It is a well known fact that the American healthcare system is lagging in many areas. The industry is in a desperate need for innovative individuals to create ways to transform the industry. One person who is passionate about working towards these much needed changes is Deirdre Baggot.
Deirdre Baggot is an innovative and driven person who grew up with a passion for the healthcare industry and helping others. After high school graduation, Deirdre enrolled in college at the Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. There she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. After this, she continued her education at the Quinlan School of Business at the Loyola University in Chicago, where she earned her Master’s in Business Administration degree. Ms. Baggot later continued her education in Denver at the University of Colorado, where she earned her Doctorate of Philosophy.
Throughout her educational career, Deirdre Baggot has also established an impressive career history in the Healthcare industry. She started her professional career as a staff nurse at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. It was during this period that she decided to pursue the business administration educational goals. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review
After completing school in Chicago, Ms. Baggot left the area and relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan. She lived there for three years and worked for the University of Michigan Health System. Her position there was the Administrative Manager and Business Analyst. She left Ann Arbor and moved to Denver, Colorado where she advanced not only her career but her education as well.
She stayed in Denver for four years before being offered a position with GE Healthcare Partners in 2010. This position relocated her to the Los Angeles, California area. While at GE, Deirdre created and implemented a system that would allow hospitals to bill and receive payments for the services that they had provided. This system allowed the hospitals to save time and money, and ultimately reduce costs to their patients. The system has been so successful that over 200 hospitals in the country have benefited from it.
In February 2018, Deirdre finally realized a goal of her own. She opened her own business, Healthcare Business Strategist. This new endeavor will allow her to continue to share her expertise and innovative programs to the many businesses that operate within the Healthcare industry.
Ms. Baggot is also a well known speaker at many medical conferences that are held each year. She has also been features on several talk shows to share her expertise. These shows have included All Things Considered, Planet Money, and Morning Edition. She was also recently interviews for IdeaMensch.