Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., is a healthcare strategist who has focused on payment innovation during the course of her professional career. She lives and works in the greater Denver area and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, where she earned her bachelor of science in nursing. She also earned a masters degree in business administration at Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business. Her Ph.D. was earned at the University of Colorado, Denver.
She started her professional career in 1997 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She stayed with this hospital for six years. She started out as a staff nurse and was promoted to being the resource coordinator. She was eventually named as the manager of their hospital administration group. In 2003 Deirdre Baggot used her experience to get hired on at the University of Michigan Health System as a business analyst and as an administrative manager. Learn more about Dairdre Baggot at Crunchbase.
It was in 2006 that Deirdre Baggot moved to Denver, Colorado. She began working for SCL Health as a senior administrator at their Cardiac and Vascular Institute. During her four years in this position she led 450 employees at this institute. Among her duties were business development, strategic planning, and recruiting physicians. She then moved to Los Angeles as she had been hired by GE Healthcare Partners as their new senior vice president. While in this position she worked on healthcare payment innovation such as bundled payments. This included commercial, employer, and Medicaid bundled payment plans.
For just over two years she was a partner at ECG Management Consultants where she used her knowledge about bundled payments plans to advice other healthcare firms who wanted to implement this type of system. She is now considered a national expert when it comes to healthcare payment innovation and has been interviewed by a number of national media outlets. This includes a number of NPR shows such as All Things Considered, Planet Money, and Morning Edition. Her expertise on this subject also led to her being asked to serve as chair for the National Bundled Payment Summit. She now works independently as a healthcare business strategist and provides her expertise to others in the healthcare industry.