Cary Sennett, MD
President of IMPAQ International

Dr. Cary Sennett is the President of IMPAQ International. Dr. Sennett has more than 20 years of experience working with both public sector and private sector organizations to improve the quality and value of health care in the United States.  

Dr. Sennett’s career has been directed at building infrastructure to support a high performing health care system. After five years working in managed care, using large health care datasets to inform organizational efforts to improve quality, he played, as Executive Vice President, a leadership role in building out the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) national standard measurement set, HEDIS® and establishing a value-based purchasing dynamic in managed care. He is a nationally recognized expert in quality measurement, and in the design and evaluation of innovative programs to improve quality and control cost. 

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Dr. Sennett served as a Fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, and Managing Director for Health Care Finance Reform at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Ingenix, and Chief Medical Officer at MedAssurant. He has also worked closely with physicians, having served as a senior leader at the American College of Cardiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.Dr. Sennett was a member of the Executive Committee of the AMA-Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (AMA-PCPI), and was its Vice Chair from 2006-2009. He has served on, and chaired, a number of National Quality Forum (NQF) committees, and has served on the editorial boards of Health Affairs, the American Journal of Managed Care, and the Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement.   

Dr. Sennett earned his MD from Yale and his PhD from the Sloan School at MIT. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and remains a Board Certified Internist.

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