- Walmart is testing healthcare programs paired with technology to provide better care for employees and reduce costs. One program dubbed “Featured Providers” uses data analysis to curate high rated health care providers across eight main specialties. In another pilot, a “Personal Healthcare Assistant” would be available to help employees on billing, appointments, finding providers, understanding diagnoses, and resolving other questions.
- According to a report from Reis, mall vacancies have reached an eight-year high. This year retailers have closed over 7,000 stores and the average mall vacancy is at 9.4% with rent up an average of 0.6% year to date.
Source: Walmart to test tech-infused health-care programs for employees | Chain Store Age
Source: Mall vacancy rate at 8-year high | Retail Dive