Top 25 Women in Healthcare - 2011
Margaret "Peggy" O’Kane, 63, is synonymous with healthcare quality. Since 1990, she has served as president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an independent, not-for-profit group that aims to elevate healthcare standards. About 75% of large employers evaluate health plans using the NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set, or HEDIS. And the group has developed gold-standard quality measures across a host of disciplines.