Former health system executives Subra Sripada and Ian Stewart bring decades of IT leadership and revenue cycle experience across provider settings
CHICAGO – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced the addition of a pair of former health system executives with broad health IT and revenue cycle operations experience to its Healthcare segment.
Subra Sripada has joined Navigant as a managing director and technology effectiveness leader, where he will focus on expanding the firm’s health IT capabilities across payer and provider settings. Ian Stewart has joined Navigant as a senior vice president, supporting the firm’s revenue cycle consulting, business process management, and customer contact center solutions and services.
“As former health system executives, Subra and Ian understand the ongoing margin compression pressures providers are enduring in the face of consumer demands for a more connected care experience,” said David Burik, managing director and leader of Navigant’s Healthcare consulting business unit. “Their deep expertise in managing technology and revenue cycle processes will help our clients deliver sustainable solutions that propel them forward in today’s and tomorrow’s demanding healthcare environment.”
Sripada brings more than 25 years of deep experience in optimizing IT in clinical and business domains and driving IT efficiencies post-merger and acquisition (M&A). He most recently served as executive vice president and chief information officer at Beaumont Health, where he oversaw the health system’s IT operations, strategic planning, and value acceleration. In this role, Sripada also led the post-merger integration of three organizations that formed Beaumont Health in 2014, including buildout of a population health infrastructure and standardization of care delivery across the system. He previously held senior level positions at Henry Ford Health System, E&Y, and PwC.
Stewart joins Navigant from R1 RCM, where he was responsible for revenue cycle operations for the company’s Illinois market, which included AMITA Health, a joint operating company formed by Adventist Midwest Health, Presence Health, and Alexian Brothers Health System. Prior to that, Stewart led Presence Health’s revenue cycle department, overseeing a rebuild of the front, middle, and back end of the health system’s revenue cycle. He also served as vice president of business systems, finance, and operations at Advocate Medical Group, where he designed, built, and managed a customer contact center with more than 400 full-time employees and 6 million annual phone calls.
A pair of recent KLAS reports rated Navigant as a top performer for health IT advisory services and revenue cycle outsourcing.
Navigant’s Healthcare segment is comprised of consultants, former provider administrators, clinicians, and other experts with decades of strategy, operational/clinical consulting, managed care services, digital health, revenue cycle management, and outsourcing experience. Professionals collaborate with hospitals and health systems, physician enterprises, payers, government, and life sciences entities, providing performance improvement and business process management solutions that help them meet quality and financial goals.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results.