Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 30298-30299 [E9-14978]

Download as PDF 30298 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 121 / Thursday, June 25, 2009 / Notices positive for C. difficile toxin and abstract data on cases using a standardized case report form. For a subset of cases (e.g., communityassociated C. difficile cases) sites will administer a health interview. Remnant stool specimens from cases testing positive for C. difficile toxin will be submitted to reference laboratories for culturing, and isolates will be sent to CDC for confirmation and molecular typing. Outcomes of this surveillance project will include the populationbased incidence of community- and healthcare-associated CDI among participating EIP sites, characterization of C. difficile strains that are responsible for CDI in the population under surveillance with a focus on strains from community-associated cases, a description of the epidemiology of community- and healthcare-associated CDI, and hypothesis-generation for future activities using EIP CDI surveillance infrastructure. The proposed surveillance for CDI through the Emerging Infections Program will expand CDC capacity to monitor incidence of C. difficile in community and healthcare settings as well as to monitor and detect antimicrobial resistance. This activity supports the HHS Action Plan for elimination of healthcare-associated infections. CDC estimates that a total of 7,650 CDI Surveillance Case Report Forms (CRFs) will be completed during a oneyear study period on incident CDI cases within the EIP catchment area. Approximately 3,825 cases will require a completed CRF; the remaining 3,825 cases will only require a partially completed CRF. CDC estimates that 1,700 CDI Surveillance Health Interviews (HI) will be completed during a one-year study period. Surveillance Officers at the EIP sites will complete and submit the case report forms and health interviews. There are no costs to respondents. ESTIMATES OF ANNUALIZED BURDEN Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden (in hours) Form name Respondents CDI Surveillance Case Report Form—Complete. CDI Surveillance Case Report Form—Partial. CDI Surveillance Health Interview .... EIP Surveillance Officer ................... 10 383 1 3,830 EIP Surveillance Officer ................... 10 382 15/60 955 EIP Surveillance Officer ................... 10 170 45/60 1,275 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 6,060 Dated: June 17, 2009. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–14989 Filed 6–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Jun 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443– 1129. Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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 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. Proposed Project: HRSA/Bureau of Primary Health Care Capital Improvement Program Application Electronic Health Records (EHR) Readiness Checklist (OMB No. 0915– 0325)—Extension The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides $1.5 billion in grants to support ‘‘construction, renovation and equipment’’, and ‘‘the acquisition of health information technology systems, for health centers including health PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 center controlled networks receiving operating grants under section 330’’ of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b). HRSA is requesting extension of the approval of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Readiness Checklist portion of the application where applicants must provide information to demonstrate readiness for electronic health records if they propose to use funds for electronic health record (EHR) related purchases. Of the $1.5 billion, HRSA will award approximately $850 million, through limited competition grants, for one-time Capital Improvement Program (CIP) grant funding in fiscal year (FY) 2009 to support existing section 330 funded health centers. Funding under this opportunity will address pressing capital improvement needs in health centers, such as construction, repair, renovation, and equipment purchases, including health information technology systems. Applicants must provide information using the EHR Readiness Checklist that demonstrates comprehensive planning and readiness for implementing EHRs. The estimated annual burden is as follows: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 30299 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 121 / Thursday, June 25, 2009 / Notices Number of respondents Form Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours EHR Readiness Checklist .................................................... 568 1 568 .25 142 Total .............................................................................. 568 ........................ 568 ........................ 142 E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: June 19, 2009. Alexandra Huttinger, Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E9–14978 Filed 6–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Health Center Program AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of Noncompetitive Replacement Award to Community Health Center of Richmond. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will be transferring Health Center Program (section 330 of the Public Health Service Act) New Access Point funds originally awarded to William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc., to the Community Health Center of Richmond to ensure the provision of critical primary health care services to underserved populations in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Former Grantee of Record: William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc. Original Period of Grant Support: March 1, 2009, to February 28, 2011. Replacement Awardee: Community Health Center of Richmond. Amount of Replacement Award: $1,300,000. Period of Replacement Award: The period of support for the replacement award is March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2011. Authority: Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 245b. CFDA Number: 93.703. Justification for the Exception to Competition: The former grantee, William F. Ryan Community Health VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Jun 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 Center, Inc., notified HRSA that its original subrecipient, Community Health Center of Richmond, will directly initiate primary health care services in Staten Island to the more than 5,250 low income, underserved and uninsured individuals in the original service area, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, as had been proposed in a funded New Access Point grant application. Community Health Center of Richmond was identified as the provider of services on behalf of the William F. Ryan Community Health Center under the original application. Community Health Center of Richmond is an experienced provider of care to the original target population, has a demonstrated record of compliance with the Health Center Program statutory and regulatory requirements, can provide primary health care services immediately, and is located in the same geographical area where the William F. Ryan Community Health Center, Inc.’s services were to have been provided. Community Health Center of Richmond is a subrecipient of the former grantee and will be able to provide continuity of care to patients of the former grantee. This underserved target population has an immediate need for vital primary health care services and would be negatively impacted by any delay caused by a competition. As a result, in order to ensure that critical primary health care services are available to the original target population in a timely manner, this replacement award will not be competed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marquita Cullom-Stott via e-mail at MCullom-Stott@hrsa.gov or 301–594– 4300. Dated: June 18, 2009. Mary K. Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. E9–14980 Filed 6–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Request for Tools and Methods Used by Small- and Medium-Sized Practices for Analyzing and Redesigning Workflows Either Before or After Health Information Technology Implementation AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of request for information. SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request information from (1) small- and medium-sized practices about how they study or redesign their workflow, including information on the use of tools and methods for studying workflow, and (2) others (e.g., experts, vendors, professional associations) that have developed, implemented and used tools and methods for studying workflow in the context of health IT implementation and use. Workflow is defined as the way work is performed and patient-related information is communicated within small- and medium-sized practices and between those practices and external organizations such as community pharmacies and local hospitals. It is our understanding that there is currently no standard description of workflows for care processes that can be used to guide decisions of where and how to incorporate health information technology. This Request for Information is part of a three-pronged effort to scan the environment, the literature and knowledgeable and interested parties to produce a useful list of resources that may assist smalland medium-sized medical practices and clinics to consider the utility and potential effectiveness of incorporating health IT into the way they practice and communicate patient information. The responses to this request for information will be considered for reference and possible incorporation into an electronic toolkit to be made available on the Internet to assist small- and mediumsized practices in analyzing or E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 121 (Thursday, June 25, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more 
information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data 
collection plans and draft instruments, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 
call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) The proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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 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.

