Top 25 Women Leaders
Margaret O'Kane, 65
President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
As president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, Margaret Peggy O'Kane, 65, 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.