The current president of The Camden Group, Deirdre Baggot has devised innovative and cost-effective payment models throughout her career. With an MBA and a Ph.D., she started her career as a nurse in 1998 at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
She has worked in 200 hospitals and also government bodies like Medicare, Medicaid where she created feasible payment plans that made it convenient and affordable for the masses to pay for the medical expenditures and insurance premiums. Read this article of Deirdre Baggot at Researchgate.
As a nurse in Chicago, she noticed how nurses in Northwestern would recommend a number of medical tests than actually required for effective treatment of the patient which increased their medical expenses. Somewhere deep inside her, she knew this became an added burden for the patients following which she decided to make a checklist of all the tests required for every illness treated in the hospital.
Luckily the management took it seriously when she brought up the issue and implemented the checklist she made. To the surprise of everyone, the implementation immediately led to positive results. The checklist made sure that unrequired tests were not carried out thus saving on resources of the hospital and expenses of the patient. Secondly the time for treating a patient substantially reduced thus increasing the efficiency of medical procedures.
Her decades of expertise in the field of creating patient-oriented payment models caught the attention of different medical institutions and insurance companies across the globe. She even went to those countries to discuss the different models she created which are based on the institution and the targeted illnesses. She delivered lectures to various institution some of which are the Bundled Payments Summit, Institute for Healthcare Improvements and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Apart from her career, Deirdre Baggot has been happily married for years and is loving a loving mother of two and is currently residing in Denver.