Proposed Project: HRSA/Bureau of Primary Health Care Capital 
Improvement Program Application Electronic Health Records (EHR) 
Readiness Checklist (OMB No. 0915-0325)--Extension

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides $1.5 
billion in grants to support ``construction, renovation and 
equipment'', and ``the acquisition of health information technology 
systems, for health centers including health center controlled networks 
receiving operating grants under section 330'' of the Public Health 
Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b). HRSA is requesting 
extension of the approval of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) 
Readiness Checklist portion of the application where applicants must 
provide information to demonstrate readiness for electronic health 
records if they propose to use funds for electronic health record (EHR) 
related purchases. Of the $1.5 billion, HRSA will award approximately 
$850 million, through limited competition grants, for one-time Capital 
Improvement Program (CIP) grant funding in fiscal year (FY) 2009 to 
support existing section 330 funded health centers. Funding under this 
opportunity will address pressing capital improvement needs in health 
centers, such as construction, repair, renovation, and equipment 
purchases, including health information technology systems. Applicants 
must provide information using the EHR Readiness Checklist that 
demonstrates comprehensive planning and readiness for implementing 
EHRs.
    The estimated annual burden is as follows:

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EHR Readiness Checklist.........             568               1             568             .25             142
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    E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports 
Clearance Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days 
of this notice.

    Dated: June 19, 2009.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E9-14978 Filed 6-24-09; 8:45 am]
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