Earlier this week, Arien Malec announced his resignation as Coordinator of the Direct Project and the Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework to return to the private sector. Upon speaking to the Transitions of Care Initiative during the All Hands Meeting on August 9, Arien expressed his gratitude and enthusiasm for the work of the S&I Framework. Each workgroup lead took a few minutes to express their appreciation for his leadership of the Transitions of Care Initiative, and wish him the best of luck.
Arien’s role as Coordinator of the S&I Framework will be transitioned to Jitin Asnaani, who will also serve as interim Coordinator for the Direct Project. Arien will continue to stay involved as a volunteer in the Direct Project and the S&I Framework, primarily in the Transitions of Care Initiative. To read more about Arien’s transition, please read the posting by Dr. Doug Fridsma (Director of the Standards and Interoperability Office) on Health IT Buzz.