David Muntz

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 11:11am EDT

David Muntz serves as the principal deputy national coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Department of Health and Human Services.

In this role, David works directly with the national coordinator, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, and oversees the activities of the 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.

Prior to joining ONC, David was the senior vice president and chief information officer for the Baylor Health Care System, and was responsible for more than 730 information services employees who cared for a delivery system with more than 280 points of entry.

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.

David has had vast practical experience with electronic health records and strong leadership skills. He was recognized nationally for innovation in information technology every year for more than 20 years. His most recent national recognition was by Information Week 500 in 2011, 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 in 2011.

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.