MAR­GARET O’KANE

Modern Healthcare - - 2013 TOP 25 WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE -

As pres­i­dent of the National Com­mit­tee for Qual­ity As­sur­ance, Mar­garet “Peggy” O’Kane has been help­ing to es­tab­lish stan­dards for health­care qual­ity since 1990. O’Kane leads the not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, which aims to im­prove health­care through mea­sure­ment, trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity. The NCQA, the gold stan­dard for eval­u­at­ing health plans, also has a recog­ni­tion pro­gram for pa­tient-cen­tered med­i­cal homes. It re­cently launched one for pa­tient-cen­tered spe­cialty prac­tices that meet mea­sures for care co­or­di­na­tion.

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