Further ONC Shakeup as No. 2 Muntz Announces Departure

avid Muntz, the No. 2 official at HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will be joining his boss, national coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari, in heading out the door next month. Muntz intends to return to the private sector.

avid Muntz, the No. 2 official at HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will be joining his boss, national coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari, in heading out the door next month. Muntz intends to return to the private sector.

ONC executive Dr. Jacob Reider was named as the acting replacement for Mostashari, and Lisa Lewis was named acting replacement for Muntz. Mostashari announced last month that he would step down. Reider will take over Oct. 4.

Muntz, the former senior vice president and chief information officer of the Baylor Health Care System, and board member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, began his stint as principal chief deputy at ONC in January 2012.

Muntz and Mostashari made the announcement in joint e-mails to ONC staff Wednesday.

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Source: Modern Healthcare