Changing Skill Set Requirements for Health IT Professionals

November 14, 11:30am, CST - 1:30pm, CST

Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 488-6510


Non-member Price: 
Panel Discussion: Changing Skill Set Requirements for Health IT Professionals

Hear directly from healthcare leaders on what they see as opportunities and challenges. During this educational session, learn about the changing skillsets requirements of the future Health IT Professional. 

Featuring the Following Panelists:

Molly M. Thompson, SPHR – Director Human Resources for System Services, Texas Health Resources
Mari F. Tietze, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS – Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University
David S. Muntz, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIIME, FHIMSS - Senior Vice President and CIO, GetWellNetwork
Presley Collins – Client Services Executive, Southwestern Region, Modis Health IT

Including Optional Session: Healthcare 101 Foundations for Vendors

Vendor members, we know that the healthcare environment can be challenging, especially to new sales representatives. DFW HIMSS is offering a Healthcare 101 Foundations class to help vendors navigate healthcare world by teaching hospital organization, processes, and rules of engagement. Your sales reps will gain the knowledge to be better prepared to talk to healthcare issues and receive ideas and tips on how to engage provider resources. With this class, your company can adopt a winning sales culture in the healthcare environment built on knowledge and understand of the world they work in.

Healthcare 101 Foundations for Vendors will occur from 10-11 a.m. prior to the educational luncheon event.

Educational Luncheon Panelist Biographies:

David S. Muntz, CHCIO, FCHIME, LCHIIME, FHIMSS - Senior Vice President and CIO, GetWellNetwork

David Muntz joined GetWellNetwork in October 2013 as the Senior Vice President and CIO working at the intersection of patient engagement, health information technology, and policy.

From the period 2012 through 2013, David served as the first Principal Deputy National Coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. In this role as Chief of Staff, David established the Office of Consumer e-Health and the Office of Chief Medical Officer, and implemented a private sector approach to internal governance and demand management.

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. He then worked for 5 years as the SVP & CIO at Baylor Health Care System where he had responsibility for more than 700 employees.

David has had vast practical experience writing and implementing electronic health records. His organizations have been recognized nationally for innovation in information technology every year for more than 22 years including his time in the federal government.

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.

Molly M. Thompson, SPHR – Director Human Resources for System Services, Texas Health Resources

Molly Thompson joined Texas Health Resources in May 2011 as the Director Human Resources for System Services to provide a skilled and engaged workforce to meet the strategic goals of the organization. In December 2013, she began providing a focused partnership with the Information Technology Solutions on HR strategies for their workforce.

For over 25 years of her career, Molly worked in the energy industry of Luminant (formerly known as TXU) in Dallas, Texas, where her time was spent primarily in the fossil, gas, and nuclear power generation and mining business segments. She began her career as a Compensation Analyst and ultimately assumed the role of HR Business Unit Head / Director HR Field Operations for Luminant with responsibility for over 4000 employees with over half being a unionized workforce.

Molly has a broad experience in strategic planning, mergers/acquisitions, business process outsourcing, staffing and recruiting, process improvement, remote/field management, succession planning, performance management, employee development, employee retention, labor relations, employee relations, diversity/inclusion, and coaching/mentoring.

Molly received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, is a graduate of the Human Resources Executive Management Program from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has her Senior Professional Human Resources certification.

Presley Collins – Client Services Executive, Southwestern Region, Modis Health IT

Presley is a Client Services Executive with Modis Health IT responsible for the Southwest Region including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Presley’s specialty involves establishing trusted relationships with customers to fully understand their strategy, growth goals, and business requirements to provide the quality talent required to successfully execute.

Presley has been in the Healthcare industry for over five years with a focus in HIT, revenue cycle, and coding. He has placed over 200 talented resources within 30 major healthcare facilities throughout Texas and surrounding states.

Presley has played pivotal roles in innovative pilot programs to support large-scale enterprise electronic health records implementations and has served as an advisor for best practices in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and retention in a fiercely competitive market with a shortage of qualified, highly-skilled talent.

Mari F. Tietze, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS – Associate Professor, Texas Woman’s University

Obtained a BS in Nursing in 1977. Completed a MS in Nursing in 1986 from Kansas University, Kansas City, Kansas. In 2002, was awarded a PhD from the College of Nursing, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Dissertation focused on the impact of managed care on healthcare delivery practices as perceived by administrators versus clinicians. 

In 1989 implemented one of the first bedside computer systems hospital-wide that used barcode medication administration technology. In 1900's worked as Senior Manager, Center for Research and Innovation, VHA Inc., Irving, Texas. Between 2007 and 2010, was Director of Nursing Research and Informatics, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council – Education and Research Foundation. In that role, was responsible for deployment of the Council’s 3-year technology implementation project on behalf of the Small Community, Rural Hospitals Research Grant, a National Institute of Health grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Was principal investigator on a team that was awarded an $8.4 million grant from the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT for a Regional Extension Center in North Texas. Directed Workforce Center nursing research and Data Initiative informatics projects. 

In 2010, became Associate Professor at Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, Dallas Center, teaching interprofessional education approach informatics, nursing research and statistics. Is serving as Co-Chair of the Texas Nurses Association/Texas Organization of Nurse Executives committee on Health Information Technology. Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Informatics Nursing. FHIMSS Certified by the Health Information Management Systems Society.