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Agile abstract selected for presentation at health quality summit

May 22, 2018 / Agile Global Health

Agile Global Health is proud to announce that its innovative management of local cardiac surgeries and interventions for Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has earned it a spot as a presenter at the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) annual conference.

ISQua’s mission is “to inspire and drive improvement in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide through education and knowledge sharing, external evaluation, supporting health systems and connecting people through global networks.” The group’s 35th global conference, themed Heads, Hearts & Hands: Weaving the Fabric of Quality and Safety, will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 23-26, 2018.

Agile’s abstract, Increasing Access to Cardiac Care in Eastern Africa: Lessons from Kenya, was selected from among over 1,100 submissions from 60 countries for oral presentation at this year’s event.

Our work with the cardiac program was received by ISQua’s reviewers with enthusiasm, whose comments included:

“The abstract is well written and very relevant, as it introduces an innovative concept that had a great impact on saving lives. The methodology is clear and the results are well demonstrated.”

“This abstract describes an approach to redesign of services to promote access to cardiac subspecialty care…This is important and innovative.”

“A very important study outlining an important whole-system intervention. Deserves an oral presentation.”

Co-authors of Agile’s abstract are Dr. Rainer Hilgenfeld and Dr. Nihad Niloufer of Agile’s Medical Office in Bengaluru, India; Mr. Stephen Masinde of Agile’s Nairobi, Kenya office; and Mr. Morgan Darwin of Agile’s Durham, North Carolina, U.S. headquarters. Dr. Hilgenfeld and Mr. Masinde will attend the September conference to present Agile’s work and interface with attendees.

Read the full story of Agile’s cardiac management and the program’s mission, execution, and accomplishments through our Initiatives in Healthcare page. To learn more about the opportunity to attend ISQua’s 2018 conference and hear from a plethora of inspiring healthcare leaders like Agile, visit the event website.

Agile Global Health

Agile Global Health is an Agile Health Systems brand and a worldwide leader in realizing transparent, affordable, effective and innovative solutions to complex healthcare delivery challenges. We listen to local and national healthcare leaders in every country where we work, and then support their vision to improve their national health system’s accessibility, quality, and clinical outcomes. For patients, we connect you with the right care for your needs, from facilitating quality local and regional treatment to coordinating international medical travel; for healthcare funders and providers, we optimize your organizational impact by introducing transparency, control and customization to the medical, financial and experiential aspects of your clients’ medical journey. Contact us today to learn how we can support you.


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“The whole trip was well organized and well coordinated by Agile Global Health team both in Kenya and India. Narayana is a good hospital with excellent facilities and good doctors. We were well taken care of at every step. Special thanks goes to our Operations Officer in Bangalore, Prashant, he always went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. Thank you. Overall we are very happy and would not hesitate to recommend Agile Global Health to others.

- Mrs. Chituyi

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