David Lansky Named to Alliance for Health Reform Board

The Lund Report

February 20, 2013 -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Lansky, president and CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health, has been elected to the Alliance for Health Reform board of directors.

The Alliance is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that educates elected officials and the media about health care policy issues. Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo., are the honorary co-chairmen.

“David Lansky is a valuable addition to the Alliance board given his extensive knowledge about health care innovation in the private sector,” said Dr. Robert Graham, who chairs the Alliance board. “David is dedicated to improving the affordability and quality of health care, and his leadership in the business community will be an asset as the Alliance continues to educate Congress and the media about health care policy.”

Founded in 1989, the Pacific Business Group on Health is a not-for-profit coalition composed of 50 large employers and health care purchasers representing over 5 million Americans. Members of the coalition include CalPERS, Wells Fargo, Intel, Safeway, Chevron, GE, Walmart and the University of California. The coalition seeks to improve the quality and affordability of health care, and often partners with health insurance plans, provider organizations and consumer advocates.

“I'm honored to join this distinguished board,” said Mr. Lansky. “For many years I've admired and participated in Alliance programs, and recognized its vital role in stimulating constructive dialogue among policymakers. U.S. employers are now fully engaged in the great issues that will shape our health care system and their role in it. I am looking forward to working with all the other Alliance partners to promote mutual education and collaborative policy solutions.”

Dr. Lansky, who holds a PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley, has headed the coalition since 2008. He has served as a board member or advisor to the National Quality Forum, the National Priorities Partnership, the Joint Commission, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Leapfrog Group, and the Medicare Beneficiary Education Advisory Panel. Currently, he is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisers, and serves as the purchaser representative on the federal Health IT Policy Committee and chairs its Quality Measures Workgroup.

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