“President Trump on Monday released his proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services, suggesting the elimination of funding for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and slashing budgets for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and HHS Office for Civil Rights.”

“The FY 2019 HHS budget includes $256 million to consolidate the activities of AHRQ, which supports health services research addressing patient safety and healthcare quality as well as the application of HIT, into the National Institutes of Health—as the National Institute for Research on Safety and Quality (NIRSQ)—to eliminate duplication and redundancies…” Read the full article here.

Source: Trump budget eliminates AHRQ, makes major cuts to OCR, ONC – By Greg Slabodkin, February 13, 2018. Health Data Management.



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