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Download as PDF 54403 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices and the intended use(s) of survey data. Individuals and organizations contacted will be assured of the confidentiality of their replies under 42 U.S.C. 924(c). Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated burden hours for the medical offices’ time to participate in this one-time data collection. It is anticipated that an average of 20 persons (about 6 physicians and 14 staff) in each of the 350 medical offices will respond to the survey, resulting in 7000 responses (approximately 2,000 physicians and 5,000 staff). The Survey on Patient Safety and the Post-Survey Evaluation will be completed by both physicians and staff, while the Office Characteristics Survey will be completed by the office manager at each of the 350 participating medical offices. Each survey will require approximately 15 minutes to complete. The total annualized burden for the medical offices to participate in this project is estimated to be 3,588 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated cost burden to participate in this project. The total annualized cost burden, based on the burden hours and hourly rates of the physicians and staff, is estimated at $99,368. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Survey name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Survey on Patient Safety (SOPS) ................................................................... Office Characteristics Survey .......................................................................... Post-Survey Evaluation ................................................................................... 350 350 350 20 1 20 15/60 15/60 15/60 1,750 88 1,750 Total .......................................................................................................... 1,050 na na 3,588 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Survey name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Survey on Patient Safety (SOPS) ................................................................... Office Characteristics Survey .......................................................................... Post-Survey Evaluation ................................................................................... 350 350 350 1,750 88 1,750 $27.44 37.82 27.44 $48,020 3,328 48,020 Total .......................................................................................................... 1,050 3,588 na 99,368 * For the SOPS and Post-Survey Evaluation the wage rate is the national average wage for ‘‘healthcare practitioner and technical occupations.’’ For the Office Characteristics Survey the hourly wage is the national average wage for ‘‘medical and health services managers.’’ National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States 2006, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government The total cost to the Government for conducting this research will be approximately $340,000. This estimate includes the costs of medical office identification and recruitment; data collection and aggregation; shipping, inputting and cleaning of data; analysis and report writing. jlentini on PROD1PC65 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: September 9, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–21822 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] 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. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: ‘‘Conducting Measurement Activities in Support of the AHRQ Health IT Initiative.’’ 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 November 18, 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. E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 54404 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Conducting Measurement Activities in Support of the AHRQ Health IT Initiative Over the past 35 years, AHRQ and its predecessor agencies have made adoption of health information technology (IT) an agency priority. In addition, AHRQ-supported research has helped to demonstrate the potential of health IT to enhance health care quality and patient safety. As the lead federal research agency on the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care in America, AHRQ plays a central role in efforts to increase the adoption of health IT. Consistent with its mission, AHRQ proposes to develop measures of four indicators of performance of its health IT portfolio, namely: 1. Reduction in medication errors due to adoption of electronic prescribing systems; 2. The number of persons who can access their medication information online; 3. The number of clinicians who can electronically access evidence-based prevention or treatment information; and 4. The number of clinician organizations who have adopted evidence-based decision support technologies. While secondary data are available to calculate measures 1, 3 and 4 described above, no national data exist for measure #2. Thus, this proposed information collection relates to measure #2: The number of persons who can access their medication information online. This project is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory mandates to conduct and support research, evaluations and initiatives to advance information systems for health care improvement (42 U.S.C. 299b–3) and to promote innovations in evidence-based health care practices and technologies by conducting and supporting research on the development, diffusion, and use of health care technology (42 U.S.C. 299b–5(a)(1)). Method of Collection The data will be collected using a random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone survey of the U.S. adult population. To ensure a representative geographic distribution of the sample, the total sample will be allocated to each Census region in proportion to the total number of adults in each region. The survey will be administered in both English and Spanish. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 presents the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondents’ time to participate in this project. The telephone survey will be completed by 1,000 respondents and is expected to require 12 minutes to complete. The cognitive pretest interviews, which are used to refine and validate the survey instrument, will be completed by 18 respondents (9 English-speaking and 9 Spanishspeaking) and are expected to last one hour. The total burden hours are estimated to be 218 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the respondents’ time to participate in this project. The total cost burden is estimated to be $4,205. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Telephone Survey ............................................................................................ Cognitive Pretest Interview .............................................................................. 1000 18 1 1 12/60 1 200 18 Total .......................................................................................................... 1018 na na 218 Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Data collection Total burden hours EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Data collection Total burden hours Telephone Survey ............................................................................................ Cognitive Pretest Interview .............................................................................. 1000 18 200 18 $19.29 19.29 $3,858 347 Total .......................................................................................................... 1018 218 na 4,205 * Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States 2006, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government We are requesting approval for a onetime, one year, data collection effort. The estimated cost of this data collection is $310,067, which includes the cost of developing, administering and analyzing the survey. Exhibit 3 details labor hours, operational expenses (such as equipment, overhead, printing, and support staff), and any other expenses that would not have been incurred without this collection of information. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES EXHIBIT 3. ANNUAL COSTS FOR THE ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO CAN ACCESS THEIR MEDICATION INFORMATION ONLINE Annual cost Labor: 1,514 hours plus 42% fringe ........................................................................................................................................................ Data collection: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 $123,998 54405 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices EXHIBIT 3. ANNUAL COSTS FOR THE ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO CAN ACCESS THEIR MEDICATION INFORMATION ONLINE—Continued Annual cost Interviewer training, sample purchase, survey administration, data entry, toll calls ................................................................... Other direct costs: Computer charge, telephone/fax/teleconference, printing and duplication, travel ....................................................................... Indirect costs: Regular overhead, 46.5%; G&A ................................................................................................................................................... Contract Fee ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 101,775 25,602 Total .............................................................................................................................................................................................. $310,067 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, quality improvement and 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: September 9, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–21824 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–8003] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections 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 function; (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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Home and Community Based Waiver Requests and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 440.180 and 441.300–310; Use: Under a Secretarial waiver, States may offer a wide array of home and communitybased services to individuals who would otherwise require institutionalization. States requesting a waiver must provide certain assurances, documentation and cost and utilization estimates which are reviewed, approved and maintained for the purpose of identifying/verifying States’ compliance with such statutory and regulatory requirements. Form Number: CMS–8003 (OMB# 0938–0449); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 50; Total Annual Responses: 136; Total Annual Hours: 8,010. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30,274 28,418 Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on October 20, 2008. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395– 6974. Dated: September 11, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group. Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–21906 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2008–N–0038] Structured Product Labeling Content of Labeling and Electronic Drug Establishment Registration and Drug Listing for the Biologics Industry; Public Workshop AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled ‘‘Structured Product Labeling (SPL) Content of Labeling and Electronic Drug Establishment Registration and Drug Listing for the Biologics Industry.’’ The purpose of the public workshop is to provide the biologics industry with guidance on submitting to FDA content of labeling in SPL format, present an overview of FDA’s voluntary pilot program for electronic submission of drug establishment registration and drug E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 183 (Friday, September 19, 2008)]
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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: ``Conducting Measurement Activities in Support of the AHRQ 
Health IT Initiative.'' 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 November 18, 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

