Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Outcome Measures, 52880 [2016-18944]

Download as PDF 52880 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Notices Dated: August 5, 2016. Janice M. Soreth, Acting Associate Commissioner, Special Medical Programs. [FR Doc. 2016–19005 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Outcome Measures Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than October 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Outcome Measures. OMB No.: 0915–0311—Revision. Abstract: In order to help carry out its mission, the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) created a set of performance measures that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their services programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance reporting data. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: As required by the Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all federal agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the Advancement of DATES: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. SUMMARY: Telehealth (OAT) worked with its grantees to develop performance measures that are used to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are to: Improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a performance monitoring Web site. New measures are being added to the Telehealth Network Grant Program and all measures speak to OAT’s progress toward meeting the goals. Likely Respondents: Telehealth Network Grantees. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-18944]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Office for the Advancement of Telehealth 
Outcome Measures

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
no later than October 11, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Office for the Advancement of 
Telehealth Outcome Measures.
    OMB No.: 0915-0311--Revision.
    Abstract: In order to help carry out its mission, the Office for 
the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) created a set of performance 
measures that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their 
services programs and monitor their progress through the use of 
performance reporting data.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: As required by the 
Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all federal 
agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and 
objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) worked 
with its grantees to develop performance measures that are used to 
evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are 
to: Improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner 
isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and 
improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific 
indicators were designed to be reported through a performance 
monitoring Web site. New measures are being added to the Telehealth 
Network Grant Program and all measures speak to OAT's progress toward 
meeting the goals.
    Likely Respondents: Telehealth Network Grantees.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Performance Improvement                      200               2             400               7           2,800
 Measurement System (PIMS)......
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    Total.......................             200  ..............             400  ..............           2,800
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (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.

Jackie Painter,
Senior Advisor, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2016-18944 Filed 8-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P