The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s plan to establish a $5 million Health IT Safety Center remains up in the air due to Congress’ refusal to authorize funds for the center.

“It is not funded—that’s a reality,” Andrew Gettinger, M.D., acting director of ONC’s Office of Clinical Quality and Safety, told Health Data Management at HIMSS15 in Chicago. “We would like it to be funded. We have put it in our budget. We will continue to put it in our budget.”

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