Deirdre Baggot, PhD, MBA, BSN, is, most notably, recognized as a pioneering authority on bundled business systems. She earned her PhD at the University of Colorado. She began her collegiate path by earning her Business Administration Master’s Degree at Loyola University Graduate School of Business. She then earned her Nursing Bachelor of Science before pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy Degree. She has held the office of Vice President of Camden since 2012 where she has been able to utilize her expertise with bundled payments, an initiative that links payments for patients with multiple billing issues. This initiative often leads to higher quality care for the patient while lowering actual medical costs and improving profits. Learn more about Deirdre Baggot on Ideamensch
Her career began as a clinician where she quickly saw the need for applied expertise in the bundled payment process. It seems that Deirdre Baggot was always destined for the medical industry. Her father was an anesthesiologist. Her brother grew up to be an OB. She worked in her dad’s office during her summers. After college, she spent ten years in executive leadership roles in Academic Healthcare. In 2010, at the advice of her former CEO, she shifted to healthcare management consulting to apply her expertise. During her career, she has written over 20 papers, appeared on television and radio as an expert, and has been a keynote speaker at several medical conferences. In all, she has spent most of her life improving and perfecting methods of healthcare, bundled payments, and payment transformations.
Her latest focus is on consumer wearables, products a patient can wear that are able to track and report on pre-programmed parameters identifying specific needs for patients. The biggest challenge with wearables is the availability of hospitals to have the proper monitoring equipment. Funding is an issue that she is working on diligently.