Agate works with innovators across the healthcare landscape to meet their most pressing strategic needs. In doing so we always maintain a keen focus on implementation and execution. The goal for every client is for them to maintain a steady stream of innovations while maximizing the value of existing assets.
Payers, Providers & Health Services Companies...
Agate helps insurers, hospitals, and other care providers plan, develop, and execute consumer-driven programs, most notably eHealth, medical management, quality, and access initiatives.
Payer-provider collaboration formation
Strategic project management
Vendors & Technology Companies...
Agate brings deep market and entrepreneurial experience to each client, helping them solve of critical problems while accelerating profitable growth.
Sales & Marketing Support Product positioning, messaging, pricing, ROI analysis, and reimbursement optimization
Product Development Support Product strategy & road-mapping, product ideation, market validation
Strategy& Financial Planning Corporate planning, investor relations & financing support, competitive intelligence
Investment Community & Non-Health Companies...
Agate works with incumbent industry players, venture capitalists, and other investment professionals to identify, cultivate, evaluate, and help value health care services and health media companies.
Strategic deal evaluation
Managed Care Related
A health care analytics vendor – Through workflow mapping, market & competitive research, and a technology gap-analysis, develop a product road map for a new set of advanced clinical applications
A US health plan – Developed product offering employing clinical analytics to support hospital-to-home care transitions
A disease management company – Developed with management a partnership strategy for enhancing their call center offering. Deep focus on surgical avoidance, 2nd opinions services, and health incentives
A pharmaceutical manufacturer - Developed a business plan and supporting partnership strategy for their potential entry into the care coordination market
A utilization- & case- management automation vendor - Revamped entire product road map and corporate messaging
A population analytics company - Identified two new applications in managed care for the company's core capabilities, including identifying likely channel partners
A tele-consultations vendor - Numerous corporate strategy initiatives, including long-term business planning
An interactive health content provider - Developed a marketing program for client's rich library of interactive, video-intensive health and wellness modules
A pharmacy analytics & consumer engagement vendor - Revamped product portfolio and messaging, as well as developed a comprehensive mobile strategy
A health incentive & wellness vendor - Refined product and corporate messaging to support market expansion
A large employer - Identified opportunities to apply existing programs, processes, and know-how to other organizations
A care management solution provider - Growth planning and marketing program development
A mid-sized primary care group – Co-ran a selection process to secure a managed care partner to launch a co- branded Medicare Advantage plan. Specific responsibilities included payer diligence and financial modeling
A large provider system – Identified opportunities for lauching new chronic care programs
A critical-care clinical information system (CIS) vendor – Helped secure a marquee US account. Also developed a “Value on Investment” quantitative model for prospective clients
A leading clinical decision support vendor - Developed a four-pronged productization strategy for re-launching the company's clinical decision support (CDS) platform. Designed and authored the corporate web site, sales presentations, and related white papers to support re-launch
A device for ongoing management of cardiac disease – Developed ROI model for a non-evasive wearable device focused on reducing hospital readmissions
A cancer genomics company – Innovated ideas to justify ROI of testing to health system clinical leadership
A large independent practice association (IPA) – Telehealth strategy development
Investment Related & Other
A private equity firm – Developed a "cost saving through consumer engagement" market segmentation and framework
A leading investment company – Identified and evaluated targets to help company enter the managed care services arena
A consumer electronics company - Brainstormed ways to apply a home network appliance to health & wellness
A home health screening company - Developed, with partners, a Wellness wrapper for the Company's screening technology
An online patient community - Identified product expansion opportunities for managed care organizations, employers, and providers