Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., has joined the United Hospital Fund as vice president to help shape and lead its new Quality Institute. Dr. Audet has worked in the field of health system quality for over 25 years, with extensive expertise in the science of quality improvement.
She will focus on several strategic and interrelated efforts to support and enhance the quality of health care in New York. These new efforts will complement and build upon the Fund's longstanding efforts in quality improvement, which will continue to be led by Hillary Jalon, director of quality improvement.
Before joining United Hospital Fund, Dr. Audet served as vice president for Delivery System Reform and Breakthrough Opportunities programs at The Commonwealth Fund, where she oversaw a public reporting website, WhyNotTheBest.org. Dr. Audet was responsible for a portfolio of grants on a range of delivery system reform topics, including the evolution of accountable care organizations; the role of coordinated care systems that integrate clinical and behavioral care and social services for high-cost, complex populations; patient safety; and physicians' roles in quality.
Earlier, Dr. Audet worked in policy analysis at the American College of Physicians, where she staffed the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Committee, one of the first nationally recognized pioneering programs for developing evidence-based guidelines. She has also held positions with the Medicare Health Care Quality Improvement Program in Massachusetts, where she led the implementation of a new quality improvement program for Medicare; and with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Dr. Audet is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal of Health Care Quality, and the Journal of Implementation Sciences.
She 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 an M.D. and M.Sc. in epidemiology from McGill University and an S.M. in health policy and management from Harvard University.
“Quality continues to grow in importance as our health care delivery system is reformed and reinvented, and we are pleased to have Dr. Audet lead us as we expand our commitment in this area,” said Jim Tallon, president of United Hospital Fund. “Equally important, she is a team player who will help us bring together the range of interested parties, both public and private, to effect meaningful change system-wide.”
The United Hospital Fund is a health services research and philanthropic organization whose primary mission is to shape positive change in health care for the people of New York.