Deirdre Baggot is a business strategist and the foremost expert on bundled payment in the health sector. In an interview with George Baker of, she explains her path to success and what motivates her. She currently works as a consultant on health care systems after working in Academic Healthcare for 10 years.

When she was growing up she worked in her dad’s office after school to make money for the summer camp. Baggot began her career in the medical profession as a nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She went on to get a masters degree in leadership which propelled her to a leadership role and later on got a PhD. It is after this that her CEO encouraged her to go into consulting. . Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review

She finds the fact that her job as a consultant allows her to provide solutions to her client’s problems fulfilling. The healthcare expert enjoys dealing with the challenge of helping them rethink their business models. Deirdre finds technology such as the Fitbit very exciting and sees it as an effective way to make people more health conscious.

Political changes are a major challenge for any business according to Deirdre Baggot who stays productive by setting goals. She ensures that she sets daily goals and since she loves her job she has no problem being motivated to work on those goals. Every entrepreneur has experienced failure and Deirdre says that it has been in those moments of disappointment when things didn’t go as planned that she learned the most.

About Deirdre Baggot

Baggot started her career at in 1997 at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she worked as a nurse and resource coordinator. She has held positions at different institutions including University of Michigan Health System and SCL Health in Colorado. She is married with two kids.

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