Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Outcome Measures, OMB No. 0915-0311-Revision, 17089 [2020-06352]

Download as PDF 17089 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 59 / Thursday, March 26, 2020 / Notices Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Outcome Measures, OMB No. 0915–0311— Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 Lisa Wright-Solomon, 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, all federal agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth has worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to use to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are to improve access to needed services, reduce rural practitioner isolation, improve health FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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. Comments on this ICR should be received no later than May 26, 2020. DATES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. ADDRESSES: system productivity and efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a performance monitoring website. New measures are being added to the Telehealth Network Grant Program to capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the impact and scope of federal funding along with assessing these efforts. The measures speak to OAT’s progress toward meeting the goals, specifically telehealth services delivered through Emergency Departments. 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 ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) .. 29 1 29 7 203 Total .............................................................................. 29 ........................ 29 ........................ 203 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. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. 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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, OMB No. 0915-0311--Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 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 ICR should be received no later than May 26, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 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 [email protected] or call Lisa Wright-
Solomon, 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, all federal agencies 
must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and 
objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth has worked 
with its grantees to develop performance measures to use 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 website. New 
measures are being added to the Telehealth Network Grant Program to 
capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the impact and 
scope of federal funding along with assessing these efforts. The 
measures speak to OAT's progress toward meeting the goals, specifically 
telehealth services delivered through Emergency Departments.
    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 ICR 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                       29               1              29               7             203
 Measurement System (PIMS)......
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    Total.......................              29  ..............              29  ..............             203
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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.

Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2020-06352 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]
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