Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8874-8875 [08-660]

Download as PDF 8874 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES The total cost to the Federal Government for this project is $399,970 over a two year period. The average annual cost is $199,985. The following is a breakdown of the average annual costs: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. $159,488.5 ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Direct Costs: Personnel .................... Consultancies .............. Data support ................ Indirect Costs: Indirect costs ............... Total ..................... 5,475 5,336.5 29,685 199,985 Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 6, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc.08–659 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4160–90–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Improving Quality through Health IT: Testing the Feasibility and Assessing the Impact of Using Existing Health IT Infrastructure for Better Care Delivery.’’ In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by e-mail at doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Improving Quality Through Health IT: Testing the Feasibility and Assessing the Impact of Using Existing Health IT Infrastructure for Better Care Delivery AHRQ proposes to assess how the use of health information technology (IT) can improve care delivery and outcomes in community health centers. AHRQ is specifically interested in improving the quality of care provided in a community clinic setting through better management of laboratory information. The study will measure the impact of health IT tools on two problems: duplicate laboratory tests and the failure PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to follow up on laboratory test results of HIV patients and women screened for cervical cancer. In addition, AHRQ will measure the impact of health IT on compliance with evidence-based guidelines for laboratory tests. The study will also investigate whether disparities between vulnerable populations and the general population exist in both laboratory screening rates and rates of abnormal laboratory test results without follow up. To assess the extent of these problems and the impact of health IT, AHRQ will evaluate both quantitative and qualitative components. The qualitative component will use interviews with key informants in two community health centers to gather data on laboratory information processes, laboratory information communication problems and use of health IT tools. Method of Collection Quantitative data will be collected directly from the clinical data warehouse used by the participating community health centers to routinely collect laboratory data. The collection will be accomplished using database reports. Qualitative data will be collected through key informant interviews conducted in each of the two participating community health centers. Key informants will include physicians, nurses, medical assistants, IT personnel, and administrators. The total number of interviews to be conducted at both sites is forty-one. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours. A total of forty-one in-person interviews will be conducted with administration and clinical personnel: eighteen interviews from administrative personnel and twenty-three interviews from clinical personnel. The question set is the same for both clinical and administrative personnel. The estimated time per response is 1.5 hours for a total of 61.5 burden hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized burden for the respondents’ time to provide the requested data. The hourly rate of $32.13 is a weighted average of the administrative personnel hourly wage of $19.68 and the clinical personnel hourly wage of $41.88. The total cost burden is $1,976. E:\FR\FM\15FEN1.SGM 15FEN1 8875 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 32 / Friday, February 15, 2008 / Notices EXHIBIT 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Data collection Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours In-person interviews ......................................................................................... 41 1 1.5 61.5 Total .......................................................................................................... 43 na na 61.5 EXHIBIT 2.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Data collection Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden In-person interviews ......................................................................................... 41 61.5 $32.13 $1,976 Total .......................................................................................................... 41 na na 1,976 * Based upon the actual site personnel wages. Clinical personnel averages are weighted by the number of physicians, nurses and medical assistants in the sample. Administrative personnel averages are weighted by the number of administrators, lab, IT and other support personnel. Total average is weighted by relative number of administrative and clinical personnel being interviewed. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government The total cost to the Federal Government for this project is $393,457 over a two-year period. The average annual cost is $196,728. the following is a breakdown of average annual costs: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Direct Costs: Personnel ...................... Consultancies ................ Data support .................. Travel ............................. Supplies ......................... IRB review ..................... Indirect Costs: Indirect costs 40% ......... $108,320 24,400 5,000 2,575 100 125 15:58 Feb 14, 2008 Dated: February 6, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 08–660 Filed 2–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–08–0493] 56,208 Request for Comments In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act legislation, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ’s health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 All comments will become a matter of public record. Jkt 214001 Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960, send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project 2009 and 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveys (YRBS) (OMB No. 0920–0493)—Reinstatement—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The purpose of this request is to obtain OMB approval to continue data collection for the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a school-based survey that has been conducted biennially since 1991. OMB approval for the 2005 YRBS and 2007 YRBS expired November 30, 2007 (OMB No. 0920– 0493). CDC seeks a three-year approval to conduct the YRBS in Spring 2009 and Spring 2011. Minor changes incorporated into this reinstatement request include: An updated title for the information collection, to accurately reflect the years in which the survey will be conducted; minor changes to the burden estimate; and minor changes to the data collection instrument. The YRBS assesses priority health risk behaviors related to the major preventable causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among both youth and young adults in the United States. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8874-8875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 08-660]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``Improving Quality through Health IT: Testing the Feasibility 
and Assessing the Impact of Using Existing Health IT Infrastructure for 
Better Care Delivery.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on 
this proposed information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by e-mail at 
doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov.
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by e-mail at 
doris.lefkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

