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Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E8–8705 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–29–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: ‘‘Feasibility of secure messaging for pediatric patients with chronic disease: Pilot implementation in pediatric respiratory medicine.’’ 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 February 15th, 2008 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No 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 23, 2008. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ’s OMB Desk Officer by fax at (202) 395–6974 (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer) or by email at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ’s desk officer). E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 21955 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices 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 ‘‘Feasibility of secure messaging for pediatric patients with chronic disease: Pilot implementation in pediatric respiratory medicine.’’ AHRQ proposes to evaluate how the implementation of a secure e-mail messaging (e-messaging) system between clinicians and adolescent patients affects: (1) Time spent by providers communicating with patients, (2) Emergency Department utilization for medication refills, and (3) qualitative satisfaction with care of the patients. The study will be conducted in the Yale University School of Medicine Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Clinic Several studies have evaluated the use of e-mail between providers and patients and found that it is typically satisfactory to both, has not been abused by patients, and has not been used inappropriately for urgent items. Studies have not evaluated the use of emailing or secure messaging by children or adolescents with chronic diseases as well as their families. The setting of chronic disease provides a natural forum for discussion about the use of such technologies since these families may need more frequent contact with their care-providers, need more frequent medication refills, and may have close relationships with their providers that encourage a communication genre such as secure messaging. In particular, because many adolescents are comfortable with text messaging and email, the investigators hypothesize that adolescent patients themselves may feel empowered to contact their providers using this medium. This potential shift to having adolescents communicate with the providers presents two main hypotheses of interest. (1) Adolescents may be more prone to send a message that may be of an urgent nature because of the sense that messaging is ‘‘instant’’ as well as a possible feeling of more privacy. This issue presents the concern that adolescents in particular could send a secure message about information that is potentially urgent in nature such as a severe asthma exacerbation or suicidal ideation. Such messages will need immediate attention. (2) Adolescents may be more apt to disclose questions about their care that they would not have otherwise brought up with the provider. By giving adolescents a medium where they feel comfortable communicating, clinicians may be able to better meet the medical and psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families. Method of Collection The project will include 300 patient/ family participants and 138 provider EXHIBIT 1. participants. Data will be collected from (1) E-messaging content, to understand what children, adolescents and their parents will send in secure messages to their provider; (2) a survey, to determine the demographic characteristics of the patients and their family; and (3) qualitative interviews with patients and their families and clinic staff, to assess their attitudes and satisfaction with emessaging. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours. Each of the 300 patient/family participants will complete a demographic survey and use the e-messaging system, sending an average of one e-message per month. Thirty of the patient/family participants will be randomly selected to participate in a qualitative interview. Each of the 138 provider participants will use the emessaging system, responding to about twenty six e-messages per year, and keep a pre- and post-intervention log of patient/provider communications. Ten provider participants will be randomly selected to participate in a qualitative interview. The total burden for all participants is estimated to be 1,898 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the participants’ time to participate in this study. The total cost burden for all participants is estimated to be $66,114. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Interview participants Patient/Family Participants: Demographic Survey ................................................................................ E-messaging ............................................................................................. Qualitative Interview ................................................................................. Provider Participants: E-messaging ................................................................................................ Qualitative Interviews ............................................................................... Pre-intervention Provider Log ................................................................... Post-intervention Provider Log ................................................................. Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours 300 300 30 10/60 15/60 30/60 50 900 15 138 10 138 138 26 1 1 1 15/60 30/60 6/60 6/60 900 5 14 14 438 Total ................................................................................................... 1 12 1 na na 1,898 Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden EXHIBIT 2.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Interview participants Patient/Famly Participants: Demographic Survey ................................................................................ E-messaging ............................................................................................. Qualitative Survey .................................................................................... Provider Participants: E-messaging ............................................................................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 300 300 30 50 900 15 $26.20 $26.20 $26.20 $1,310 $23,580 $393 138 900 $43.78 $39,402 E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 21956 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices EXHIBIT 2.—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN—Continued Number of respondents Interview participants Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden Qualitative Interviews ............................................................................... Pre-intervention Provider Log ................................................................... Post-intervention Provider Log ................................................................. 10 138 138 5 13.8 13.8 $43.78 $43.78 $43.78 $219 $605 $605 Total ................................................................................................... 438 1,898 na $66,114 * For Patient/Family Participants: Based upon the mean of the average wages for all occupations, National Compensation Survey, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ * For Provider Participants: Based upon the mean of the average wages for physicians ($65.54/hr) and nurses ($43.85/hr) in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania region, National Compensation Survey, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ For Pulmonary Fellows: Based upon internal Yale University School of Medicine data. 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 Direct Costs: Personnel ........................ Consultancies ................. Data support ................... Indirect Costs: Indirect costs .................. Total ............................ $159,488.5 5,475 5,336.5 29,685 $199,985 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 10, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–8445 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Request for nominations for public members. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 931 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), 42 U.S.C. 299c, established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities of the Agency to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Seven current members’ terms will expire in November 2008. To fill these positions in accordance with the legislative mandate establishing the Council, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished: (1) In the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) in the practice of medicine; (4) in other health professions; (5) in representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care. Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the summary above. DATES: Nominations should be received on or before June 15, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nominations should be sent to Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 3238, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations also may be faxed to (301) 427–1341. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Deborah Queenan, AHRQ, at (301) 427– 1330. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 931 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c, provides that the Secretary shall appoint to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality twenty-one appropriately qualified individuals. At least seventeen members shall be representatives of the public and at least one member shall be a specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of the professions or fields listed in the above summary. In addition, the Secretary designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other Federal agencies specified in the authorizing legislation, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ’s Director on the direction of and programs undertaken by AHRQ. Seven individuals will be selected presently by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2009. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Selfnominations are accepted. Nominations shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions and research grants ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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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: ``Feasibility of secure messaging for pediatric patients with 
chronic disease: Pilot implementation in pediatric respiratory 
medicine.'' 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 February 15th, 2008 and allowed 60 days for 
public comment. No 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 23, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: AHRQ's OMB Desk 
Officer by fax at (202) 395-6974 (attention: AHRQ's desk officer) or by 
e-mail at OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov (attention: AHRQ's desk 
officer).

