Margaret E. O’Kane

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Ti­tle: Pres­i­dent

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Na­tional Com­mit­tee for Qual­ity As­sur­ance

Years in HIT: 27

Pre­vi­ous Po­si­tions: Res­pi­ra­tory ther­a­pist.

Sig­nif­i­cant Achieve­ments:

O’Kane has served as pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee for Qual­ity As­sur­ance since 1990. She was named Health Per­son of the Year in 1996 by the Jour­nal of Medicine and Health. She re­ceived a 1997 Founder’s Award from The Amer­i­can Col­lege of Med­i­cal Qual­ity, rec­og­niz­ing NCQA’s ef­forts to im­prove man­aged care qual­ity.

Im­pact on HIT: Un­der O’Kane’s lead­er­ship, NCQA de­vel­oped HEDIS to mea­sure qual­ity. HEDIS is widely used to shape health IT in­cen­tives, in­clud­ing mean­ing­ful use and mea­sures un­der the Merit-Based In­cen­tive Pay­ment Sys­tem.

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