Senior Director – Business Consulting
Ramasubramanian Sailapathi leads the healthcare payer segment of the solutions team in the Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS) business unit, Virtusa. Based in Chennai, India, Ramasubramanian is responsible for leading Go-To-Market (GTM) solution and proposal development for the health plan industry.
Ram began his journey at Virtusa in 2018 – developing innovative solutions on blockchain, AI/ML, analytics, APIs and microservices, and cloud. He also leads the proactive and reactive proposals in the healthcare payer space. With the experience and passion for the healthcare domain, he has recently led and championed use case ideation towards multiple AI/ML models for different functions and departments. As part of events like Business Cipher and NeuralHack, and Great Lakes AI-ML initiative, he has inspired healthcare prototype development from contesting college student teams. He has also been invited as a guest speaker by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and KCG College of Technology for their program on “IoT Driven Healthcare Innovations” – targeted at teaching faculty across India.
Ram has been instrumental in growing Virtusa’s offshore healthcare consulting team to a headcount of around 40 associates. He has also championed various thought leadership and healthcare domain training initiatives. His passion for healthcare is evident in his certifications from AHIP – MHP, DHP, DIF, FHIAS, HCSA, HIA (and PAHM, PHIAS, DIA). Through his classroom domain training sessions, he has effectively imparted healthcare business/domain knowledge to multiple batches of enthusiastic participants. He has been bringing to the table his leadership – on service lines “consumerism and exchanges” and “investigative services,” and on data models “managed care“ and “claims” – from his earlier organizations.
Ram is a gold medalist in Global Masters in Business Administration (GMBA) / Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) Degree from S P Jain Center of Management, Singapore and Dubai. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science and Engineering) degree from the University of Madras (Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, India). He is also the winner of “The Best Applied Research Project” award in his GMBA / PGPM program and is a school topper in the Higher Secondary Board Examination.
Ram represented his school in athletics (track) and football at the zonal level. He continues to be an avid long-distance runner and a cyclist. He is a portrait and landscape artist, and his creativity is reflected in his work. He perceives every new challenge as a unique opportunity to learn and believes that one can continuously learn and evolve as a leader. With this influential thought, he developed and launched the Virtusa-internal “Healthcare Advanced (Payer)” course to impart detailed payer domain knowledge to the entire business unit. Ram is an innovator and an invaluable asset to Virtusa and the healthcare industry.
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