Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Leading in Innovation and Managing Health Care

Richard Shinto, MD, is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Incorporated. Before joining InnovaCare Inc., Dr. Shinto served as the President and CEO of Aveta Inc., from 2008 through 2012. Dr. Richard Shinto has over two decades of management experiences in clinical and operational healthcare. Richard Shinto gained his experience, serving as the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California, and as the CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. Richard Shinto developed his tenure in medicine as a practicing internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. Dr. Shinto has authored various articles on healthcare and clinical medicine.

Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc., Penelope Kokkinides, like Dr. Shinto, has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience. She specialized in government programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare within the managed health care industry. An expert in developing clinical programs and healthcare operation management, Penelope Kokkinides focuses on improving the efficiency and organizational infrastructure of healthcare services. Prior to rejoining InnovaCare, Inc. in 2015, Penelope Kokkinides served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare. At Centerlight, Kokkinides utilized her leadership position in order to serve the management and strategic direction of the managed care division. She has also worked for AmeriChoice, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, where she was key to the development and implementation of the company’s health model. Penelope Kokkinides previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations for InnovaCare, Inc. before joining Centerlight HealthCare. Kokkinides earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. She has a master’s degree in social work from NYU and a master’s degree in public health from the Columbia University School of Public Health. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com

InnovaCare, Inc. is a healthcare company that provides managed healthcare services. They operate health plans in Puerto Rico, MMM Health Care, Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., which serve over 200,000 individuals. InnovaCare is responsible for the management of two Medicaid plans within the Government Health Plan of Puerto Rico. InnovaCare is committed to providing its members with quality healthcare, creating sustainable managed care that is cost-effective, fully integrated with technology, and is innovative.

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Oncotarget – A Complete Review

Being a medical student, I was always interested in finding a resourceful online platform where I could get factual information on various medical fields especial cancer. It is true that finding a reputable website nowadays is not easy due to the infiltration of quarks in this field that do not provide accurate information. When a friend introduced me to the Oncotarget, I was amazed by the quality of work that I found on this website. The vast coverage of different fields especially cancer by their journals was incredible, and I have been following them up to date.

Oncotarget is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the pathological basis of all cancers. The journal provides the latest information on therapies and other treatment protocols that can be employed to enhance the management of cancer. The website is well known for publishing research papers in cancer research and oncology. Oncotarget, which is published by Impact Journals

It provides the leaders with the latest research on how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. Apart from the cancer research papers, the journal also publishes papers in the fields of physiology, immunology, pathology endocrinology and age-related diseases. This ensures that it has gone beyond cancer by covering areas that could have a direct or indirect impact on the cancer patient.

What I like most about Oncotarget is the frequency of the publications.  The authors are top quality, and any information that is posted on this website is certified and beyond reproach. I would really recommend med students and med practitioners to sign in to Oncotarget. Download output styles at Endnote.com.

Fabletics’ Success and Reactions from Consumers

In the modern apparel industry, ‘high-value brands’ are determined by a lot of factors. These days, due to a shift in the economy, consumers not long rate a brand ‘high-value’ based on the price and quality only. Additional determiners that are used to judge fashion lines include brand recognition, gamification elements, customer experience, exclusive design and last-mile service.


Success in a Tough Industry


Amazon currently controls a fifth of the e-commerce market share in the fashion industry. Other top brands in the industry also increase competition. Therefore, succeeding in the fashion industry is no mean feat. Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is an example of such a business. The apparel company was founded three years ago and is valued at $250 million at the moment. It specializes in female sportswear and sports accessories. The company sells clothing to its clients through a subscription mechanic.


Fabletics has a unique formula which has guaranteed it success since its inception. This formula is a blend of convenience, membership and a brand that has prestige. A top executive at Fabletics says that the huge amount of success the company has got is due to being a ‘high-value brand’ since it was formed. Another thing he said led to the brand’s success is their membership model which allowed them to design products according to customers’ tastes and to offer their products at half the rate of their competitors. He added that the process is very easy to cheer people up once you determine their preferences and who they are.


Reverse Showroom Strategy


Fabletics might have started out as an online subscription-based retail company, but it is slowly embracing the e-commerce showroom approach. The problem of online stores is showrooming where a client browses your products but then proceeds to buy them elsewhere at a lower price. Warby Parker and Apple started out the same way but later started opening physical stores once they noticed that visitors headed elsewhere to purchase goods. This is called the ‘reverse showrooming strategy.’


Fabletics has improved on this approach and is more aggressive on it. It plans to open three more stores adding on to the sixteen it already has in different parts of the country. It opens stores where they are more accessible to clients. Customers products are added to their online shopping cart once they try them. It does not matter where they buy as Fabletics believes that retail is an element of service.


Fabletics Reviews


Reviewers were very happy with the products they got at Fabletics. One reviewer was excited about the purchase of an entire outfit for only $25 in the VIP program. Most of the reviewers praised Fabletics for the popular and on fashion products that it had. The discount offered upon the first purchase went well with customers as well as the free shipping that the VIP programs offer.


Another area where clients touched on was their experiences with the company. A reviewer said that the shopping experience was fantastic and very satisfying.