[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 93 (Friday, May 14, 2010)]
[Pages 27344-27345]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11566]



[Document Identifier: OS-0990-NEW; 30-day notice]

 Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment 

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 collection 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 
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your 
request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS 
document identifier, to [email protected], or call the 
Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-5683. Send written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections within 30 days 
of this notice directly to the OS OMB Desk Officer; faxed to OMB at 
    Proposed Project: Patient Perceptions of the Delivery of Health 
Care Through the Use of an Electronic Health Record (New)--OMB No. 
0990-NEW--Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
    Abstract: Recognizing the potential of health information 
technology (IT), Congress incorporated the Health Information 
Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act as part of the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and allocated

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$19.2 billion to meet the goal of meaningful use of certified EHRs for 
each person in the United States by 2014. The HITECH Act builds on 
existing federal efforts to encourage health IT adoption and use, and 
contains provisions that are expected to promote the widespread 
adoption of health IT among health care providers. Health IT experts 
agree that HITECH stimulus funds are likely to improve how physicians 
practice medicine for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and, 
ultimately, for advancing patient-centered medical care for all 
Americans. However, there is an evidence gap about patients' 
preferences and perceptions of delivery of health care services by 
providers who have adopted EHR systems in their practices.
    The goal of the Patient Perceptions of the Delivery of Health Care 
through the Use of an Electronic Health Record (Patient Perceptions of 
EHR) Study is to help policymakers understand how primary care 
practices' use of electronic health records (EHRs) affects consumers' 
satisfaction with (1) their medical care, (2) communication with their 
doctor, and (3) coordination of care. The research questions for the 
proposed Patient Perceptions of EHR Study are motivated by a concern 
that patients may have negative experiences as practices begin to use 

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                                    Number of    Average burden
            Forms                   Type of         Number of     responses per     hours per      Total burden
                                  respondent       respondents     respondent       response          hours
Screening and Recruitment      Staff at Primary              42               1           15/60             10.5
 Form for Primary Care          Care Practices.
Patient Survey...............  Patients at                  840               1           15/60            210
                                Primary Care
Patient Focus Group..........  Patients at                   20               1             1.5             30
                                Primary Care
    Total....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............            250.5

Seleda Perryman,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
[FR Doc. 2010-11566 Filed 5-13-10; 8:45 am]