David Muntz is a Principal at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. David began his career as a biostatistician, then became CIO, and ultimately rose to the position of CEO at Wadley Research Institute and Blood Bank in Dallas, TX. He returned to health information technology at Texas Health Resources, where he functioned as SVP & CIO for 15 years. He then worked for 5 years as the SVP & CIO at Baylor Health Care System. In 2012, David accepted a White House appointment to serve as the first Principal Deputy National Coordinator and CIO at ONC (Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator) through 2013. He was a member of HHS’ Chief of Staff Council and Chair of the Federal Health Architecture and mHealth Councils. David returned to the private sector as the CIO for GetWellNetwork through 2015 and then served as a member of the Board of Directors until 2018 when it was sold.
In his career, David led talented teams as large as 770 with budgets larger than $500M that authored, acquired, and implemented many forms of health information technologies including EHRs and ERPs from all the major vendors. Under his leadership, his teams managed more than 180 project go-lives annually. Due to his teams’ efforts, he was awarded CHIME’s Innovator of the Year at 2 different employers. His organizations were recognized nationally for innovation in information technology for more than 25 years in a row including his time in the federal government. In 2014 the CHIME Board presented to him its CIO Legacy Award.
David has served on more than 25 business (for profit and not for profit), government, university, and membership organization advisory councils and boards. He has been from the start and is currently a member of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council’s Cybersecurity Working Group and past-Chair of the AHIMA Foundation Board. He teaches 2 HIT related leadership courses for the Baylor University EMBA program. He has Fellow and Life status at CHIME where he served on the Board and led Advocacy efforts. He has also been active with HIMSS at all levels and enjoys Fellow status. David currently serves as an Executive-in-Residence for the Scottsdale Institute.
David received an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and an AB from Columbia College in New York City. David attributes all his accomplishments to collaboration with incredibly talented people and the strong support from his family.