Deirdre Baggot, PhD, MBA, RN has had a long career as a hospital executive and clinician, with particular expertise in consulting and payments management. She has written and spoken extensively on bundled healthcare payments. She has been the keynote speaker for medical conferences, including the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Dr. Baggot recently wrote an article for Becker’s Hospital Review providing advice on how hospitals can implement bundled payment systems. Dr. Baggot argues that bundled payments help hospitals save time and money while also lowering costs for the patients they see. Dr. Baggot advises against choosing bundled payment options for small populations or in instances where there has been a gap in clinical performance. For Dr. Baggot, the bottom line is that any bundled payment must be effective and low-cost for patient and provider.
In an interview with IdeaMensch, Deirdre Baggot described how her career has developed over the years. She began as a staff nurse and hospital administrator at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, one of the top hospitals in the Chicago area.
Dr. Baggot has been proud of creating the concept of “The Checklist” to ensure patients are getting the care they need and are not being over-treated unnecessarily. Dr. Baggot is inspired by the emergence of wearable technologies, like smart watches, that allow individuals to take charge of their day-to-day health.
Dr. Baggot received her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado and a Masters in Business Administration at Loyola University Graduate School of Business, where she was also a Gregory LaVert Scholar. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Dr. Baggot currently lives in Colorado with her family. She is on Twitter @deirdre_baggot where she has posted announcements about new blog posts.