Deirdre Baggot on Transforming HealthcareJanuary 20, 2019 - Author: steph
Deirdre Baggot is an accomplished hospital executive and health payments reform expert. She began her career as a registered nurse and earned her MBA at Loyola University in Chicago. She later earned her PhD at the University of Colorado. She has put this education to use, having authored over twenty white papers and articles on health payments, and is especially known for her work on bundled payments. As a result, Dr. Baggot has spoken at several prestigious medical conferences, such as the American Heart Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Over the course of her career, she has design programs for around 200 hospitals, which led to improved medical care and lower costs. View Slideshare.net to learn more about Deirdre Baggot
An interview with Deirdre Baggot recently appeared on IdeaMensch, with Dr. Baggot highlighting some key aspects of her career in nursing and healthcare management. According to Dr. Baggot, when she was a rookie nurse, she was found herself bouncing around constantly, doing all of the tests needed for her critically ill patients. Even though she was a new nurse, she realized the value of administrative innovations when it comes to improving the cost and even the quality of care. She introduced a new checklist system, which made it easier for her and other nurses to make sure they were getting all the necessary labs done and administering all of the prescribed medication, but at the the same time weren’t wasting any time.
As a healthcare administrator, Deirdre Baggot laments that waste is such a huge part of medical care. In Dr. Baggot’s view, a fundamental transformation of healthcare will only happen through private funding. In the interview, she makes a comparison to the changes private partnership has fostered in education over the past two decades, and she sees great potential for something similar to happen in our healthcare system.