[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 94 (Tuesday, May 18, 2021)]
[Pages 26923-26924]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-10409]



Indian Health Service

120 Day Proposed Information Collection: Tribal Investment in 
Commercial Electronic Health Records

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, HHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Indian Health Service (IHS) takes this opportunity to provide 
information on a new Office of Management and Budget (OMB) information 
collection, Control Number 0917-XXXX, titled, ``Tribal Investment in 
Commercial Electronic Health Records.'' This proposed information 
collection project has been granted an emergent review by OMB. The 
purpose of this notice is to provide the public a notice of the 
information sent directly to OMB.
    A copy of the supporting statement is available at 
www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).

DATES: September 15, 2021. Any comments regarding this information 
collection are best assured of having full effect if received within 
120 days of the date of this publication.
    Direct Your Comments to OMB: Send your comments and suggestions 
regarding the proposed information collection contained in this notice, 
especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated 
response time to: Office of Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory 
Affairs, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Attention: Desk Officer for IHS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information, 
please contact IHS by one of the following methods:
     Mail: Mitchell Thornbrugh, Director, Office of Information 
Technology, Indian Health Service, DHHS, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857.
     Phone: (240) 620-3117.
     Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The IHS has requested emergency review of 
this information collection by OMB, as authorized by section 3507(j) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Agency gathers comments 
concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of 
information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (d) ways we could minimize the 
burden of the collection of the information on the respondents.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB Control Number.
    Title of Proposal: Tribal Investment in Commercial Electronic 
Health Records.
    Type of Information Collection Request: EMERGENCY REQUEST.
    OMB Control Number: To be assigned.
    Need and Use of Information Collection: In the Explanatory 
Statement accompanying the 2021 Consolidation Appropriation Act, 
Congress directed IHS ``to report back within 120 days of enactment of 
this Act with a list of Tribes that currently maintain their own non-
RPMS electronic health record systems along with cost estimates 
required for those Tribes to implement, maintain, and make any 
necessary upgrades to these systems.'' Because the IHS does not 
routinely collect or maintain this information, the Agency needs to 
issue a data call to Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations in order to 
prepare the required report to the requesting Committees.
    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: New request.
    Form(s): Spreadsheet (or form).
    Agency Form Numbers: None.
    Members of Affected Public: Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations.
    The table below provides: Type of data collection instrument, 
Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, 
Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total 
annual burden hour(s).

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                                                     Number of                      Burden per
  Data collection instrument         Type of       responses per   Total annual      response        Estimated
                                   respondents      respondent       response         (hours)      burden hours
Spreadsheet (1 page)..........  Tribes & Urban                 1             N/A               1               1
                                 Indian Orgs.
    Total (est.)..............  ................              40  ..............              40              40

    There are no direct costs to respondents to report.

Elizabeth Fowler,
Acting Director, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-10409 Filed 5-17-21; 8:45 am]