Margaret (Peggy) O'Kane

President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance

Peggy is president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership. Under her leadership, NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) has become health care's first and most widely used national performance improvement tool. NCQA has also become the source of the country's most popular program for transforming medical practices into patient-centered medical homes.

She has received the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Champion of Prevention award, the agency's highest honor, and has been voted by her peers as one of Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Powerful People in Health Care."

She holds a master's degree in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University.

Peggy joined the Healthwise Board in 2014.