Dolores Yanagihara, MPH Vice President, Performance Measurement and Analytics
Dolores Yanagihara directs the California Pay for Performance Program with the Integrated Healthcare Association. Her work includes overall administration of the program, developing strategic direction, guiding the governance committees, negotiating contracts to meet the program's technical and legal needs, and spearheading data exchange and data quality improvement effort. She is currently leading the transition to Value Based Pay for Performance, which incorporates performance on both quality and cost/resource use into health plan incentive payments to physician organizations. Ms. Yanagihara also promotes quality and efficiency measurement and improvement nationally by sharing expertise through committee membership, publications, and speaking engagements.
Ms. Yanagihara has over fifteen years experience developing, managing, and evaluating cutting edge public health programs. Her interest in public health was sparked by her tour of duty in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She earned a Masters in Public Health in Health Education and International Health from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame.
“The major achievement is bringing large health plans, medical groups, NCQA and PBGH together to produce a statewide state-of-art quality report card based on best of class features.”