[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28986-28987]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12337]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[Document Identifier: OS-0990-Ne30-day notice]


Agency Information Collection Request. 30-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 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 
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) 690-5683. 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 
202-395-5806.
    Proposed Project: Comprehensive Communication Campaign for HITECH 
Act-- OMB No. 0990-NEW-Office National Coordinator for Health 
Information Technology (ONC).
    Abstract: ONC requests OMB approval for a generic clearance for 
collecting information through a variety of research methods for 
developing and testing communications involving health information 
technology and health information privacy. This information will be 
used to assess the need for communications on specific topics and to 
assist in the development and modification of communication messages. 
ONC intends to utilize best practices for effective health 
communication research set forth by other DHHS agencies such as the 
National Cancer Institute.
    ONC must also understand the general beliefs of physicians and 
healthcare adjuncts. Prescribers and technicians, including nurses, 
play a key role in the use of health information technology. ONC must 
determine their informational needs and the most effective 
communication channels and formats for reaching and educating them 
about the transition to an electronic records environment. This 
information will allow ONC to engage healthcare professionals as 
partners in the transition.

               Table 1--Estimated Annual Reporting Burden, by Anticipated Data Collection Methods
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                                                     Number of     Frequency of      Hours per
                                                    respondents      response        response       Total hours
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General Public Focus Group Interviews...........             144               1            1.50             216
Screening for General Public Focus Group                   2,160               1           10/60             360
 Interviews.....................................
Web usability testing sessions..................             144               1            1.50             216
Screening for Web usability testing.............           2,160               1           10/60             360
Self-Administered Surveys.......................           2,000               1           15/60             500
Screening for Self-Administered Surveys.........           8,000  ..............           10/60           1,333
Omnibus Surveys.................................           2,000               1           10/60             333
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    TOTAL (General Public)......................          16,608  ..............  ..............           3,318
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Health Professional Focus Group Interviews......             144               1            1.50             216
Screening for Professional Focus Group                     2,160               1           10/60             360
 Interviews.....................................
Web usability testing sessions..................             144               1            1.50             216
Screening for Web usability testing.............           2,160               1           10/60             360
Self-Administered Surveys.......................           2,000               1           15/60             500
Screening for Self-Administered Surveys.........           8,000  ..............           10/60           1,333
Omnibus Surveys.................................           2,000               1           10/60             333
Health Professional Individual In-Depth                      100               1           45/60              75
 Interviews.....................................

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Screening for Health Professional Individual In-           1,000               1           10/60             167
 Depth Interviews...............................
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    TOTAL (Physician and Other Health                     17,708  ..............  ..............           3,560
     Professional)..............................
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    TOTAL (Overall).............................          34,316  ..............  ..............           6,878
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Mary Forbes,
Paperwork Reduction Act Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-12337 Filed 5-18-11; 8:45 am]
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