Chennai, September 28, 2016: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced Gopi Natarajan, Co-Founder, and CEO of Omega Healthcare as the Entrepreneur of the year 2016 at CII Connect. The award recognizes Mr. Gopi Natarajan’s work in healthcare industry and his entrepreneurial success which serves as an inspiration for many young entrepreneurs.
The award was bestowed by Dr. M. Manikandan, Hon’ble Minister for Information Technology, Government of Tamil Nadu in the august presence of dignitaries and leaders from Industry, Government and Academia.
Gopi Natarajan is the Chief Executive Officer at Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd. and has more than 25 years of experience in the US Healthcare Industry (payers, providers, systems and services vendors). Prior to Omega, he was heading a midsized healthcare Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) company in the US with India operations as well. He also has relevant experience in healthcare IT and BPO/KPO services outsourcing during his senior management stints with Aetna, EDS, and Healtheon/WebMD.
“This award is a major recognition for Omega Healthcare and its Senior Leadership team who really pioneered the successful expansion into a Tier 2 city and perfected the model so we can expand into other tier 2 and 3 cities rapidly”, expressed Mr. Natarajan on receiving the award.
Gopi has a brilliant track record in leadership, management, and operational experience, having been instrumental in leading small-sized companies to grow into medium / large-sized companies. Gopi now spends a significant amount of time in India, overseeing the operations and growth of Omega. As a co-founder of Omega, Gopi brings an incredible amount of industry knowledge and relationships that he has built through the years while working in senior management positions in US-based healthcare services companies.
CII has been organizing CONNECT in Chennai for the past 15 years. The Connect series has been the forum for Indian ICT Industry to recognize the pioneers and trailblazers responsible for the leading trends & developments. It is jointly organized by Government of Tamil Nadu and CII.
The theme for this edition of CONNECT was “Building the Digital State: Fostering the ecosystem.” This year the event will have more focus on “How Digital Infrastructure would play a major role in the development of Digital Tamil Nadu, Smart Cities & Skill India” and its contribution to the entire world as a whole; policies and frameworks needed for ensuring the consistent growth of Digital Infrastructure.
About Omega Healthcare:
Omega Healthcare was founded by Gopi Natarajan & Anurag Mehta in 2003 to cater to the needs of healthcare billing companies in the United States. A unique strategy allowed the company to grow into the #1 offshore service provider to Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), billing services as well as healthcare IT organizations. The company has significant experience and deep domain expertise across multiple medical specialties. With a growth rate of 30-35% year-on-year, the company handles high-end, value-driven work pertaining to Medical Coding, Accounts Receivable, Data Entry and other Revenue Cycle Management services, and attracts some of the best talent in the industry.
Well-entrenched in Bengaluru, Chennai, Trichy and Manila (Philippines), Omega is fast expanding its operations and has a headcount of 10,200+ people currently.
Another unique feature of the company is the Omega Medical Coding Academy, started in August 2014 to cater to the huge demand for proficient medical coders. The academy has trained more than 2000 candidates and has successfully placed more than 1700 of them.
Omega Healthcare is ISO 9001 and 27001 certified, SSAE-16 certified, and HIPAA compliant.