Conducting Measurement Activities in Support of the AHRQ Health IT 
Initiative

    Over the past 35 years, AHRQ and its predecessor agencies have made 
adoption of health information technology (IT) an agency priority. In 
addition, AHRQ-supported research has helped to demonstrate the 
potential of health IT to enhance health care quality and patient 
safety. As the lead federal research agency on the quality, safety, 
efficiency, and effectiveness of health care in America, AHRQ plays a 
central role in efforts to increase the adoption of health IT.
    Consistent with its mission, AHRQ proposes to develop measures of 
four indicators of performance of its health IT portfolio, namely:
    1. Reduction in medication errors due to adoption of electronic 
prescribing systems;
    2. The number of persons who can access their medication 
information online;
    3. The number of clinicians who can electronically access evidence-
based prevention or treatment information; and
    4. The number of clinician organizations who have adopted evidence-
based decision support technologies.
    While secondary data are available to calculate measures 1, 3 and 4 
described above, no national data exist for measure 2. Thus, 
this proposed information collection relates to measure 2: The 
number of persons who can access their medication information online.
    This project is being conducted pursuant to AHRQ's statutory 
mandates to conduct and support research, evaluations and initiatives 
to advance information systems for health care improvement (42 U.S.C. 
299b-3) and to promote innovations in evidence-based health care 
practices and technologies by conducting and supporting research on the 
development, diffusion, and use of health care technology (42 U.S.C. 
299b-5(a)(1)).

Method of Collection

    The data will be collected using a random-digit-dial (RDD) 
telephone survey of the U.S. adult population. To ensure a 
representative geographic distribution of the sample, the total sample 
will be allocated to each Census region in proportion to the total 
number of adults in each region. The survey will be administered in 
both English and Spanish.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 presents the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondents' time to participate in this project. The telephone survey 
will be completed by 1,000 respondents and is expected to require 12 
minutes to complete. The cognitive pretest interviews, which are used 
to refine and validate the survey instrument, will be completed by 18 
respondents (9 English-speaking and 9 Spanish-speaking) and are 
expected to last one hour. The total burden hours are estimated to be 
218 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the 
respondents' time to participate in this project. The total cost burden 
is estimated to be $4,205.

                                  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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Telephone Survey................................            1000               1           12/60             200
Cognitive Pretest Interview.....................              18               1               1              18
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................            1018              na              na             218
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                 Data collection                    respondents        hours        wage rate *       burden
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Telephone Survey................................            1000             200          $19.29          $3,858
Cognitive Pretest Interview.....................              18              18           19.29             347
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................            1018             218              na           4,205
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* Based upon the mean of the average wages, National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United
  States 2006, ``U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.''

Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government

    We are requesting approval for a one-time, one year, data 
collection effort. The estimated cost of this data collection is 
$310,067, which includes the cost of developing, administering and 
analyzing the survey. Exhibit 3 details labor hours, operational 
expenses (such as equipment, overhead, printing, and support staff), 
and any other expenses that would not have been incurred without this 
collection of information.

  Exhibit 3. Annual Costs for the Estimate of the Number of Persons Who
             Can Access Their Medication Information Online
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                                                            Annual cost
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Labor:
    1,514 hours plus 42% fringe.........................        $123,998
Data collection:

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    Interviewer training, sample purchase, survey                 30,274
     administration, data entry, toll calls.............
Other direct costs:
    Computer charge, telephone/fax/teleconference,                28,418
     printing and duplication, travel...................
Indirect costs:
    Regular overhead, 46.5%; G&A........................         101,775
Contract Fee............................................          25,602
                                                         ---------------
    Total...............................................        $310,067
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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 is necessary for the proper performance of 
AHRQ health care research, quality improvement and 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: September 9, 2008.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. E8-21824 Filed 9-18-08; 8:45 am]
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