David Muntz Speaker Spring Conference 2014

David Muntz joined GetWellNetwork in October 2013 as the Senior Vice President and CIO working at the intersection of patient engagement, health information technology, and policy.

From the period 2012 through 2013, David served as the first Principal Deputy National Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. In this role as Chief of Staff, David established the Office of Consumer e-Health and the Office of Chief Medical Officer, and implemented a private sector approach to internal governance and demand management. He was directly responsible for the activities of four offices within ONC: Office of the Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy; Office of the Deputy National Coordinator for Operations; Office of Economic Analysis, Evaluation, and Modeling; and the Office of the Chief Scientist.

For the first 18 years of his career, David worked at the Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank in Dallas, Texas, an organization whose entities included a hospital, outpatient facilities, research institute, computer institute, and the blood bank for Dallas County, starting as a biostatistician and ultimately assuming the role of CEO. He returned to health care information technology (IT) at Texas Health Resources, where he functioned as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for 15 years. He then worked for 5 years as the SVP & CIO at Baylor Health Care System where he had responsibility for more than 700 employees.

David has had vast practical experience writing and implementing electronic health records. His organizations have been recognized nationally for innovation in information technology every year for more than 22 years including his time in the federal government. David was recognized by Information Week 500 where he was on the inaugural list of the "Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare IT." He was also profiled as one of eight "Health IT Leaders to Watch" by Health Data Management.
David received an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and an AB degree in pre-medicine with a concentration in English from Columbia College in New York City.