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Office of the Secretary, HHS.




In compliance with section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is for renewal of the approved information collection assigned OMB control number 0955-0009, scheduled to expire on February 28, 2014. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public on this ICR during the review and approval period.


Comments on the ICR must be received on or before April 2, 2014.


Submit your comments to or via facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

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Information Collection Clearance staff, or (202) 690-6162.

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When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the OMB control number 0955-0009 and document identifier HHS-OS-21223-30D for reference.

Information Collection Request Title: Regional Extension Center Cooperative Agreement Program (CRM Tool)

OMB No.: 0955-0009

Abstract: The Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application is a nimble business intelligence tool being used by more than 1,500 users at ONC partner organizations and grantees. The CRM collects data from a large number of users throughout the United States who are “on the ground” helping healthcare providers adopt and optimize their IT systems, it provides near real-time data about the adoption, utilization, and meaningful use of EHR technology. Approximately half of all Primary Care Providers in the nation are represented in the CRM tool; data points include provider location, credential, specialty, whether live on an EHR and what system, whether they've reached MU, the time between these, and narrative barriers experienced by many of these.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The CRM tool supplements and is regularly merged with other data sources both within and outside of HHS and tracks program performance and progress towards milestones. Combined with ONC's internal analytical capacity, this data provides feedback that goes beyond anecdotal evidence and can be turned into tangible lessons learned that are used to focus policy and program efforts and ultimately achieve concrete outcomes.

Likely Respondents: Regional Extension Centers

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing Start Printed Page 11792and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Forms (If necessary)Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per response (hours)Total burden hours
CRM ToolRegional Extension Center62121.51080
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Darius Taylor,

Deputy, Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2014-04484 Filed 2-28-14; 8:45 am]