David Lansky, PhD, served as the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) from 2008 to 2019. He led the coalition of 60 large employers and health care purchasers representing more than 15 million Americans, including Bank of America, Microsoft, Walmart, 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, the Joint Commission, Leapfrog Group, and the Congressional Budget Office Health Advisors Panel.
Prior to joining PBGH, Lansky led several non-profits developing patient-oriented quality measures and web-based tools to help consumers and purchasers assess the value of health care services and providers. He served as a senior policy analyst for the Jackson Hole Group during the national health care reform debate of 1993-94 and developed the outcomes research center at the Providence Health System.
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.