[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67455-67456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28284]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[Document Identifier OMB No. 0990-0376; 60-day Notice]


Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), 
Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following 
summary of a proposed information collection request for public 
comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this 
burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, 
including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, email your 
request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS 
document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the 
Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be 
directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above email 
address within 60 days.
    Proposed Project: Generic Clearance for Communications Testing for 
Comprehensive Communication Campaign for HITECH Act--Revision--OMB No. 
0990-0376--Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology.
    Abstract: As part of the Health Information Technology for Economic 
and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009, ONC is proposing to 
conduct a nationwide communication campaign to meet the Congressional 
mandate to educate the public about privacy and security of 
electronically exchanged personal health information. ONC requires 
formative and process information about different segments of the 
public to conduct the campaign effectively. Data collection will occur 
continuously through the 24 months of the campaign and be used to 
inform campaign strategies, messages, materials and Web sites. Due to 
the growing use of mobile devices in exchanging personal health 
information electronically, ONC is proposing a revision of the 
currently approved collection to increase focus group burden hours and 
explore consumer attitudes and preferences regarding the communication 
of personal health information electronically using mobile devices. 
Additionally, an increase in burden hours is necessary to understand 
attitudes and preferences regarding how privacy and security 
information is presented to consumers electronically. ONC is 
collaborating with the HHS Office of Civil Rights to oversee the 
education and communication activities to build approval for HIT 
adoption and meaningful use, educate the public about privacy and 
security and increase participation in health information exchange.
    Electronic health information exchange promises an array of 
potential benefits for individuals and the U.S. health care system 
through improved health care quality, safety, and efficiency. At the 
same time, this environment also poses new challenges and opportunities 
for protecting health information, including methods for individuals to 
engage with their health care providers and affect how their health 
information may be exchanged.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
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                                                                                      Average
                                     Type of         Number of       Number of      burden  (in    Total burden
             Forms                 respondent       respondents    responses per    hours)  per        hours
                                                                    respondent       response
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Focus Group...................  General Public..             621               1             1.5             932
Focus Group screening.........  General Public..            5544               1           10/60             924
Web usability testing.........  General Public..             144               1             1.5             216
Web usability screening.......  General Public..            2160               1           10/60             360
Self-Administered Surveys.....  General Public..            2000               1           15/60             500
Self-Administered survey        General Public..            8000               1           10/60            1333
 screening.
Omnibus Surveys...............  General Public..            2000               1           10/60             333
Cognitive testing.............  General Public..              25               1               2              50
Focus Group...................  Health                       288               1             1.5             432
                                 Professional.
Screening.....................  Health                      4320               1           10/60             720
                                 Professional.
Web usability testing.........  Health                       144               1             1.5             216
                                 Professional.
Screening.....................  Health                      2160               1           10/60             360
                                 Professional.
Self-Administered Surveys.....  Health                      2000               1           15/60             500
                                 Professional.
Screening.....................  Health                      8000               1           10/60            1333
                                 Professional.
Omnibus Surveys...............  Health                      2000               1           10/60             333
                                 Professional.
In-Depth Interviews...........  Health                       100               1           45/60              75
                                 Professional.
Screening.....................  Health                      1000               1           10/60             167
                                 Professional.
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    Total (Overall)...........  ................          40,506  ..............  ..............           8,784
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Keith A. Tucker,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-28284 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]
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