Kaveh Safavi

Kaveh Safavi

Accenture, Senior Managing Director - Global Health

Accenture

Kaveh Safavi, M.D., J.D., is Senior Managing Director at Accenture where he is responsible for leading, developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture’s offerings for providers, health insurers, and public and private health systems across the globe.

A seasoned executive, Dr. Safavi brings more than three decades of leadership experience to Accenture Health. Prior to joining Accenture in 2011, Dr. Safavi led Cisco’s global healthcare practice. Before that he was chief medical officer of Thomson Reuters’ health business, vice president of medical affairs at United Healthcare, and had leadership roles at HealthSpring and Humana. Among his many accomplishments was establishing one of the Midwest’s first electronic-health-record-enabled primary care practices.

Dr. Safavi has published numerous papers and is often quoted on healthcare issues in various media publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, The New York Times, Consumer Reports, US News and World Report, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. Recently, IT Services Report named him the #1 healthcare IT executive for 2020.

Dr. Safavi earned an M.D. from Loyola University School of Medicine and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. He is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and completed his medical residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He serves on the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences’ Board of Visitors–Northwestern University, is a frequent guest scholar at the Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center and serves on the advisory committee of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Dr. Safavi is a lifelong Chicagoan. Follow Kaveh Safavi at @DrKavehSafavi

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The Impact of Good and Bad Telehealth Experiences

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The Scaling, Progression, and Stalling of Virtual Care

70% of people place the greatest amount of trust in the healthcare they receive from their physicians, but from a digital perspective it’s more in the thirties. We haven’t gotten to the place where people are comfortable on an equivalent basis between the two.
We’re already beginning to see digital health adoption settling back down. The big discussion is where will it settle at? Our Accenture 2020 Consumer Survey identifies the main reasons for why the rate is plateauing.

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