NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NYC–MetroPlus Health Plan announced today the appointment of Ganesh Ramratan as the health plan’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ganesh Ramratan assumed his new position on November 25.
“I am delighted to announce Ganesh Ramratan’s appointment as Chief Information Officer. We are confident he is the leader we need to drive IT innovation at the Plan, where he will be responsible for the organization’s information systems and their security in supporting the Plan’s objectives, while enhancing member and provider experience through critical technology solutions,” said MetroPlus President & CEO Talya Schwartz, MD.
“It is a privilege to take on this role and be able to be of service to MetroPlus, its employees, and so many New Yorkers,” said Ganesh Ramratan. “MetroPlus has been providing affordable, high-quality health coverage to New Yorkers, regardless of their situation, since 1985. I am honored to support the plan’s mission of inclusive, person-centered, quality-driven care, and look forward to providing best-practices information technology services and solutions to our tens of thousands of providers and more than 500,000 members.”
Ramratan comes to MetroPlus from the NYC Department of Investigations (DOI), where, since 2013, as CIO and Deputy Commissioner, he oversaw the agency’s Information Technology unit and, through his successful initiatives, led an overhaul of DOI’s use of technology, significantly strengthening and modernizing its IT infrastructure. Prior to joining DOI, he worked for the Department of Information Technology and NYC’s Department of Transportation. He began his career in City government in 1994 with the New York City Transit Authority.
Ganesh Ramratan holds an MBA in Computer Information Technology Administration and Management from NY Institute of Technology (NYIT) and earned his undergraduate degree from Western Governors University.
MetroPlus Health Plan offers eligible New Yorkers a wide selection of health insurance options, including Medicaid, Medicare, Child Health Plus, MetroPlus Gold for city employees and SHOP for small businesses. The health plan offers access to primary, specialty, pharmacy and other health care services at low or no cost throughout New York City for people of all ages and varied health needs. MetroPlus members enjoy special perks including up to $1,000 in gym reimbursement, a rewards points program to redeem for gifts, and services to address social determinants of health like housing and food insecurity.
Since 1985, MetroPlus Health Plan has built a reputation for providing access to affordable, quality health care to residents of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. A wholly-owned subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation’s largest public health system, MetroPlus is the plan of choice for over half a million New Yorkers and has a five-star rating based on the State’s 2018 Consumer’s Guide to Medicaid and Child Health Plus Managed Care Plans in New York City. The health plan’s robust network of primary care doctors and specialists includes many independent community providers. Culturally sensitive, and fluent in more than 40 languages, MetroPlus staff is as diverse as the great city it serves. For more information about MetroPlus plans, benefits, and services, visit www.metroplus.org and join the conversation at facebook.com/metroplushealth and twitter @metroplushealth.
Kathryn Knox Soman