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, email 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) 690-5683. 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: Generic Clearance for Communications Testing for Comprehensive Communication Campaign for HITECH Act—Revision—OMB No. 0990-0376—Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
Abstract: As part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) of 2009, ONC is proposing to conduct a nationwide communication campaign to meet the Congressional mandate to educate the public about privacy and security of electronically exchanged personal health information. ONC requires formative and process information about different segments of the public to conduct the campaign effectively. Data collection will occur continuously through the 24 months of the campaign and be used to inform campaign strategies, messages, materials and Web sites. Due to the growing use of mobile devices in exchanging personal health information electronically, ONC is proposing a revision of the currently approved collection to increase focus group burden hours and explore consumer attitudes and preferences regarding the communication of personal health information electronically using mobile devices. Additionally, an increase in burden hours is necessary to understand attitudes and preferences regarding how privacy and security information is presented to consumers electronically. ONC is collaborating with the HHS Office of Civil Rights to oversee the education and communication activities to build approval for HIT adoption and meaningful use, educate the public about privacy and security and increase participation in health information exchange.
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, including methods for individuals to engage with their health care providers and affect how their health information may be exchanged.
Estimated Annualized Burden Table
|Forms||Type of respondent||Number of respondents||Number of responses per
respondent||Average burden per response
(in hours)||Total burden
|Focus Group||General Public||621||1||1.5||932|
|Focus Group screening||General Public||5,544||1||10/60||924|
|Web usability testing||General Public||144||1||1.5||216|
|Web usability screening||General Public||2,160||1||10/60||360|
|Self-Administered Surveys||General Public||2,000||1||15/60||500|
|Self-Administered survey screening||General Public||8,000||1||10/60||1,333|
|Omnibus Surveys||General Public||2,000||1||10/60||333|
|Cognitive testing||General Public||25||1||2||50|
|Focus Group||Health Professional||288||1||1.5||432|
|Web usability testing||Health Professional||144||1||1.5||216|
|Self-Administered Surveys||Health Professional||2,000||1||15/60||500|
|Omnibus Surveys||Health Professional||2,000||1||10/60||333|
|In-Depth Interviews||Health Professional||100||1||45/60||75|
Keith A. Tucker,
Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-4033 Filed 2-21-12; 8:45 am]
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