Purchaser Business Group on Health (formerly Pacific Business Group on Health)

PBGH’s Member organizations -- private employers and public agencies -- are the most powerful voice for consumers and patients in the U.S. Ultimately, the profound concern of purchasers about the high cost and poor quality of healthcare puts them on the same side as the American public when it comes to driving improvement throughout the healthcare system.

PBGH’s approach is to use the clout and concentrated power of our Member organizations to test innovative healthcare methods in specific markets, and then to take successful approaches to scale across the U.S.  PBGH also uses educational forums, user groups, and networking events to maximize our Members’ impact.

Since its inception, PBGH has made some of the most notable improvements to U.S. healthcare since, including launching the first public website displaying health plan, hospital and medical group quality and patient experience data, influencing the drafting of the Affordable Care Act to emphasize federal value purchasing and accountability, representing purchasers in the Meaningful Use Health IT roll-out, and implementing the Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP) for Americans with serious chronic illness in five states.

Today, PBGH’s 35 professional staff members are dedicated to the success of 13 major PBGH programs, each of which promises to further PBGH’s important mission and vision.

Executive Member Since: 
May 2018
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