From: Muntz, David (OS/ONC)
Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:47 PM
Subject: Farewell to my federal family and friends
It is with a great deal of gratitude and sadness I have tendered my resignation as Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT. All of the ONC staff and, for that matter, all of the federal staff with whom I worked, have been more than patient and generous as I entered the world of federal public service.
The goals and objectives of our diverse and important activities helped me understand and accept the challenges, and then embrace them. I was sustained by the spirit and talent that I encountered every step along the way. You've heard me say on several occasions that I've never seen such a group of dedicated leaders and staff. It is heartwarming and head-pleasing to have worked with all of the federal staff and to represent the providers and patients in the private and public sector who are pulling and pushing us toward a very promising future where the collective efforts will benefit the nation and the world. The people and the progress are awe inspiring. It's been a privilege to have played any role in such a truly transformative era, much less a leadership role in all the successes we have achieved both inside and outside ONC.
I look forward to continuing to support HHS' vision of achieving interoperability and better engaging patients from the private sector. With many wonderful memories and much gratitude, David
David S. Muntz, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIME, FHIMSS
HHS/Office of the National Coordinator