American Hospital Association/HRET

Logistics Facilitate Rollout

CLIENT

The American Hospital Association, founded in 1898, is a national organization of hospitals, health care networks, their patients and communities. The AHA listens to the perspectives of, represents and advocates for nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. AHA assures that members’ needs are addressed in national health policy. The Health Research and Educational Trust, founded in 1944, is the not-for-profit research and education affiliate of the AHA. HRET’s mission is to transform health care through research and education. HRET seeks to create new knowledge, tools and assistance in improving the delivery of health care.

CHALLENGE

AHA and HRET sought to facilitate the exchange of complex concepts and protocols to more than 1,200 hospitals and health systems across the country between 2012 and 2014.

METHODS

Kairos Worldwide was the logistics specialist that coordinated the rollout of the Hospital Engagement Network initiatives to this large group of AHA members. The Kairos team conducted site sourcing and selection, negotiation and budget management, registration and pre-planning, onsite management and execution.

RESULTS

Kairos Worldwide successfully developed and executed plans for national, regional and local conferences, as well as webinars and other group meetings. In addition to flawless execution and impeccable attention to detail, the Kairos team reduced logistics expenses by 13%.