Prashila Dullabh

Prashila M. Dullabh Senior Fellow

Health Sciences

M.D., University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Prashila Dullabh is a senior fellow in Health Sciences department at NORC at the University of Chicago . In this role she directs NORC's Health Informatics portfolio of projects and is responsible for directing health IT technical assistance, evaluation and assessment projects for federal agencies and foundations. Dr. Dullabh also leads health IT business development and proposal activities at NORC.

Dr. Dullabh is currently Project Director for the Evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). This is  a four-year, mixed-method evaluation of the $560 million State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program funded under HITECH.  Dullabh has also led various other evaluations including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Fee-For-Service Personal Health Record Pilot,  the Common Ground evaluation for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity Specification (ELINCS) standard  for the California Healthcare Foundation and the CMS electronic prescribing pilots. Dullabh has also directed large technical assistance centers including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Resource Center for Health IT and the Health Resources and Services Administration HIT Technical Assistance Center.

Prior to joining NORC, Dr. Dullabh served as the Informatics and Clinical Team Manager at PHNS/Adventist Healthcare where she was responsible for large-enterprise wide clinical implementation projects In this capacity she led the workflow analysis and redesign efforts associated with clinical system implementations. Prior to this she led the Tunitas Group Practice in automated workflow and design.

Representative Projects

PCOR Resource Center. NORC with it's partner, AcademyHealth, will support ASPE in maximizing the impact of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF) investments through the creation of a OS PCORTF Resource Center for Data Infrastructure. More

HIV Open Data Project Evaluation. The HIV Open Data Project is a multiphase endeavor funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) that seeks to address several known challenges associated with monitoring HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, including the lack of consistency among key indicators, an inability to summarize progress across HHS-funded programs, and a lack of interoperability among systems for reporting programmatic and fiscal data. This project is intended to inform planning activities in support of the HIV Open Data Project by evaluating the feasibility of data streamlining and harmonization strategies across HHS-funded HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. More

National Resource Center (NRC) D1 Health IT Intellectual Property Issues. NORC was awarded a contract from the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The purpose of this project is to identify and engage experts to provide input on intellectual property issues relevant to the output of AHRQ's programs, and the health IT portfolio in particular. More

Evaluation of Common Ground. ​​The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Common Ground program builds upon previously funded initiatives to strengthen the public health system and accelerate innovative and effective use of quality improvement and information technology principles in public health. In 2006, RWJF funded 31 public health departments as Informatics Capacity (IC) and Requirements Development (RD) grantees to improve processes and information systems that support public health service delivery. More

Evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange (HIE) Cooperative Agreement Program. NORC has been awarded a contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to conduct an evaluation of the State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreements Program. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the effectiveness of the planning, implementation, and operation of the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program. More

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News EHR Intelligence: A multi-year NORC Study looked at Health Information Exchanges More
Posted: 1.7.2015 3:13PM
News EHR Intelligence: NORC Expert Prashila Dullabh presents on health information exchange experiences More
Posted: 3.8.2013 3:59PM
Event Webinar: Patients Improve the Accuracy of their Medical Records, , Monday, February 04, 2013 More
Posted: 1.31.2013 5:08PM


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