[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 28, 2009)]
[Pages 55554-55555]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25935]



[Document Identifier: OS-0990-New]

Agency Information Collection Request; 60-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 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, 
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) 690-6162. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be 
directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail 
address within 60-days.
    Proposed Project: Attitudes Toward Electronic Health Information 
Exchange and Associated Privacy and Security Aspects--OMB No. 0990-NEW-
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
    Abstract: 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. Health information technology and 
electronic health information exchange may also provide individuals 
with new, more effective methods to engage with their health care 
providers and affect how their health information may be exchanged. 
Based on findings from a comprehensive literature review, little is 
known about individuals' attitudes toward electronic health information 
exchange and the extent to which they are interested in determining by 
whom and how their health information is exchanged. The proposed 
information collection will permit us to better understand individuals' 
attitudes toward electronic health information exchange and its 
associated privacy and security aspects as well as inform policy and 
programmatic objectives.
    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology (ONC) is proposing to conduct a nationwide survey which will 
use computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI) to interview a 
representative sample of the general U.S. population. Data collection 
will take place over the course of eight weeks. The data will be 
analyzed using statistical methods and a draft report will be prepared. 
ONC will hold a web seminar prior to the publication of the final 
report to convey the findings to the general public. A final report 
will be posted on http://healthit.hhs.gov which will include the 
results and analysis.

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                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                                     Number of        Average
             Forms                   Type of         Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                   respondent       respondents     respondent     per response        hours
Screening Form................  Non-                      22,845               1            2/60             761
Interview Form................  Eligible                   2,570               1           14/60             600
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............            1361

Seleda Perryman,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
[FR Doc. E9-25935 Filed 10-27-09; 8:45 am]