The National Institutes of Health is getting a major funding boost from House appropriators for Fiscal Year 2018, which will support the agency’s Precision Medicine Initiative and other health IT priorities. However, the Office of National Coordinator for HIT will see its budget slashed next year.

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee released its draft FY18 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education funding bill that includes $35.2 billion earmarked for NIH, an increase of $1.1 billion above the FY17 enacted level and $8.6 billion above the Trump administration’s budget request.

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