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Information Technology

​NORC offers a full range of information technology, data collection, and analytic capabilities
delivered in an integrated manner.  NORC’s IT staff includes software developers, database and systems analysts, network engineers, business analysts, technical architects, and computer security experts.  This group provides programming support to all projects, including designing, implementing, and supporting applications for data collection and analysis.  A dedicated Project Management Office, including many PMI certified project managers, coordinates the complicated array of tasks required to deliver IT support.  NORC also features a robust IT infrastructure, including a private high-speed WAN, secure remote access systems, secure Internet, a fully automated and distributed high-capacity telephone survey center, and data centers equipped with high-performance servers and large capacity storage units.

Specific areas of expertise include:

Representative Projects

Continuation of OMH Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) Development Project. NORC has been contracted by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), to develop and implement a web-based system for collecting, reporting, disseminating/sharing performance- and results-oriented data and information relative to OMH’s mission.  The Performance Improvement and Management System (PIMS) is an integrated, one-stop, web-based tool and resource to help OMH and other stakeholders to improve the strategic focus of their efforts, use evidence-based performance measures and practices in program planning and evaluation, and improve evaluation of program activities to determine outcomes and impacts achieved. 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

MCC Impact Evaluation Services in Benin. NORC is designing, coordinating, and implementing rigorous impact evaluations of the Access to Land and Access to Credit components of MCC's programs in Benin. The impact evaluations will measure the contribution of these interventions to changing household income in the project intervention areas as well as examine the total value of additional investment on targeted rural land parcels. 
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Sustaining a Virtual Community. Led by Harvard Business School Professor Josh Lerner, PCRI is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Brookings Institution, and the Association of Corporate Growth. PCRI's overarching mission is to promote a better understanding of the Private Capital Industry. More

The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO). The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) is a 10-year contract funded by the State of Maine and  awarded to Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), NORC, and PCG Consulting (PCG). The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) was established by the Maine Legislature in 1996 as an independent executive agency responsible for the collection of clinical and financial health care information and created the nation's first All Payer Claims Database (APCD) in 2003. The MHDO contracted with the HSRI/NORC/PCG Team to transform the MHDO's current structure, technology, and overall APCD operations.   More

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Contacts

Ronald J. Jurek

(312) 759-2386

Jeffrey Hackett

(312) 759-4266

NORC Experts

Ronald J. Jurek

Ronald J. Jurek
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations