David Lansky, PhD — return to top
David Lansky, PhD, is the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) – directing efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high-quality health care. Since 2008, he has led the coalition of 60 large employers and health care purchasers representing more than 6 million Americans, including Wells Fargo, Intel, Safeway, Walmart, Boeing, CalPERS, and the state of Washington Health Care Authority.
A nationally-recognized expert in accountability, quality measurement and health IT, Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to numerous health care programs, including the National Quality Forum, federal Health IT Policy Committee, Catalyst for Payment Reform, Joint Commission, National Patient Safety Foundation, Leapfrog Group, and the Medicare Beneficiary Education Advisory Panel.
Lansky currently is the vice chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force. He also serves on the Guiding Committee of the HHS Learning and Action Network, the Congressional Budget Office Health Advisors Panel, and the Board of the Alliance for Health Reform.
From 2004 to 2008, Lansky was senior director of the Health Program at the Markle Foundation (NY), and from 1995 to 2004, he established the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT), a public-private venture developing quality measures and web-based tools to help consumers and purchasers assess the value of health care services and providers.
Lansky was a senior policy analyst for the Jackson Hole Group during the national health care reform debate of 1993-94. He led the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Oregon-based Providence Health System from 1988 to 1993.
He is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed papers on outcomes research and quality measurement and holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.