Improving Quality Through Health IT: Testing the Feasibility and 
Assessing the Impact of Using Existing Health IT Infrastructure for 
Better Care Delivery

    AHRQ proposes to assess how the use of health information 
technology (IT) can improve care delivery and outcomes in community 
health centers. AHRQ is specifically interested in improving the 
quality of care provided in a community clinic setting through better 
management of laboratory information. The study will measure the impact 
of health IT tools on two problems: duplicate laboratory tests and the 
failure to follow up on laboratory test results of HIV patients and 
women screened for cervical cancer. In addition, AHRQ will measure the 
impact of health IT on compliance with evidence-based guidelines for 
laboratory tests. The study will also investigate whether disparities 
between vulnerable populations and the general population exist in both 
laboratory screening rates and rates of abnormal laboratory test 
results without follow up. To assess the extent of these problems and 
the impact of health IT, AHRQ will evaluate both quantitative and 
qualitative components. The qualitative component will use interviews 
with key informants in two community health centers to gather data on 
laboratory information processes, laboratory information communication 
problems and use of health IT tools.

Method of Collection

    Quantitative data will be collected directly from the clinical data 
warehouse used by the participating community health centers to 
routinely collect laboratory data. The collection will be accomplished 
using database reports. Qualitative data will be collected through key 
informant interviews conducted in each of the two participating 
community health centers. Key informants will include physicians, 
nurses, medical assistants, IT personnel, and administrators. The total 
number of interviews to be conducted at both sites is forty-one.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours. A total of 
forty-one in-person interviews will be conducted with administration 
and clinical personnel: eighteen interviews from administrative 
personnel and twenty-three interviews from clinical personnel. The 
question set is the same for both clinical and administrative 
personnel. The estimated time per response is 1.5 hours for a total of 
61.5 burden hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized burden for the 
respondents' time to provide the requested data. The hourly rate of 
$32.13 is a weighted average of the administrative personnel hourly 
wage of $19.68 and the clinical personnel hourly wage of $41.88. The 
total cost burden is $1,976.

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                                  Exhibit 1.--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                 Data collection                     Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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In-person interviews............................              41               1             1.5            61.5
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    Total.......................................              43              na              na            61.5
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                                  Exhibit 2.--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
                 Data collection                     Number of     Total burden     hourly wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours           rate*          burden
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In-person interviews............................              41            61.5          $32.13          $1,976
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    Total.......................................              41              na              na           1,976
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* Based upon the actual site personnel wages. Clinical personnel averages are weighted by the number of
  physicians, nurses and medical assistants in the sample. Administrative personnel averages are weighted by the
  number of administrators, lab, IT and other support personnel. Total average is weighted by relative number of
  administrative and clinical personnel being interviewed.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    The total cost to the Federal Government for this project is 
$393,457 over a two-year period. The average annual cost is $196,728. 
the following is a breakdown of average annual costs:

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Direct Costs:
    Personnel...........................................        $108,320
    Consultancies.......................................          24,400
    Data support........................................           5,000
    Travel..............................................           2,575
    Supplies............................................             100
    IRB review..........................................             125
Indirect Costs:
    Indirect costs 40%..................................          56,208
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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the above-cited Paperwork Reduction Act 
legislation, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested 
with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information necessary for the proper performance of 
AHRQ's health care research and health care information dissemination 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours 
and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information upon the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection.
    All comments will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: February 6, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 08-660 Filed 2-14-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-90-M