Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., MBA, BSN, has worked in the healthcare industry as both a clinician and executive. She was one of the earliest supporters of bundled payment systems which are replacing traditional ways of billing patients for services rendered. The goal is to improve patient care, reduce the number of unnecessary tests, among other improvements, while allowing health care providers to still tend to their bottom line needs. She has helped over 200 healthcare providers reform their billing methods to one of the bundled payment systems. Read more about Deirdre Baggot on crunchbase
She has also written over 20 papers about bundled payment systems, healthcare reform, and how payments in the healthcare industry are being brought into the 21st century. She has also been brought in for her expertise on these subjects on nationally syndicated PBS shows including Planet Money, the Morning Edition, and All Things Considered. For a decade Deirdre Baggot was one of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s senior leaders and she served a similar role at the University of Michigan Health System.
She spent the first decade of her career working in academic healthcare. Her chief executive officer at the time had decided to become a consultant instead and discussed her joining him in this endeavor. She decided to make this leap of faith and joined The Camden Group. While at this firm she thought up and designed a consulting practice that would provide her healthcare industry clients with a value-based reimbursement system.
When Deirdre Baggot first became a consultant she was unsure whether or not she would actually be any good at it. She didn’t have any experience and felt pretty raw. However, she says the team she was with was very good and experienced. They brought her up to speed to where she felt comfortable in this role. The person who had been her CEO also introduced her to several of his clients which helped to get the ball rolling.