The Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposal was released earlier this month and its funding plans present a bit of a mixed bag for healthcare IT. The budget proposes deep cuts to the Health and Human Services Department, but at the same time signals a desire to expand other top-line healthcare priorities, such as cybersecurity and telehealth.To better understand how the proposal could impact the future of health IT innovation, we spoke with the vice president of government relations for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Tom Leary, who offered his insights into what the budget proposal might mean for providers, payers and patients everywhere if it becomes official.

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