BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/13 -- GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, announced today that David Muntz, MBA, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS will join its executive team as chief information officer in late October. Muntz is the third prominent health care leader to join GetWellNetwork's executive team following the appointment of Dr. Karen Drenkard of the American Nursing Credentialing Center as its chief clinical/nursing officer and Dave Bennett, formerly of the Medical University of South Carolina and Krames StayWell, as its chief operating officer.
In this new role, Muntz will work at the intersection of policy and technology at GetWellNetwork. He will advise health care organizations on defining and implementing a flexible patient engagement strategy that uses information technology to achieve optimal outcomes in a cost-effective manner for the benefit of all participants.
"I am honored to join this incredibly strong team of patient and consumer advocates. Everyone I met at the company shares a passion for and is committed to making a substantial and positive impact on worldwide health," said Muntz. "Patient engagement is necessary to improve patient outcomes, and GetWellNetwork is great at patient engagement. They have the vision, the passion, the talent, and the products and services to establish and sustain a truly effective patient-provider partnership."
"We are honored to welcome David to GetWellNetwork at a very important time for the company and for the health care industry," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork. "David's experience as a CIO in prominent health systems and the expertise he developed at ONC on the meaningful use of health information technology will greatly advance our work in patient engagement to improve health care outcomes. David joins Dr. Karen Drenkard, Dave Bennett and David Wright, MPH, our longtime chief outcomes officer, who together with our growing client community will shape how patient engagement is defined, implemented and most effectively used to drive impact through care delivery transformation."
Appointed by the White House, Muntz served as the first Principal Deputy Director of the ONC since 2012. During his tenure he created the Office of Consumer e-Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer. Prior to serving in this highly influential role, Muntz was the Chief Information Officer at both Baylor Health Care System and Texas Health Resources. Early in his career he served a variety of roles from biostatistician to CEO at a cancer research institute and blood bank in Dallas, Texas. The facility included both an inpatient and ambulatory facility where as the CIO he led the efforts to create an early comprehensive electronic health record. He has been recognized numerous times as a foremost expert and one of the most influential leaders in the effective design and use of health information technology for premier quality health care across the care continuum.
GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help health care providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.