David Lansky, Ph.D., is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) and directs its efforts to improve the affordability and availability of high-quality health care. Since 2008, Dr. Lansky has led the coalition of 50 large employers and health care purchasers representing more than 3 million Californians and 12 million beneficiaries nationally, including CalPERS, Wells Fargo, Intel, Boeing, Safeway, Chevron, Walmart, and the University of California. PBGH also collaborates with diverse stakeholders on national health care policy issues. A nationally recognized expert in accountability, quality measurement and health information technology, Dr. Lansky has served as a board member or advisor to numerous health care programs and is now the purchaser representative on the federal Health IT Policy Committee, serves on its Meaningful Use Workgroup, and chairs its Quality Measures Workgroups. Previously, he was senior director of the health program at the Markle Foundation and was founding president of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT), which develops quality measures and Web-based health care assessment tools for consumers and purchasers. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley.