Adam Darkins, M.D.

Chief Consultant, Care Coordination Services, Department of Veterans Affairs

Adam Darkins, M.D., leads the national telehealth programs for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Successful implementation of telehealth within the VA involves the use of health informatics and disease management technologies to enhance and extend care and case management.

Under Dr. Darkins' leadership, the VA has developed the clinical, technology and business underpinnings to successfully implement and sustain enterprisewide telehealth-based services that have demonstrably improved access to care for patients, reduced utilization of health care resources and been associated with very high levels of patient satisfaction.

Since 1991, Dr. Darkins has worked in health services development, including transitioning care from hospitals into home and community settings and implementing enterprise information technology systems in the U.S. and U.K. He has a previous clinical background in neurosurgery.

2012 conference presentation