Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MSC

Daniel J. Vreeman, PT, DPT, MSC

  • Associate Research Professor in Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Director, LOINC & Health Data Standards
  • Regenstrief-McDonald Scholar in Data Standards
  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Dr. Daniel Vreeman is an Associate Research Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Research Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. Dr. Vreeman’s primary research focus is on the role of standardized clinical vocabularies and standards to support electronic health information exchange. As Associate Director for Terminology Services at the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics, he directs the development of LOINC, an international standard for laboratory and clinical observations, and provides leadership to the terminology services that undergird the Indiana Network for Patient Care, a regional health information exchange in central Indiana. Dr. Vreeman also teaches medical informatics at Indiana University.

His personal vision is to help create a seamless network of clinical systems and data to deliver on the promise of optimal health for all.

“A serum folic acid result at one hospital might be called a serum folate result at another hospital – whether a few blocks away or across the country. Or it could be called simply folate at a third facility. Without LOINC standardization, it is like receiving messages in French, Spanish, and Italian when all you can understand is English.”