InnovaCare Health Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkininides has been the CEO at InnovaCare Health since 2016. Her experience in the running and management of clinical programs is extensive, having worked before in such capacity under government programs involving public health, social work and overseas medical aid programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Before joining InnovaCare Health, here are some of the various capacities she served under in various organizations: Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at CentreLight HealthCare, at Touchstone Care Health as the Chief Operating Officer, at AmeriChoice, as the Vice President in the Department of Disease and Care Management.

Her recent interview with IdeaMensch helps to shed more light and give insight into who she is and why she has been successful and fundamental in the growth of and excellence of InnovaCare Health, over the years. Her work involves travelling a lot, and she stated that this has made her travel time to be her most productive time idea wise at it keeps both her mind and body on its toes. She also stated that it is very important to be surrounded by a great team because that is how ideas come to life. She also stated that she appreciates how technology has been successful in interconnecting people through screen sharing and video conferencing and stated also that she is very pleased by the way InnovaCare Health has explored the technological angle and used it as a tool to enhance efficiently in the provision of a world-class healthcare model that benefits those in need immensely.

As a successful entrepreneur, she stated that one of the most important habits to have is to always focus on positivism on the job and the willingness to take a chance to be different, to deviate from the norm or what everybody else is doing. To be a successful entrepreneur, her advice is that one should always take the time to gather information and be aware of what is happening in the industry through reading and using other resources as well and using this information to see how it could fit into an overall strategy. She said stated that being organized and paying attention to detail is a very important part of who she is. One of her favorite books she would recommend is called “Start With Why,” by Simon Strek and one of her favorite shows is STAT News for its analytical approach to healthcare.

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Deirdre’s contributions to the healthcare sector

Deirdre Baggot, MBA, Ph.D. is a top healthcare business policymaker and payment expert who hails from Denver, Colorado. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from South Illinois University and earned her MBA from Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business in Illinois in addition to a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Denver.

Deirdre career life started at the Northwest Memorial Hospital In 1997. She served as a resource coordinator as well as the head of the hospital’s administration group. After about six years of working in the hospital, she moved on to Ann Arbor, Michigan where she joined the University of Michigan Health System. Here, she worked as an administrative manager as well as a business analyst. During her tenure, she was recognized and awarded several accolades for her outstanding leadership qualities in addition to sigma certification. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review

Ms. Deirdre Baggot has been invited as a keynote speaker for various medical conferences. These comprise of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Heart Association, Innovation Summit, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Bundled Payment Congress, Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Bundled Payment summit.

As one of the most respected voices in the health care payment reform, Ms. Baggot drew her experience as a hospital executive and a clinician who pioneered bundled payments by taking center stage in the CMS Acute Care Episode demonstration at Exempla Healthcare. Deirdre has also led and built consulting practices that generated over $5 million in annual revenue for two firms.

Ms. Baggot has written various papers on the subject of payment transformation, healthcare reform, and bundled payments. Her expertise is highly sought and has featured on All Things Considered, Planet Money, and Morning Edition of National Public Radio. In 2012, she was appointed by CMS as an expert reviewer for Bundled Payments Models.

Throughout her career, Deirdre developed client relationship, planned and executed strategies and programs for sixty bundles and 200 hospitals. Such efforts resulted in improved patient experience and clinical results, at reduced costs. As a result, both hospitals and physicians shared in the savings.

Additionally, she acts as an advisor to top leadership and health boards.

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