Agency Information Collection Request; 30-Day Public Comment Request, 6657-6658 [2021-01323]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Notices Coordinator for Health Information Technology (National Coordinator). The HITAC will hold public meetings throughout 2021. See list of public meetings below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Richie, Designated Federal Officer, at Lauren.Richie@hhs.gov, (202) 205–7674. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4003(e) of the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. 114–255) establishes the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (referred to as the ‘‘HITAC’’). The HITAC will be governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92– 463), as amended, (5 U.S.C. App.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of federal advisory committees. Composition The HITAC is comprised of at least 25 members, of which: • No fewer than 2 members are advocates for patients or consumers of health information technology; • 3 members are appointed by the HHS Secretary; Æ 1 of whom shall be appointed to represent the Department of Health and Human Services; and Æ 1 of whom shall be a public health official; • 2 members are appointed by the majority leader of the Senate; • 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; • 2 members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; • 2 members are appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; and • Other members are appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States. Members will serve for one-, two-, or three-year terms. All members may be reappointed for a subsequent three-year term. Each member is limited to two three-year terms, not to exceed six years of service. Members serve without pay, but will be provided per-diem and travel costs for committee services, if warranted. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Recommendations The HITAC recommendations to the National Coordinator are publicly available at https://www.healthit.gov/ topic/federal-advisory-committees/ recommendations-national-coordinatorhealth-it. Public Meetings The schedule of meetings to be held in 2021 is as follows: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 • January 13, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./ Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • February 10, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./ Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • March 10, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • April 15, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • May 13, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • June 9, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • July 14, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./Easter Time (virtual meeting) • September 9, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./ Eastern Time (virtual meeting) • November 10, 2021 from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m./ Eastern Time (virtual meeting) All meetings are open to the public. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed. For web conference instructions and the most up-to-date information, please visit the HITAC calendar on the ONC website, https:// www.healthit.gov/topic/federaladvisory-committees/hitac-calendar. Contact Person for Meetings: Lauren Richie, Lauren.Richie@hhs.gov. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Please email Lauren Richie for the most current information about meetings. Agenda: As outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act, the HITAC will develop and submit recommendations to the National Coordinator on the topics of interoperability, privacy and security, and patient access. In addition, the committee will also address any administrative matters and hear periodic reports from ONC. ONC intends to make background material available to the public no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. If ONC is unable to post the background material on its website prior to the meeting, the material will be made publicly available on ONC’s website after the meeting, at http:// www.healthit.gov/hitac. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person prior to the meeting date. An PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6657 oral public comment period will be scheduled at each meeting. Time allotted for each commenter will be limited to three minutes. If the number of speakers requesting to comment is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled public comment period, ONC will take written comments after the meeting. Persons attending in-person HITAC meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing wireless access or access to electrical outlets. ONC welcomes the attendance of the public at its HITAC meetings. Seating is limited at in-person meetings, and ONC will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Lauren Richie at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Notice of these meetings are given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App. 2). Dated: December 11, 2020. Lauren Richie, Designated Federal Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–01411 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier: OS–0990–New] Agency Information Collection Request; 30-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherrette Funn, Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or (202) 795–7714. When submitting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 6658 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 13 / Friday, January 22, 2021 / Notices comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–New–30D and project title for reference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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. Title of the Collection: HHS Teletracking COVID–19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID–19 Portal). Type of Collection: In use without an OMB number: OMB No. 0990–XXXX OS/OCIO. Abstract: The data collected through this ICR informs the Federal Government’s understanding of disease patterns and furthers the development of policies for prevention and control of disease spread and impact related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID–19). One of the most important uses of the data collected through this ICR is to determine critical allocations of limited supplies (e.g., protective equipment and medication). For instance, this collection has been used to distribute Remdesivir, a vital therapeutic that HHS distributes to the American healthcare system, via distinct data calls on regular intervals. As of July 10, HHS reduced the number requests for data from hospitals to support allocations of Remdesivir. HHS has stopped sending out one-time requests for data to aid in the distribution of Remdesivir or any other treatments or supplies. This consolidated daily reporting is the only mechanism used for the distribution calculations, and daily reports are needed to ensure accurate calculations. Type of respondent: We acknowledge the burden placed on many hospitals, including resource constraints, and have allowed for some flexibilities, such as back-submissions or submitting every business days, with the understanding that respondents may not have sufficient staff working over the weekend. It is our belief that collection of this information daily is the most effective way to detect outbreaks and needs for Federal assistance over time, by hospital and geographical area, and to alert the appropriate officials for action. It’s requested that 5,500 hospitals, submit data daily on the number of patients tested for COVID–19, as well as information on bed capacity and requirements for other supplies. The HHS Teletracking COVID–19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID–19 Portal) includes some data that were initially submitted by hospitals to HHS through CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID–19 Module (OMB Control No. 0920–1290, approved 03/26/2020). Over the last several months time, the guidance for which data elements should be sent to HHS and through which method was updated at the request of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and other leaders to better inform the response. ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOUR TABLE Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Form name Hospitals ........................................... HHS Teletracking COVID–19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID–19 Portal). 5,500 365 1.5 3,011,250 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 3,011,250 Dated: January 14, 2021. Sherrette A. Funn, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–01323 Filed 1–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Number responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:27 Jan 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 as amended. The grant applications and/or contract proposals and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group; Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Biology Subcommittee. Date: March 5, 2021. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6710B Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817 (Video-Assisted Meeting). Contact Person: Luis E. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 13 (Friday, January 22, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6657-6658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[Document Identifier: OS-0990-New]


