Arien Malec is VP of Clinical Solutions Strategy for RelayHealth. Recently, Arien was detailed to the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) as coordinator of the Direct Project. The Direct Project develops specifications for a secure, scalable, and standards-based way for participants (including providers, laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies and patients) to send encrypted health information directly to known, trusted recipients over the Internet. Arien was also coordinator for the Standards and Interoperability Framework for ONC, where he developed the strategy and participatory framework for many of the standards included in Edition 2014 ONC Certification.
At Health:Refactored, Arien goes head-to-head with Adrian Gropper in a heated debate on the Path to Data Access.