In the past thirty-five years,
HKA Data has built and sold two companies whose major partners were associations. The focus of these companies was the collection, aggregation and monetization of the quantifiable data present in the activities and deliverables of the members of the association. Working with the association, HKA identifies data centric opportunities and factors that make the partnership a win – win situation typically self-funded by the monetization of the data collected. The association has the knowledge to assess the opportunity and perform the due diligence necessary to determine the value proposition. Development is done in a collaborative manner for complete transparency. Industry stewards need to publish information quickly and accurately. Associations that seize the opportunity to form industry specific databases establish themselves as the source for industry data, and as such are seen as the spokesperson for issues which increasingly have to be backed up by solid data and research. As time passes, the value and depth of the data form an asset that cannot be matched. Working with the association, HKA Data identifies designs and provides complete in-house back-office support for these operations. Much less expensive than a turn-key application due to less client stewardship and attendant end-user documentation; HKA’s hands on access permits full time support from the developers, immediate resolution of any operational issues and staff to maintain the data stream from disparate sources; including data entry from forms, data import from existing systems as well as the seamless integration from any third party applications.
Also see: Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
Volume 36, Number 6 (1989), 722-727, DOI:10.1007/BF03005430