Dolores Yanagihara, MPH
VP, Strategic Initiatives
Dolores Yanagihara is Vice President, Strategic Initiatives with the Integrated Healthcare Association. She led the development and transition of the California Pay for Performance (P4P) program to Value Based P4P and now the suite of Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) programs, which incorporates performance on quality, cost, and resource use into health plan incentive payments to physician organizations. Ms. Yanagihara has a deep understanding of the AMP programs, including measurement, methodologies, and processes. Her focus is now on the development of new strategic initiatives in performance measurement, reporting, data use, and related areas. She is actively involved in promoting quality and resource use measurement, improvement, and reporting through speaking engagements and membership on national committees. Ms. Yanagihara has a passion for advancing healthcare value, and a track record for building consensus among stakeholders to expand and enhance programs in the field of performance measurement, transparency, and alignment of incentives.
Ms. Yanagihara earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Hawaii and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame. She also served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa.