Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 13900-13901 [E8-4928]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 13900 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 51 / Friday, March 14, 2008 / Notices information they receive from Goal Financial, require service providers by contract to implement and maintain appropriate safeguards, and monitor their safeguarding of personal information. 5. Evaluate and adjust its information security program in light of the results of testing and monitoring, any material changes to its operations or business arrangements, or any other circumstances that it knows or has reason to know may have a material impact on the effectiveness of its information security program. Part III of the proposed order requires that Goal Financial not violate any provision of the GLB Safeguards Rule and Privacy Rule. Part IV of the proposed order requires that Goal Financial obtain, within 180 days after being served with the final order approved by the Commission, and on a biennial basis thereafter for ten (10) years, an assessment and report from a qualified, objective, independent thirdparty professional, certifying that: (1) Goal Financial has in place a security program that provides protections that meet or exceed the protections required by Parts II and IIIA of the proposed order, and (2) its security program is operating with sufficient effectiveness to provide reasonable assurance that the security, confidentiality, and integrity of nonpublic personal information has been protected. This provision is substantially similar to comparable provisions obtained in prior Commission orders under the Safeguards Rule and Section 5 of the FTC Act. Parts V through IX of the proposed order are reporting and compliance provisions. Part V requires Goal Financial to retain documents relating to its compliance with the order. For most records, the order requires that the documents be retained for a five-year period. For the third-party assessments and supporting documents, Goal Financial must retain the documents for a period of three years after the date that each assessment is prepared. Part VI requires dissemination of the order now and in the future to persons with responsibilities relating to the subject matter of the order. Part VII ensures notification to the FTC of changes in company status. Part VIII mandates that Goal Financial submit an initial compliance report to the FTC, and make available to the FTC subsequent reports. Part IX is a provision ‘‘sunsetting’’ the order after twenty (20) years, with certain exceptions. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:17 Mar 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 The purpose of this analysis is to facilitate public comment on the proposed order. It is not intended to constitute an official interpretation of the proposed order or to modify its terms in any way. By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–5090 Filed 3–13–08: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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: ‘‘Focus Groups on Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic Health Information Systems.’’ 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 28th, 2007 and allowed 60 days for public comment. Comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. Comments on this notice must be received by May 13, 2008. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.letkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project: ‘‘Focus Groups on Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic Health Information Systems’’ This project will consist of focus groups to gain insights into healthcare consumers’ awareness and perceptions of Health Information Technology (IT), and how best to engage consumers in the development of these technologies. AHRQ has so far invested significant resources in initiatives to promote the planning and development of new Health IT that should improve healthcare, lower healthcare costs, and improve patient safety. For such benefits to be maximized, it is important to understand how consumers view Heath IT and how to engage them in the design and implementation of future innovations. AHRQ will conduct 20 focus groups (in addition to two pretest groups) with healthcare consumers, that is persons who have visited a healthcare provider (either for their own health or the health of a family member) in the previous two years. For the most part, the groups will be homogenous with respect to the presence or absence of either of the following characteristics: (a) Managing a chronic health condition (or the condition of a close family member), or (b) Having visited at least three healthcare providers in the past two years. Participants will be covered by a range of health insurance plans, and persons not covered by health insurance will also be recruited. Some groups will include only persons 2 enrolled in a Health Maintaince Organization (HMO). The data to be collected for this project will be in two form a) answers to a screener questionnaire designed to identify and recruit eligible participants, and b) verbal reports—i.e., focus group participants’ answers to questions posed by the moderator and reactions to comments of other group members. The focus group discussions will be audiotaped with participants’ consent and transcribed for analysis purposes. Method of Collection Participants will be screened for eligibility and recruited for the focus groups by telephone. The focus group sessions will be conducted in-person with approximately 10 persons per group. The focus group discussion will take approximately 2 hours, and we have assumed a 20-minute travel time (each way) per participant. Thus, focus group participation will require 2.67 hours per response. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13901 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 51 / Friday, March 14, 2008 / Notices TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Recruiting Screener Focus Group Discussion ................................................ Guide ............................................................................................................... 2,200 220 1 1 5/60 2.67 183 587 Total .......................................................................................................... 2,420 na na 770 Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Form name Total burden hours TABLE 2.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Recruiting Screener Focus Group Discussion ................................................ Guide ............................................................................................................... 2,200 220 183 587 $17 17 3,111 9,979 Total .......................................................................................................... 2,420 770 na 13,090 * Based upon the mean hourly wage of full-time workers, third-quarter of 2007. Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government All comments will become a matter of public record. Based on the current budget for the project, the total cost to the Federal Government is $257,474 ($251, 114 of contractor costs + $6,360 of travel and time cost for AHRQ employees) for the 18-month period from Oct. 1st, 2007 to March 31st, 2009. The annualized cost is approximately $171,649. This amount includes all direct and indirect costs of the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting phases of the study. The costs of Federal employees for monitoring the contract are $5,660. Dated: March 5, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–4928 Filed 3–13–08; 8:45 am] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:17 Mar 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: ‘‘Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AHRQ’s Grant-Supported Research on Healthcare Costs, Productivity, and Market Forces.’’ 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 28th, 2007 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 14, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 email at doris.1efkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Proposed Project: ‘‘Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AHRQ’s GrantSupported Research on Healthcare Costs, Productivity, and Market Forces’’ The proposed information collection will support AHRQ’s efforts to systematically review the effectiveness of its grant-supported research on healthcare costs, productivity, and market forces since the late 1990s. In the first phase of its ongoing evaluation, AHRQ determined it had funded 149 grants in the area of cost, productivity, organization and market forces since the late 1990s (Krissik, Lake and Gold, 2007). Prior to this proposed information collection, no evaluation of these grants and their effects has been conducted. Collecting such information through a survey of the 149 grantees will assist AHRQ in its mission of supporting the synthesis and dissemination of available scientific evidence for use by patients, consumers, practitioners, providers, purchasers, policymakers, and educators. The survey will provide information on grant activities that is not currently available, including update-to-date information on grantee dissemination E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 51 (Friday, March 14, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13900-13901]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-4928]


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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: ``Focus Groups on Consumer Engagement in Developing Electronic 
Health Information Systems.'' 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.
    This proposed information collection was previously published in 
the Federal Register on December 28th, 2007 and allowed 60 days for 
public comment. Comments were received. The purpose of this notice is 
to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 13, 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 email at 
doris.letkowitz@ahrq.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Project: ``Focus Groups on Consumer Engagement in Developing 
Electronic Health Information Systems''

    This project will consist of focus groups to gain insights into 
healthcare consumers' awareness and perceptions of Health Information 
Technology (IT), and how best to engage consumers in the development of 
these technologies. AHRQ has so far invested significant resources in 
initiatives to promote the planning and development of new Health IT 
that should improve healthcare, lower healthcare costs, and improve 
patient safety. For such benefits to be maximized, it is important to 
understand how consumers view Heath IT and how to engage them in the 
design and implementation of future innovations.
    AHRQ will conduct 20 focus groups (in addition to two pretest 
groups) with healthcare consumers, that is persons who have visited a 
healthcare provider (either for their own health or the health of a 
family member) in the previous two years. For the most part, the groups 
will be homogenous with respect to the presence or absence of either of 
the following characteristics: (a) Managing a chronic health condition 
(or the condition of a close family member), or (b) Having visited at 
least three healthcare providers in the past two years.
    Participants will be covered by a range of health insurance plans, 
and persons not covered by health insurance will also be recruited. 
Some groups will include only persons 2 enrolled in a Health Maintaince 
Organization (HMO).
    The data to be collected for this project will be in two form a) 
answers to a screener questionnaire designed to identify and recruit 
eligible participants, and b) verbal reports--i.e., focus group 
participants' answers to questions posed by the moderator and reactions 
to comments of other group members. The focus group discussions will be 
audio-taped with participants' consent and transcribed for analysis 
purposes.

Method of Collection

    Participants will be screened for eligibility and recruited for the 
focus groups by telephone. The focus group sessions will be conducted 
in-person with approximately 10 persons per group. The focus group 
discussion will take approximately 2 hours, and we have assumed a 20-
minute travel time (each way) per participant. Thus, focus group 
participation will require 2.67 hours per response. Estimated Annual 
Respondent Burden

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                                   Table 1.--Estimated annualized burden hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Recruiting Screener Focus Group Discussion......           2,200               1            5/60             183
Guide...........................................             220               1            2.67             587
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    Total.......................................           2,420              na              na             770
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                                   Table 2.--Estimated annualized cost burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                    Form name                       respondents        hours        wage rate*        burden
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Recruiting Screener Focus Group Discussion......           2,200             183             $17           3,111
Guide...........................................             220             587              17           9,979
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    Total.......................................           2,420             770              na         13,090
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* Based upon the mean hourly wage of full-time workers, third-quarter of 2007. Current Population Survey, U.S.
  Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    Based on the current budget for the project, the total cost to the 
Federal Government is $257,474 ($251, 114 of contractor costs + $6,360 
of travel and time cost for AHRQ employees) for the 18-month period 
from Oct. 1st, 2007 to March 31st, 2009. The annualized cost is 
approximately $171,649. This amount includes all direct and indirect 
costs of the design, data collection, analysis, and reporting phases of 
the study. The costs of Federal employees for monitoring the contract 
are $5,660.

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: March 5, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. E8-4928 Filed 3-13-08; 8:45 am]
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