Margaret O’Kane, MPH

Margaret O’Kane, MPH

Founder and President – National Committee for Quality Assurance

Margaret E. O’Kane is the founder and president of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has received the Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care, as well as the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.

Modern Healthcare magazine has named O’Kane one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” 12 times and one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” 3 times. She is a board member of the Milbank Memorial Fund and on the Board of Healthwise, a nonprofit organization that helps people make better health decisions. O’Kane holds a master’s degree in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University, where she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Speaker Details
  • Speaker Type

    Speaker Type: Virtual Live

Events of the Speaker
You might also love these events.
Event Type:
  • Featured Session
  • Virtual Live
Data shows that regular primary care visits align to healthier patients and lower costs, making it a key factor to success in the healthcare eco-system. Founder and President of NCQA, Margaret O’Kane, Vice President of Enterprise Clinical Quality at Highmark Health, Kelly Glass and Chief Quality Officer at Allegheny Health Network, Brian Parker, will take a deep dive on measuring performance as it relates to primary care and the downstream impact on healthcare. Actionable takeaways will include the current state of primary care, how it impacts a patients journey through the healthcare system, the effect on reducing readmissions and care transitions, how patient reported outcomes are used as quality measures in the primary care space, and HEDIS. Expect a hard-hitting session with experts in the field