The international healthcare manager A&K Global Health today announces it will begin doing business as Agile Global Health, an Agile Health Systems company.
The new name is inspired by the core capability that has earned this young company its worldwide reputation: delivering swift, effective movement and comprehensive management for each patient through the healthcare experience best suited to their needs, whether found in the patient’s home region, home country, or abroad.
This marks a transition from the company’s founding focus on medical travel – namely, moving patients from one national health system into another for treatment, and supervising their seamless transition back into their home health system for follow-up care – and acknowledges the much broader work that Agile Global Health conducts today, as a system manager within the healthcare field operating internationally as well as at the national level in more than a dozen advancing economies.
Retiring the “A&K” inherited from its former sister company, luxury global tour operator Abercrombie & Kent, also signifies the company’s maturation into its own distinctive identity and market space.
“I am very proud of the heritage of our namesake, Abercrombie & Kent. Our big sister has built a global reputation for excellence in tourism, and in our youth, it was great to have her example to help us get started,” said Morgan Darwin, Agile Global Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “But today we are standing on our own. The new opportunities we are advancing in healthcare management make now the time for us to build a unique brand around a name that articulates the impact we strive to have: creating an agile health system that rapidly adapts to the needs of each patient.”
The new opportunities that Mr. Darwin references include four signature service lines: 1) management of logistics, claims and medical care for institutional patients; 2) hospital services, in the form of performance metrics and patient management (local/resident as well as nonresident/international inbound); 3) collaboration with national and local healthcare authorities to address management issues that hinder effective care delivery; and 4) working in support of national and local healthcare objectives to increase accessibility, improve clinical outcomes, and lower costs, in rural and urban settings.
Specific initiatives in each of these areas are already underway. In management of tertiary care abroad, Agile Global Health has exceeded 2,500 cases to date, with more than 500 of these in the first five months of 2017 alone. As the implementer of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cardiac surgery program in Kenya, the company has managed the local performance of nearly 300 open- and closed-heart cardiac interventions over the past eight months. In the next six months, also in East Africa, Agile Global Health will launch both a pilot maternity mortality reduction project as well as a rheumatic heart disease (RHD) screening, treatment, and eradication scheme. And it is currently forming its first official partnerships with several high-profile global nonprofits and international organizations, with details to be announced in a series of upcoming press releases.
2017 has started with amazing activity that could surpass 2016, even before the middle of this year,” said Mr. Darwin. “2017 is unfolding as a year of powerful change.”
Agile Global Health attributes its tremendous growth to how it serves clients and patients as much as to whatservices it provides. “Our management goes beyond clinical excellence,” explains Aleksandra Golota, Senior Relations Manager. “We strive not just for the clinical outcomes, but also for the financial and customer experience outcomes, to be right every time for every individual. And we do this through our relationships with healthcare funders and providers, our on-the-ground presence, and our technology.” These focal pillars will continue to undergird the company’s growth as it expands into Agile Global Health.
Mr. Darwin will make the first formal introduction of the company as Agile Global Health on Thursday at the NHIF-sponsored cardiac surgery symposium in Nairobi, which is being covered live on Kenyan national television. Guest of honor Wes Edens, the original founder of A&K Global Health, will also attend this important occasion.
Agile Global Health will detail the cardiac summit in a forthcoming press release. For that story and for all current news and achievements, patient testimonies, and partnership opportunities, visit the Agile Global Health website.
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