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Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Diagnostic Quality Assurance
Document Number: 2018-16327
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Diagnostic Quality Assurance of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. Diagnostic Quality Assurance, PSO number P0170, submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment after receiving a Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-15751
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 10th, 2018 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2018-15105
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-15104
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Database.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-12767
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 14th, 2018 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
Document Number: 2018-12361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities of the Agency to carry out its mission. AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2018-12312
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a correction document in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018 regarding AHRQ Seeking Input on Library of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Resources. This document contained an error in the email address where comments should be submitted.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-11927
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and the MEPS Medical Provider Component.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-11926
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of AHRQ to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ``Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2018 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-11925
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on AHRQ-HS-18-001, ``Patient Safety Learning Laboratories: Pursuing Safety in Diagnosis and Treatment at the Intersection of Design, Systems Engineering, and Health Services Research (R18).'' Each SEP meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-11657
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2018-11472
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a document in the Federal Register of May 11, 2018 regarding AHRQ Seeking Input on Library of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Resources. This document contained an error and the deadline date has been extended.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-10090
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a comprehensive web-based Library of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Resources to help make available the PCOR research, findings, tools, and other resources that have been developed as a result of investments by public, private, nonprofit, and academic organizations. This Library of PCOR Resources includes PCOR findings and evidence- based tools that have appeared in the published literature, as well as studies and projects that are in progress. The information in this web-based library is intended to assist researchers who may be conducting new studies, as well as clinicians, policymakers, consumers, and others who are seeking access to evidence- based health information. Each resource provided in the library provides a summary and access to information on PCOR studies and related syntheses and translations. Through this Request for Information (RFI), AHRQ is seeking feedback about the Library of PCOR Resources and the materials that can be accessed there to gauge how well the Library and those materials meet the needs of potential users in the general public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-09934
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''
Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection
Document Number: 2018-09870
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of Common Formats for SurveillanceHospital Version 0.2 Beta for public review and comment.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2018-09744
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-08009
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Outcome Measure Repository (OMR).'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2018, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07064
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-06
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12). Each SEP meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-05067
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the NCH Healthcare System, PSO
Document Number: 2018-04217
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification from NCH Healthcare System of the voluntary relinquishment of its status as a PSO and has delisted it accordingly.
Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Document Number: 2018-04052
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites nominations of individuals qualified to serve as members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Request for Information Regarding Patient-Reported Outcome Measures
Document Number: 2018-04050
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ is seeking information submissions from the public. Information is being solicited to inform our work on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Access to information regarding physical function PRO measure use will assist the selection of measures for AHRQ's efforts to develop and implement user-friendly technical tools to collect and integrate PRO data in electronic health records or other health information technology products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2018-03964
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a document in the Federal Register of February 16, 2018 concerning the current use of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (AHRQ QIs) for quality improvement efforts. This document contained an incorrect deadline date.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Home Mechanical Ventilators
Document Number: 2018-03927
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Home Mechanical Ventilators, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence- based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2018-03926
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03855
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and the MEPS Medical Provider Component.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2017 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03854
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats.''
Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing for Quality Solutions
Document Number: 2018-03744
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. The listing for Quality Solutions has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03243
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-16
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking information from the public, hospitals and other health care organizations, clinicians, quality improvement experts, researchers, and quality measure developers about current use of the AHRQ Quality Indicators (AHRQ QIs) for quality improvement efforts. AHRQ recognizes that the AHRQ QIs have been adopted for other uses, but for the purpose of this RFI, the Agency is specifically seeking information about quality improvement initiatives such as those that seek to: Improve clinical practice (e.g., adherence to guidelines, coordination of care); improve patient safety or reduce harm; address disparities in health or care; improve prevention practices; and collaborate with community groups to improve health or care. AHRQ is also seeking information about the ways in which the Agency can increase use of the AHRQ QI measures for quality improvement, for example by refining measures, summarizing best practices, creating training materials, developing standardized metrics, and/or convening learning networks. To learn more about the AHRQ QIs, visit https://www.qualityindicators.ahrq.gov/.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-02289
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Expanding the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) with Persistently Elevated Infection Rates.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive public comments. In response to internal project team feedback, the proposed data collection has been modified in order to increase efficiency and decrease respondent burden. Modifications include consolidation of two data collection tools (the Team Checkup Tool and the ICU Assessment) into one ICU Assessment and decreasing the frequency of administration. The modifications also now require broad administration of the ICU Action Plan, which previously was administered only to those sites that had a site visit. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2018-01814
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-01515
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Outcome Measure Repository (OMR).''
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University Patient Safety Organization (RCHE Purdue PSO)
Document Number: 2017-27803
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University Patient Safety Organization (RCHE Purdue PSO) of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27664
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Each Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting ``AHRQ RFA-HS17-011, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) .''
Notice of an Upcoming Challenge Competition
Document Number: 2017-27663
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct a Challenge Competition in Fall 2018 to develop user-friendly technical tools to collect and integrate patient-reported outcome data in electronic health records or other health information technology products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-27605
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and the MEPS Medical Provider Component.''
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the American College of Physicians Patient Safety Organization
Document Number: 2017-22671
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the American College of Physicians Patient Safety Organization of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2017-22041
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2017-19643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2017-19621
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, AHRQ has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No substantive comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-19620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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: ``Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2017 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Quantros Patient Safety Center
Document Number: 2017-18707
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Quantros Patient Safety Center of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17502
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Specialty Benchmarks PSO
Document Number: 2017-17153
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the Specialty Benchmarks PSO of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Mobile Health Technology for Diabetes
Document Number: 2017-17152
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Mobile Health Technology for Diabetes, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ``Expanding the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) to Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in Intensive Care Units (ICU) with Persistently Elevated Infection Rates.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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: ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register titled ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Enhancing Surgical Care and Recovery,'' on May 18, 2017 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reapprove the proposed information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyInsurance Component.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 28, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No substantive comments were received; however changes have been made to the burden estimates in Exhibit 1, resulting in an increase of 1,316 burden hours. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-15883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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: ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 28, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No substantive comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: A Systematic Review Update
Document Number: 2017-15799
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Adult Women: A Systematic Review Update, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.