Congress increasingly is talking a good game about the need to significantly enhance interoperability of health information technology systems, but the funding purse remains closed for now.

For two years, the Obama administration has shot for the moon with its budget request for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology—including a whopping $91.8 million for FY 2016. And for the third year, the initial budget proposal for ONC from the House is flat, about $63.387 million.

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