“Be willing to tell it like it is even if it means you don’t get the work”
In 1997 Dierdre Baggot started her career as a nurse at North Western Memorial Hospital. After six years she went on to become a business analyst and administrative manager for the University of Michigan Health Systems. Nine years after her start at North Western, Dierdre Baggot was now the Senior Administrator of the Cardiac and Vascular Institute. Following her stint at the Institute, she found herself now Senior Vice President of GE Healthcare Partners where she spent six years working on healthcare payment systems. Read more at worldcongress.com to learn more.
It is people like Diedre Baggot who continue to lead the effort and whose drive can be only be powered by the need to help those who are less fortunate. In this world there is no shortage of the needy and without people like Deirdre Baggot, we might be looking at this world in a black and white lens. She recently blogged about how “we have over 60,000 different diagnoses, more than 6000 drugs and more than 4000 surgical techniques and procedures that we are attempting to deploy.” This need to stay deeply involved and make her voice heard on the issues that matter is the type of leadership that we need in every sector, private and governmental.
Because of the overwhelming nature a fee-for-service has on not just the patient , but everyone else involved, the innovative birth of a bundle payment had to happen, not just in California, but in as many places that can be reached. With a bundled payment, for all of the care and services related to a specific clinical episode or condition, the patient can just make one single payment. Deirdre Baggot continues to push the envelope to find better costs and reimbursement portfolios.
In a world that’s always changing, it’s nice to have someone who refuses to change one thing. The willingness to never to compromise what she stands for in exchange for financial gain .