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InnovaCare Health: Taking Care of Patients


For years, people have been trying to improve the current healthcare environment. There are so many problems clogging the current system that it’s nearly impossible for average people to get the quality medical care they desperately need. While healthcare has become a hot issue for politics to argue over, millions of people continue to suffer.So what can be done about the current healthcare environment? For a start, more healthcare management companies need to focus on patients rather than profits. That’s not to say that there aren’t some companies who truly care about their patients; it’s just that there’s a big difference before those who own the company and those who operate it.

That’s something that InnovaCare figured out a long time ago. Shortly after being founded, InnovaCare stakeholders realized that they must hold themselves accountable. That’s why they have set such high standards of transparency and quality for themselves.For everyone at InnovaCare, from physicians to board members, trust between patients and provider is the most important goal. Everything that InnovaCare does is for their patient’s health. All of their medical practices are driven by quality care by Rick Shinto, efficiency, and sustainability. Much of their efforts go toward created new, more cost-effective managed care models.One person helping to create those better models is Penelope Kokkinides. Since 2015, Kokkinides has served as Chief Administrative Officer. She’s more than qualified to create new models and health care operations for InnovaCare. She has over 20 experience and expertise in developing clinical programs and working with government programs like Medicare.

She’s also familiar with how InnovaCare likes to get things done. Joining the company in 2015 was her second time working for the company. Before leaving, she served as COO. Now that she’s returned, she focused on improving efficiencies.The most impressive contributor to InnovaCare is the President and CEO of the company, Dr. Richard Shinto. Thanks to Dr. Shinto, InnovaCare is the largest provider of managed care in Puerto Rico. Dr. Shinto also brings over 20 years of experience in clinical and operational healthcare to the table. He even served on some management teams for Aveta.Perhaps the most impressive trait of Dr. Shinto’s is his commitment to his patients. While leading InnovaCare, he continues to practice as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California.

Tempus, A Life Saving Company From Eric Lefkofsky


Eric Lefkofsky was the CEO of Groupon before starting his latest business venture, Tempus. His newest venture is changing how patients live with cancer. The goal of Tempus is to help patients have a better chance of surviving cancer by creating a treatment plan that is aimed solely at their own DNA.Eric knew that technology is changing and the way things are being done is changing with technology. The amount of information that is available to doctors is unable to keep up with the pace of technology. At Tempus, a lab was built to help to store all the data as well as to help to analyze patients DNA. In this 20,000 square foot lab, technology is working together with analysts to create a life saving plan for those who are affected by cancer.

The goal of Tempus is to help patients live a much longer life than before. Hospitals across the country are partnered with Tempus to create this database of information and knowledge that is used to help patients. The hospitals work together to help more doctors become affiliated with Tempus and to give them access to the wealth of knowledge that the business is acquiring. More people have a new sense of hope and survival with the help of this business.

Back in 2015, Eric stepped down as CEO of Groupon in order to focus solely on Tempus. Although he is no longer CEO of Groupon, he still holds a large amount of shares of the business. With the amount of shares that he owns, he is still able to retain primary ownership of Groupon. He knew that if he wanted his newest business to be successful like prior businesses, he would need to put a lot of time into it. By applying the majority of his time to Tempus, he has been able to make it a huge success.As time goes by, more people are using this business with the help of their doctors and together, the hope is to have more people live longer when being treated for cancer. For every life that is saved with the use of Tempus, the more knowledge that is gained to help to find a cure.