Rick Shinto Leads the Charge in Healthcare Solutions

As one of the country’s most innovative healthcare solutions, InnovaCare provides quality and technologically advanced care to its patients. The physicians and staff at InnovaCare rely on its extensive collective knowledge and the latest emerging technologies to treat a variety of complex medical issues. As one of the most innovative providers of Medicare Advantage, InnovaCare provides affordable programs designed to help people all over the country. Most recently, InnovaCare has been lauded for its involvement in helping in the hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico.


Leading the way in InnovaCare’s unique approach is President and CEO Dr. Rick Shinto. Dr. Shinto began his path to medicine when he graduated from the medical school at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to that, Dr. Shinto received a B.S. from the University of California at Irvine. After the completion of medical school, he furthered his education when he completed an MBA at Redlands University, located in Redlands, California. While in California, Dr. Shinto practiced Pulmonary and Internal Medicine in Southern California. This unique combination of both medical and business educational training and professional experience prepared Shinto well for a career in managed healthcare.


Dr. Shinto has extensive business experience, with previous leadership work as the President and CEO at Aveta Inc. between 2008 and 2012. In addition to that post, Dr. Shinto led Medical Pathways Management Company and Cal Optima Health Plan.


Throughout his storied career, Dr. Shinto has held a variety of board positions throughout the healthcare and business industries. Most recently, Dr. Shinto was chosen to serve on the board for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). As the industry’s largest trade association, AHIP is a renowned national political advocacy group working to represent health insurance companies and their patients. Dr. Shinto also provides his expertise as a board member of CAPG, representing physicians all over the nation.


As a published writer, Dr. Shinto has written several journals regarding ways the healthcare sector can continue to work to improve, offering realistic solutions and suggestions designed to improve efficiency and technology while helping more patients in the process.


Drew Madden at the Head of the Industry

Let’s face it: If it weren’t for pioneers in the field of healthcare IT, we’d live in a very different world. Prescription medication wouldn’t be filled the same way, clients couldn’t get their hands on the medicine they need with nearly the expediency, and patient records would take weeks to acquire. In fact, the only way healthcare IT couldn’t exist in this day and age is if we didn’t have the Internet to begin with. It’s thanks to industry legends like Drew Madden that we can enjoy the seamless experience of obtaining our prescriptions quickly and accurately.

This is important for a company like CVS to survive in the growing world, especially with all that the Internet brings. Amazon is the talk of the town right now, and they’ve recently decided to take their first steps into the provision of medical equipment, which is evidently leading into the delivery of prescription medications in the near future as soon as they acquire the licensing for it. This is excellent news for customers and not-so-great news for CVS, which reflexively advanced on Aetna with intent to buy in their own self-defense.

Honestly, nobody can blame them.

This is what the Internet is doing to brick-and-mortar companies: It’s putting some out of business, causing others to run far enough into the ground that they submit to buyout, and forcing the witnesses to react accordingly to prevent the same scenario from being repeated on their own turf. Picking up Aetna will be a great move on CVS’ part because it’ll allow them to sell health insurance in their own stores right next to the other bevy of services they currently provide, which will give them an irreconcilable advantage over Amazon.

While Amazon’s next move will be the drone delivery of medications for clients in need, CVS will likely place their focus on exceeding expectations in healthcare IT to maximize on their all-in-one offerings, and this is where the help of Drew Madden will be important. For an industry-leading company to stay at the helm, CVS will need an industry-leading executive in medical IT to help them stay on top of the back-end support for their services, and this provides undoubtedly interesting insight into the direction that our world will be taking in years to come.