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Envision Virtual Health Services integrates diverse telemedicine technologies, empowering clinicians to deliver high quality care to patients outside of the traditional hospital setting. This includes patients in medically underserved locales and those who require access to specialty care across multiple disciplines.
Our total commitment to the facilities in which we practice includes a strong focus on overall quality and operational efficiency in each of our service lines, a focus that results in outstanding care outcomes and patient experience.
Transforming healthcare delivery through strategic alignment with our health system partners to increase access, improve efficiency, reduce costs and provide high-quality, patient-focused care through technology-enabled physician services.
Our board-certified clinical team is committed to providing value-based, patient-centric care. Each clinician completes extensive training to provide care through the screen, ensuring each patient experiences the compassionate care they deserve. By combining clinical and programmatic expertise with a personal touch, our virtual health services ensure improved patient retention, outcomes and satisfaction.
Our program also ensures patients can get quality care in a convenient setting. Virtual access to our nationwide network of specialty clinicians means patients can receive care closer to home.
Our suite of virtual health specialties provides facilities a competitive advantage and an enhanced complement of services. By offering both clinical and programmatic expertise, Envision Physician Services delivers innovative practice solutions, increasing operational efficiency and overall quality while reducing costs.
Envision Physician Services provides a comprehensive array of virtual health services, all of which are designed to improve the overall quality and efficiency of delivering patient-centric care.
Our specialty-specific services are designed to leverage video and audio technologies to enable real-time virtual interaction between clinicians, as well as conferencing directly to patients.
Our virtual health resources implement seamlessly into locales to deliver solutions aligned with the future of healthcare.
For us, virtual health has been a great way to continue to deliver high-quality care while keeping our staff healthy. I know this technology has been out there a long time, but by using it in this way, we have been able to decrease the risk associated with face-to-face contact and maintain a safe distance from potential COVID-19 patients. This approach should be utilized across the country.
HOYT FRENZEL, MD
Regional Medical Director, Envision Physician Services Partner Facility, Texas
As an immunocompromised provider, my rheumatologist and immunologist said that this crisis could kill me and that I needed to stop working. I’m grateful for this transition to virtual health because it’s not in my nature to sit this crisis out. Virtual health has always been poked at with a stick from afar, but now people are seeing it has amazing adaptations. This is a great adjunct of how we can keep our patients and providers out of harm’s way.
Physician Assistant, Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas
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The Future of Care Delivery
Integrated Markets and Virtual Health
Matt Bush, MD, is the President of Integrated Market Strategies and Questcare. As part of this role he has oversight of Envision Healthcare’s Virtual Health program. Dr. Bush is passionate about the opportunity that virtual care affords to improve outcomes, lower cost, and increase access to care.
After graduating from medical school at University of Texas-Southwestern, Dr. Bush completed emergency medicine training at Carolinas Medical Center. Since 2010 when he started Questcare Telehealth which was acquired by Envision in 2015, Dr. Bush has lead the implementation of virtual health programs in multiple specialties including neurology, psychiatry, emergency medicine, critical care, neonatology, and trauma at over 70 facilities across the United States.
Virtual Health Strategies
Juli Stover is the Vice President of Virtual Health Strategies for Envision Healthcare. With more than 15 years of healthcare experience, Juli has held various roles within national healthcare organizations, supporting and developing telehealth program operations.
As a vendor, she has worked alongside some of the leading hospital systems in the country to develop and execute their visions and strategies specific to virtual care.
In her current role overseeing the development and execution of Envision’s virtual health strategy, Juli is aligned with operational and clinical leadership on utilizing virtual health to increase efficiency, deliver greater value and improve patient care.
In the past, Juli served as Area Vice President and Senior Strategic Accounts Director for InTouch Health, Vice President of Telehealth for Corizon Health and Vice President of Healthcare Alliances at Vidyo, Inc.
Innovation and Virtual Health Operations
Rich Sanders has over 15 years of physician practice management and operations experience. He is a pioneer in inpatient telemedicine services and has published several scientific articles in the Journal of Telemedicine and e-Health. In 2019 Rich took on the role of VP Innovation with Envision Healthcare. Rich joined Envision in 2015 to grow and scale Envision’s Distributed Radiology Operations. Prior to joining Envision Rich launched a multispecialty inpatient telemedicine practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Rich is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, earned a Bachelor of Science from Utah State University, a Masters of Public Health from Emory University and a Doctorate degree in Healthcare Administration and Leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina./p>
Virtual Health Operations
A nurse of 26+ years, Kat's experience includes bedside care delivery, hospital administration, practice management, clinical operations, and consulting across various healthcare settings. Kat’s virtual care expertise includes program consultation, project management, implementation, and program optimization.
By leveraging proven processes and toolkits she provides guidance from program creation to care delivery including strategic road mapping, program governance, workflow design, success measurement, and best practice recommendations.
Telemedicine and Innovation, Infinity Healthcare
Manish Acharya, MD, FACEP, serves as Director of Telemedicine and Innovation for Infinity Healthcare, a division of Envision. He is a practicing emergency physician at Froedtert South, as well as a number of hospitals throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. He has served in multiple leadership roles over the past 20 years as Chief of Staff, St. Catherine’s Medical Center Campus Emergency Department Director, Kenosha County EMS Director and Froedtert South Trauma Director. He also served on the Froedtert South Board of Directors (formerly United Hospital System), Infinity Healthcare Board of Directors and as advisor to the Illinois Telehealth Network.
Dr. Acharya graduated from University of Illinois Medical School in 1996, completed his residency at the University of Illinois in 1999 and was certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 2001.
National Medical Director
Virtual Health, Emergency Medicine
Michael Baker, MD, FACEP is the Regional Director of Virtual Health for EPMG/Envision. He has been actively educating and advocating for telemedicine since 2014 through Envision and ACEP. He has been appointed Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Emergency Medicine University of Michigan where he is core faculty for the emergency medicine residency program. He also has a faculty appointment to Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
Emergency Medicine Services
Dr. Gamber was raised in Arlington, Texas. He received undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M University. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He completed an emergency medicine residency at Texas A&M/Scott & White Hospital. He is dual board certified in emergency medicine and emergency medical services.
Dr. Gamber has worked at Medical City Plano since 2005. He serves as the EMS Medical Director for Plano, Frisco, Murphy & Parker Fire Departments. Dr. Gamber was selected as the 2015 EMS Medical Director of the Year by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Dr. Gamber serves as the Chief of Staff of Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco.
Dr. Gamber and his wife Lauren have three children, Ella (15), Lily (14), and Charlie (10).
Lise Labiche, MD, has served as Envision’s Director of Teleneurology since 2016. Her extensive experience includes serving as the stroke program director at Medical City Hospital and at Baylor University Medical Center, where she also served as medical director of the acute stroke unit.
Dr. Labiche is board certified in neurology and vascular neurology and earned her doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine, neurology residency and cerebrovascular disease fellowship at the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Tele-Critical and Tele-Pulmonary Care
Harshit Rao, MD, serves as Envision’s Director of Tele-Critical and Tele-Pulmonary Care. He is board certified in critical care, pulmonary and internal medicine and specializes in the treatment of complex critically ill patients in medical, surgical, neurosurgical and open heart recovery units.
Dr. Rao's experience includes leading the development of Envision’s tele-critical care program in North Texas, working as an intensivist and pulmonary physician for HCA North Texas Division and leading a dedicated clinician team. Having presented at several industry conferences, he is also an accomplished writer and speaker.