[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 53 (Friday, March 19, 2010)]
[Pages 13288-13289]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6020]



[Document Identifier OS-0990-; 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: 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

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posted on http://healthit.hhs.gov which will include the results and 

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                                     Number of    Average burden
               Type of respondent                    Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                     responses      respondent      (in hours)         hours
Non-Participating Household (Screened)..........          22,845               1            2/60             761
Eligible Household (Completes Survey)...........           2,570               1           20/60             857
    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............            1618

Seleda Perryman,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance 
[FR Doc. 2010-6020 Filed 3-18-10; 8:45 am]