David Lansky, PhD | Markle
David Lansky, PhD | Markle

David Lansky, PhD

President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Business Group on Health
Member, Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group
Member, Markle Connecting for Health Work Group on Consumer Engagement

In David Lansky’s current position he oversees the efforts of the Pacific Business Group on Health to improve the affordability and accessibility of high quality health care.

Lansky is co-chair of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project and serves on the HIT Policy Committee, which will make recommendations on the implementation of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure and electronic health record in accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Additionally, he is co-chair of Cal eConnect, which will lead development of the California statewide health information exchange. A nationally recognized expert in accountability and quality measurement, Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to numerous health care projects and programs. Some of these include the National Quality Forum, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, National Patient Safety Foundation, The Leapfrog Group, and President Bush’s 2002 Economic Forum.

Previously, Lansky was Senior Director, Health Program and Executive Director, Personal Health Technology Initiative for the Markle Foundation. He also served as President of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) from its inception in 1995. For more than twenty years, he has been a proponent of a more responsive health care system in which consumers are partners in their care and help shape the delivery of care. Prior to FACCT, Lansky was a senior policy analyst for the Jackson Hole Group during the national health reform debate of 1993-94. He also led the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Oregon-based Providence Health System. In this capacity he was responsible for outcomes research, measurement of consumer satisfaction, health risk and health status assessment, development of electronic member and patient records, and communicating with purchasers and the larger community about health care quality.

He received his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and his undergraduate degree from Boston University.