Chief Standards Development Officer
Daniel J. Vreeman serves as the Chief Standards Development Officer for HL7. Dr. Vreeman is a physical therapist, biomedical informatician, and expert in health data standards. His work aims to create a global health ecosystem where data is available with open standards that unlock the potential for information systems and applications to improve health decision-making and care. Dr. Vreeman has developed internationally adopted health data standards, implemented them in multi-institutional health IT systems, evaluated their use, and provided strategic advice to interoperability initiatives of numerous U.S. federal agencies and national eHealth efforts in other countries. Dr. Vreeman previously served as Senior Clinical Data Standards Lead at RTI International where he led the development and evaluation of interoperability projects. From 2006 to 2019, Dr. Vreeman was the Director of LOINC and Health Data Standards with the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the inaugural Regenstrief McDonald Scholar in Data Standards at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In those roles, he led the development of LOINC, an open vocabulary standard for health measurements, observations and documents that is now used in more than 185 countries. Dr. Vreeman has served as principal investigator on 30 externally funded projects totaling approximately $23 million. He has led productive collaborations with international organizations, federal agencies, academic institutions, professional associations, and industry leaders. Dr. Vreeman is a skilled communicator who has written 40 scientific papers, a book, 2 book chapters, numerous technical documents, and has delivered over 275 presentations on health data standards, interoperability, and health informatics topics.