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Agate knows change is risky and hard.  Resources are scarce, markets and regulations are ever more complex, internal resistance is rampant, and uncertainty abounds.   We bring the experience, expertise, and proven entrepreneurism required to innovate.
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Kevin Agatstein
Founder and Principal

As a former member of McKinsey & Company’s Payer/Provider Practice and prior to that Arthur Andersen’s Healthcare Practice, Kevin Agatstein brings clients more than 10 years of US and overseas healthcare consulting experience. With these firms, Kevin has served Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Geisinger Health System, the Bermudian Ministry of Health (Bermuda), and Seoul National University Medical Center (South Korea), among others. ​


Before founding Agate, Kevin designed a consumer-oriented mobile pharmacy management platform now marketed as emWellics® by the company RxEOB, who bought the technology. emWellics is now being implemented by one of the largest Blues plans in the US. Prior to RxEOB, Kevin helped build CareKey, Inc., a market leading medical management application suite employed today by some of the largest payers in the US. At CareKey Kevin was responsible for strategy & planning, business development, marketing, and general corporate operations. CareKey was sold to its long-time channel partner The TriZetto Group in December of 2005 for $100M. ​


Kevin holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and was a researcher and project manager at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Additionally, Kevin completed McKinsey & Company’s mini-MBA program, and is a published author in strategy, marketing, and organizational design.

Agate's Expert Panel

Excellence in health care requires attacking problems from multiple directions-- bringing diverse skills sets and experiences to each situation. Agate Consulting maintains an active network of highly skilled professionals with deep domain expertise on:


  • ​Health care innovation & related consumer marketing

  • Medicare Advantage & senior health

  • Consumer-directed health care & account-based programs

  • Health care information technology

  • Health media and online audience building

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