Neil C. Evans, M.D. is the Chief Officer for the Office of Connected Care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. In addition to his executive leadership role in Clinical Informatics within VHA, Dr. Evans is an active clinician, managing a panel of patients in the Primary Care clinic at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).
Under Dr. Evans’ leadership, the Office of Connected Care is dedicated to improving services to Veterans, their families and Caregivers by increasing access, fostering continuity and promoting patient empowerment through digital health technologies. The Office of Connected Care manages VA’s expansive telehealth program, VA’s patient portal, My HealtheVet, the VA Mobile program, and VHA’s Innovation initiatives.
Along with the rest of the Office of Connected Care leadership team, Dr. Evans oversees the development and implementation of enterprise-wide Veteran digital health strategies, transforming care delivery across the care continuum and geography, and facilitating alignment of health information technologies within VHA to produce a consistent experience for users and continuously improve based on user input, research and evaluation.
Dr. Evans began his VA career after completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University and his subsequent training in Internal Medicine through the Osler Medical Residency, also at Johns Hopkins. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He holds a faculty appointment in Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.