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.
Type of Information Collection Request: New collection.
Title of Information Collection: A National Survey to Measure the Adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR) among Physicians and Group Practices.
Frequency: One year.
Form/OMB No.: 0990-New.
Use: The Office of the Secretary will evaluate barriers and facilitators to acquisition of electronic record keeping in medical practices. This will allow the Secretary to identify policy choices to encourage use of EHR thereby improving the flow of medical information.
Frequency: One time reporting.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions.
Annual Number of Respondents: 6,000.
Total Annual Responses: 1.
Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.
Total Annual Hours: 1500.
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 Sherette.email@example.com, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received within 30 days of this notice directly to the Desk Officer at the address below: OMB Desk Officer: John Kraemer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: (OMB #0990-New), New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.Start Signature
Dated: April 17, 2007.
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-8049 Filed 4-26-07; 8:45 am]
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