Deirdre Baggot has a great deal of experience when it comes to hospital reform. The doctor and administrator is known for her leadership and her ability to get things done.
Baggot is not only a medical doctor, she also has a MSN and a BA. Her pioneering bundling methods are considered an innovative strategy in payment reform. She had help implement such methods for dozens of hospitals, which has improved overall customer experience.
Deirdre Baggot’s groundbreaking work has received national attention. She has spoken at numerous medical conventions including the American Heart Association, Institute For Healthcare Improvement and Medtronic. She has authored numerous papers on bundled payments, and her expertise has been featured on shows such as “All Things Considered” and “National Public Radio.”
She received her education at the University of Colorado and Loyola University Graduate School of Business. Today, she is an expert reviewer for CMS and GE Health Partners. She has also worked as a senior administrator and spokesperson for SCL Healthcare.
Baggot says people don’t understand the stress of taking care of individuals who are deathly ill. She says she always worked to improve the quality of care for the patient.
Baggot admits that the healthcare industry is in dire need of transformation. She says that hospital errors is the third biggest reason for why people die in the hospital, and that must change. “Things will not change until people get down to business and do the things they were hired and trained to do.”
Deirdre Baggot says she loves being an entrepreneur, and she’s proud of the fact that she’s helped so many people. The bundled payments program is expanding. The program is helping to reduce costs, which in turn keeps down readmission rates.
“While we have made great strides, we can do more,” said Baggot.