Deirdre Baggot is a healthcare system reformer and her work in bundled payments has helped many hospitals and health organizations run at higher efficiency levels and has made payments easier for patients. Ideamensch asked her some questions about what her life as a medical professional has been like and where she sees the future of medical technology going. Baggot told them one of the first times she ventured into medical innovation was when she was a nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and she needed to figure out how to better organize her patient checklist. She rearranged the list and made sure she wasn’t overdoing work. Baggot says she’s most excited about wearable technology and how she believes that will help medical professionals with multitasking. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review
Deirdre Baggot is the Vice President of the Camden Group, a bundled payment consulting firm based in Los Angeles. During her time there, she’s been designated to several administrative positions including being an expert reviewer for the Bundled Payments for Care as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In 2016 she was part of a team of medical payment reform experts who started introducing the bundled payment systems on a large scale while working with ECG Consultants.
Deirdre Baggot graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing just prior to starting at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her next phase was completing a certificate in Health Care Executive Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and then overseeing various functions at the University of Michigan’s health system. One of her first big accomplishments came when she was at Exempla St. Joseph and helped bring a cardiovascular services pilot program as part of the Acute Care Episode, a program that was exclusive to four health centers in the US. Baggot has spoken at many health seminars and published over 20 papers in her field. Other positions she has held include being an advisor to the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Veterans Health Administration and she’s been a featured guest in media outlets like the Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare and National Public Radio.