Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., is vice president of the Quality Institute at the United Hospital Fund, where she is focusing on multiple efforts to support and enhance the quality of health care in New York. She was previously the vice president for the Delivery System Reform & Breakthrough Opportunities programs at The Commonwealth Fund. Dr. Audet has worked in the field of health system quality improvement for over 20 years and brings a deep understanding of the science of quality improvement, as well as an appreciation of the barriers and enablers that come into play when having to translate knowledge into real-world situations.
At The Commonwealth Fund, Dr. Audet oversaw the Fund’s benchmarking and public reporting site, WhyNotTheBest.org. She has published on physicians’ involvement in performance improvement, adoption of health information technologies and how they drive physician practice transformation and on the role of transparency to drive system performance. Dr. Audet oversaw a portfolio of grants that target delivery system reform and the role of coordinated care systems that integrate clinical care, behavioral and long-term and social services for high-cost, complex populations, as well as a new portfolio of work on breakthrough opportunities.
Prior to joining the Fund, Dr. Audet worked in policy analysis at the American College of Physicians, leading the implementation of the Medicare Health Care Quality Improvement Program in Massachusetts while working at the Massachusetts Peer Review Organization. She served as director of the Office for Clinical Effectiveness/Process Improvement at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where she was responsible for development of quality measurement systems, educational programs, and institution-wide medication safety initiatives, and an assistant professor in medicine at Harvard University. She was also co-editor of "Clinical Crossroads," a series published monthly in the Journal of the American Medical Association. She also served on the Institute of Medicine Subcommittee on Quality Improvement Organizations' Evaluation.
Dr. Audet is an assistant professor of medicine and public health at Cornell University and is a founding board member of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Alliance Charitable Foundation Board, now serving as a special advisor. Dr. Audet holds a B.Sc. in cell and molecular biology, an M.D. and M.Sc. in Epidemiology from McGill University and an S.M. in health policy and management from Harvard University.