Value-Based Health Care and Purchaser Value Network: Interview with David Lansky, PhD, President and CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health
Today’s episode is about value-based health care and the Purchaser Value Network, a new nationwide initiative to educate key purchaser sectors – private employers, states, and federal purchasers – on value-based purchasing and to leverage best practices and lessons learned to accelerate the adoption of value-based payment and care delivery reforms. Kip Piper interviews David Lansky, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Business Group on Health on the Purchaser Value Network.
Led by the Pacific Business Group on Health or PBGH, the Purchaser Value Network is a network of and for purchasers that aims to accelerate the adoption of high value healthcare delivery and payment models through policy advocacy, education and training, and purchaser engagement. It is an effort to inject purchaser perspectives and innovative best practices into federal and state policy decision making, educate employers about value-based purchasing and advocacy opportunities, and align the most powerful buyers of healthcare - private employers, state Medicaid agencies, public employers, and the federal Medicare program - around evidence-based practices.
The Pacific Business Group on Health represents large national and regional purchasers, both public and private, that together buy health care for some 10 million individuals across the US. PBGH, which runs an impressive array of successful health innovations to manage costs and improve outcomes, also collaborates with a diverse range of stakeholders on national health care policy issues.
Dr. David Lansky, one of the nation’s top experts in accountability, quality measurement, and health IT, has led PBGH since 2008. Dr. Lansky’s impressive background includes service on the boards, as a founder, or as an advisor to many of the nation’s top organizations dedicated to improving outcomes, reforming payment, reducing medical errors, increasing transparency, and advancing the use of health information technology.
Learn more about the Purchaser Value Network at www.pvnetwork.org. Learn about the Pacific Business Group on Health at www.pbgh.org and follow on Twitter at @PBGH_Updates.
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