for individuals by empowering at-risk payers, employers, and providers using modern technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning.
CEO of Health at Scale, Zeeshan Syed, said, “Finding the right provider is one of the most important health decisions a patient makes. It is also one of the hardest. What we really need to optimize is the patient-provider match.”