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    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

    ``Feasibility of secure messaging for pediatric patients with 
chronic disease: Pilot implementation in pediatric respiratory 
medicine.''
    AHRQ proposes to evaluate how the implementation of a secure e-mail 
messaging (e-messaging) system between clinicians and adolescent 
patients affects: (1) Time spent by providers communicating with 
patients, (2) Emergency Department utilization for medication refills, 
and (3) qualitative satisfaction with care of the patients. The study 
will be conducted in the Yale University School of Medicine Pediatric 
Respiratory Medicine Clinic
    Several studies have evaluated the use of e-mail between providers 
and patients and found that it is typically satisfactory to both, has 
not been abused by patients, and has not been used inappropriately for 
urgent items. Studies have not evaluated the use of e-mailing or secure 
messaging by children or adolescents with chronic diseases as well as 
their families. The setting of chronic disease provides a natural forum 
for discussion about the use of such technologies since these families 
may need more frequent contact with their care-providers, need more 
frequent medication refills, and may have close relationships with 
their providers that encourage a communication genre such as secure 
messaging. In particular, because many adolescents are comfortable with 
text messaging and e-mail, the investigators hypothesize that 
adolescent patients themselves may feel empowered to contact their 
providers using this medium. This potential shift to having adolescents 
communicate with the providers presents two main hypotheses of 
interest. (1) Adolescents may be more prone to send a message that may 
be of an urgent nature because of the sense that messaging is 
``instant'' as well as a possible feeling of more privacy. This issue 
presents the concern that adolescents in particular could send a secure 
message about information that is potentially urgent in nature such as 
a severe asthma exacerbation or suicidal ideation. Such messages will 
need immediate attention. (2) Adolescents may be more apt to disclose 
questions about their care that they would not have otherwise brought 
up with the provider. By giving adolescents a medium where they feel 
comfortable communicating, clinicians may be able to better meet the 
medical and psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families.

Method of Collection

    The project will include 300 patient/family participants and 138 
provider participants. Data will be collected from (1) E-messaging 
content, to understand what children, adolescents and their parents 
will send in secure messages to their provider; (2) a survey, to 
determine the demographic characteristics of the patients and their 
family; and (3) qualitative interviews with patients and their families 
and clinic staff, to assess their attitudes and satisfaction with e-
messaging.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours. Each of the 
300 patient/family participants will complete a demographic survey and 
use the e-messaging system, sending an average of one e-message per 
month. Thirty of the patient/family participants will be randomly 
selected to participate in a qualitative interview. Each of the 138 
provider participants will use the e-messaging system, responding to 
about twenty six e-messages per year, and keep a pre- and post-
intervention log of patient/provider communications. Ten provider 
participants will be randomly selected to participate in a qualitative 
interview. The total burden for all participants is estimated to be 
1,898 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the 
participants' time to participate in this study. The total cost burden 
for all participants is estimated to be $66,114.

                                  Exhibit 1. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
             Interview participants                  Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Patient/Family Participants:
    Demographic Survey..........................             300               1           10/60              50
     E-messaging................................             300              12           15/60             900
    Qualitative Interview.......................              30               1           30/60              15
Provider Participants:
  E-messaging...................................             138              26           15/60             900
    Qualitative Interviews......................              10               1           30/60               5
    Pre-intervention Provider Log...............             138               1            6/60              14
    Post-intervention Provider Log..............             138               1            6/60              14
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Total...................................             438              na              na           1,898
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                                  Exhibit 2.--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
             Interview participants                 respondents        hours        wage rate*        burden
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Patient/Famly Participants:
    Demographic Survey..........................             300              50          $26.20          $1,310
    E-messaging.................................             300             900          $26.20         $23,580
    Qualitative Survey..........................              30              15          $26.20            $393
Provider Participants:
    E-messaging.................................             138             900          $43.78         $39,402

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    Qualitative Interviews......................              10               5          $43.78            $219
    Pre-intervention Provider Log...............             138            13.8          $43.78            $605
    Post-intervention Provider Log..............             138            13.8          $43.78            $605
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Total...................................             438           1,898              na         $66,114
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* For Patient/Family Participants: Based upon the mean of the average wages for all occupations, National
  Compensation Survey, ``U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.''
* For Provider Participants: Based upon the mean of the average wages for physicians ($65.54/hr) and nurses
  ($43.85/hr) in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania region, National Compensation Survey,
  ``U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.'' For Pulmonary Fellows: Based upon internal Yale
  University School of Medicine data.

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    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:

Direct Costs:
  Personnel............................................       $159,488.5
  Consultancies........................................          5,475
  Data support.........................................          5,336.5
Indirect Costs:
  Indirect costs.......................................         29,685
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    Total..............................................       $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: April 10, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
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