Keynote: How AI Can Change the Future of Healthcare

There is tremendous excitement about how artificial intelligence (AI) could change healthcare. New AI technologies are being developed to streamline administrative and clinical processes, and venture capital is pouring in to fund dozens of new AI health care startups. Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD, will share findings from the company’s investigation of AI applications in healthcare.

  • Which types of administrative and clinical problems AI is best equipped to solve
  • Where AI applications are most likely to be adopted and used
  • Which AI applications are likely to deliver the greatest value 


View Dr. Safavi's Convene presentation slides here.  

Kaveh Safavi

Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD

Senior Managing Director, Head of Global Health Practice - Accenture

Kaveh Safavi, MD, JD, is the senior managing director for Accenture’s global healthcare business. Dr. Safavi is responsible for developing and driving a growth strategy that differentiates Accenture’s offerings for providers, health insurers, and public and private health systems across the globe.

Dr. Safavi joined Accenture from Cisco, in 2011, where he led the global healthcare practice. Prior to that, he was Thompson Reuter’s chief medical officer of its Health Businesses and United Healthcare’s vice president of medical affairs. He also has served in leadership roles at HealthSpring and Humana.

As a seasoned executive, Dr. Safavi brings more than three decades of leadership experience to Accenture Health including such accomplishments as establishing one of the Midwest’s first electronic health record-enabled primary care practices. He has published numerous papers and is quoted on healthcare issues in various media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, BBC, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Harvard Business Review, and the Economist. Dr. Safavi serves as a member of the board of directors for Xcertia, an organization that supports industry guidelines for safe and effective mobile health apps. He’s also serves on the advisory committee of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Dr. Safavi has earned the distinction of both medical and law degrees, an MD from Loyola University School of Medicine and a JD from DePaul University College of Law. He is board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and completed his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center.