Agency Information Collection Request; 30-Day Public Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and 
Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed 
collection for public comment.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before February 22, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherrette Funn, [email protected] 
or (202) 795-7714. When submitting

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comments or requesting information, please include the document 
identifier 0990-New-30D and project title for reference.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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.
    Title of the Collection: HHS Teletracking COVID-19 Portal (U.S. 
Healthcare COVID-19 Portal).
    Type of Collection: In use without an OMB number: OMB No. 0990-XXXX 
OS/OCIO.
    Abstract: The data collected through this ICR informs the Federal 
Government's understanding of disease patterns and furthers the 
development of policies for prevention and control of disease spread 
and impact related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). One of the 
most important uses of the data collected through this ICR is to 
determine critical allocations of limited supplies (e.g., protective 
equipment and medication). For instance, this collection has been used 
to distribute Remdesivir, a vital therapeutic that HHS distributes to 
the American healthcare system, via distinct data calls on regular 
intervals. As of July 10, HHS reduced the number requests for data from 
hospitals to support allocations of Remdesivir. HHS has stopped sending 
out one-time requests for data to aid in the distribution of Remdesivir 
or any other treatments or supplies. This consolidated daily reporting 
is the only mechanism used for the distribution calculations, and daily 
reports are needed to ensure accurate calculations.
    Type of respondent: We acknowledge the burden placed on many 
hospitals, including resource constraints, and have allowed for some 
flexibilities, such as back-submissions or submitting every business 
days, with the understanding that respondents may not have sufficient 
staff working over the weekend. It is our belief that collection of 
this information daily is the most effective way to detect outbreaks 
and needs for Federal assistance over time, by hospital and 
geographical area, and to alert the appropriate officials for action. 
It's requested that 5,500 hospitals, submit data daily on the number of 
patients tested for COVID-19, as well as information on bed capacity 
and requirements for other supplies.
    The HHS Teletracking COVID-19 Portal (U.S. Healthcare COVID-19 
Portal) includes some data that were initially submitted by hospitals 
to HHS through CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 
Module (OMB Control No. 0920-1290, approved 03/26/2020). Over the last 
several months time, the guidance for which data elements should be 
sent to HHS and through which method was updated at the request of the 
White House Coronavirus Task Force and other leaders to better inform 
the response.

                                          Annualized Burden Hour Table
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                                                                                      Average
                                                     Number of        Number        burden per     Total burden
      Type of respondent            Form name       respondents    responses per   response  (in       hours
                                                                    respondent        hours)
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Hospitals.....................  HHS Teletracking           5,500             365             1.5       3,011,250
                                 COVID-19 Portal
                                 (U.S.
                                 Healthcare
                                 COVID-19
                                 Portal).
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............       3,011,250
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    Dated: January 14, 2021.
Sherrette A. Funn,
Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer, Office of the 
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-01323 Filed 1-21-21; 8:45 am]
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