ORG Markle Foundation Title BIO David Lansky, PhD, joined the Markle Foundation as Director of the Health Program in 2004. His work focuses on accelerating the adoption of interoperable health information technology throughout U.S. health care, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that patients and consumers have access to and control over their information and can participate fully in the redesign of the health care system. For more than 20 years, Lansky has been a proponent of a more responsive and accountable health care system, most recently serving as President of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT) from 1995 to 2004. 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, including the National Quality Forum, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the National Patient Safety Foundation, the Leapfrog Group, and President Bush's 2002 Economic Summit. Before coming to FACCT, Lansky was a senior policy analyst for the Jackson Hole Group during the national health care reform debate of 1993-94. He also led the Center for Outcomes Research and Education at Oregon-based Providence Health System. His responsibilities included outcomes research, measurement of consumer satisfaction, health risk and health status assessment, development of electronic member records, and communicating with purchasers and the larger community about health care quality.