Innovation In The Healthcare Industry With Penelope Kokkinides and InnovaCare Health

Penelope Kokkinides, like other professional executives, lives a life which is best described as “on-the-go”. Since taking her most recent position at InnovaCare Health as Chief Administrative Officer she has lived a live in which no two days are the same. The company, along with Penelope, has taken big strides in the organization and management in patient-provider relationships by developing alternative payment models (APMs) for clients, with the cooperation of other large healthcare providers.


Specializing in Medicare and Medicaid, InnovaCare Health is striving to reinvent the way that the healthcare industry handles patient-provider relationships, especially through the implementation of Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The company is a network of 7,500 providers which provide services for over 200,000 members in their network.


According to a recent interview, Penelope Kikkinides uses her time wisely. Her position requires a large amount of travel, which leads to her cherish her time on the plane. With a schedule as busy as hers, it’s those moments in the air which is the most tranquil and free. Work still calls while on the move, and the advancements of technology have allowed her to stay busy at home or abroad.


It that same technology which is the trend which has led to a more interconnected populace, which Penelope Kikkinides appreciates. Through advancements such as video calling and screen-sharing, she can stay informed and productive anywhere around the world, a fact for which she is “incredibly thankful.” Check out



When asked about the one habit Penelope Kikkinides has that allows her to be more productive, the answer was planning. “I spend some time almost every night thinking about the next day”, she said.


In 2016, InnovaCare Health, along with 100 leading healthcare organizations, lent their support to the movement towards alternative payment methods by joining the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). It’s a public-private partnership which endeavors to move its members to a system which promotes quality over quantity in their healthcare needs. You can visit



They are pioneers in a movement which InnovaCare hopes will become the norm as more organizations lent their support to LAN. InnovaCare Health provides two different health plans: MMM Healthcare, Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. Fortunately for the hundreds of thousands of people who are currently receiving the services of the company, Penelope and InnovaCare will continue to innovate and revolutionize the healthcare industry, even if it’s from 10,000 feet up.



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Dr. Mark Holterman: Making Huge Medical Contributions Around The World

CEO of Mariam Global, Dr. Mark Holterman, knows a thing or two about the importance of supporting health related charities and organizations. As a doctor, entrepreneur and medical professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Holterman works relentlessly to help educate others on the latest therapies, surgeries and research publications, that could help benefit people around the world in impoverished areas, especially children. Which is why it comes as no surprise that Dr. Holterman has contributed, donated and volunteered his time and services to the International Pediatric Specialists Alliance for the Children of Vietnam or IPSAC-VN.

The IPSAC-VN is a charitable organization that works with Vietnam medical schools and hospitals in effort to bring the best qualitative advancements in surgery for underprivileged children who have serious health conditions.

Another Vietnam based charity promoting health and well-being in impoverished areas, is the Children’s Surgery International(CSI). CSI operates the Blossom House foster home for Vietnam girls, and offers holistic health services for orphan girls and children coping with extreme poverty. CSI also offers medical and surgical services for children around the world, while strongly encouraging volunteer services in aid to benefit the program and change the lives of those underprivileged children.  A relevant article about obesity, check

As previously mentioned, and applicable to both charitable organizations, monetary donations and volunteered services are greatly appreciated and encouraged; this is due to the fact that medical training, along with surgical skills and equipment is a necessity when performing minor or major pediatric surgery. Minor surgery is more manageable, due to its outpatient status, however major pediatric surgery includes the likes of tumor removal, brain surgery or organ transplants, all of which require the most experienced and expertise in surgical skill and training.

Dr. Mark Holterman’s health group, Mariam Global Health, is helping to bring medical change to all underfunded regions of the world. Mariam Global Health is a worldwide business management and investment firm that works with healthcare companies to remedy health issues, research the latest developments in medicine and technologies through global investments, and utilize the best the management practices and organizations that innovate ways to greatly improve the health conditions of people across the globe.

Since 2011, Dr. Mark Holterman has been a full-time professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, teaching medical students about surgery and pediatrics. Not only is Dr. Mark Holterman a medical professor, he’s also an attending pediatric surgeon for St. Francis Medical Center and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. Graduating from Yale with a degree in Biology, Dr. Mark Holterman furthered his education, by earning a Ph.D and MD from the University of Virginia.

The Doctor’s Entrepreneurial Side

In addition to his esteemed medical profession, Dr. Mark Holterman has also spread his entrepreneurial wings, as co-founder of the Alliance for the Advancement of Cellular Therapies (AACT), an organization that advocates safe and ethical advancements for stem-cell therapies, cancer treatments, regenerative medicines and obesity. Aligning himself with other medical professional organizations, Dr. Mark Holterman holds memberships with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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