Rick Solano brings nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare IT to the Newport Credentialing Solutions division of TractManager. Most recently he served for five years as president and founder of Turning Point Business Advisors, where he provided business management consulting services across a variety of industries, including healthcare IT.
Previously he was president and CEO of the Institute for Health Metrics and of Mirixa, a pharmacy-based patient care network. He has also served in executive positions in product marketing and operations at various companies, including WedMD and QuadraMed.
Solano received his BA degree in Geography from University of California, Santa Barbara, and his MBA from California Lutheran University.
Chief Operating Officer, Newport Credentialing Solutions
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