David Lansky, PhD, is a member of the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network’s Guiding Committee. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high quality health care. Since 2008, he has led the coalition of 50 large employers and health care purchasers representing over five million Americans, including CalPERS, Wells Fargo, Intel, Safeway, Walmart, Boeing, and the University of California. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Lansky was Senior Director of the Health Program at the Markle Foundation, and from 1995 to 2004, he led 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. Before establishing FACCT, Dr. Lansky was a senior policy analyst for the Jackson Hole Group during the national health care reform debate of 1993-1994. He also led the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Oregon-based Providence Health System. A nationally recognized expert in accountability, quality measurement, and health information technology (HIT), Dr. Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to numerous health care programs, including the National Quality Forum, Catalyst for Payment Reform, and the Medicare Beneficiary Education Advisory Panel. He is currently the purchaser representative on the federal HIT Policy Committee and chairs its Strategy and Innovation Workgroup. Dr. Lansky also serves on the Congressional Budget Office Health Advisors Panel, the Board of the Alliance for Health Reform, and as Vice-chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force. He is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed papers on outcomes research and quality measurement and holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley.