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Health care billing is Tough and Deirdre Baggot has the answer

Deirdre Baggot is one of the most talked about business strategist minds around. She has made some headway in an area that is challenging to many; healthcare billing. How should such a sensitive thing work? Should we bill on a per service performed rate or bill a flat rate for all services despite how imperative they were or the end results? Deirdre Baggot is one of the few early pioneers that said, “Why not bundle these items in billable episodes of services performed and tied to charges related to a destined end result? This is essentially the concept behind bundle billing. No matter what side of the healthcare debate somebody is on, an informed person usually prefers this method of medical billing over others. Deirdre Baggot sat down with Inspirey and had some pretty interesting things for us to learn about her. Find out more about Baggot at Beckers Hospital Review

It was a CEO that got her into Consulting

Apparently, a decade within the healthcare billing field, working for large corporate clients, bored Deirdre a great deal. Deirdre Baggot shared that a former CEO of hers was getting bored with the concept too; and he had already begun consulting on the side. The rest is history, as they say. In fact, these two minds formed the Camden group together and this entity was eventually purchased from them by General Electric for a respectable sum. Most people don’t follow a CEO for an escape route when they leave the world of big business!

Camden became Profitable at the Speed of Light!

“Not long, maybe three months…” this was the answer that Deirdre had for the interviewer! Think about this, most businesses spend their first few years trying to become profitable. Mrs. Baggot not only accomplished this in under a year but in merely a quarter of a year. Such a thought is almost unheard of in the world of entrepreneurship. This is even true for those great minds that broke free from the corporate world. Many of these industrious people even require a few years to do what Deirdre had done in under a quarter of one.

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Stream Energy

Stream Energy is a company founded in the year 2005 that provides wireless and energy services to its large customer base. The company has greatly advanced over the years and now functions in seven states including New Jersey and New York.

Stream Energy in Dallas Patch

Stream Care was featured in the Dallas Patch for its philanthropic efforts. The Stream Care Center is a foundation that Stream Energy formed to provide assistance and reliefs to people that were faced with natural disasters such as floods. The Stream Care Center uses resources from Stream Energy to provide financial aid. For example, Stream care was one of the charity organizations that helped individuals that were affected by a hurricane in Houston. The Hurricane, known as Hurricane Harvey, made a lot of people homeless and poor. Stream Care Center chipped in to provide these people with financial aid.

Philanthropic efforts

Stream care has been involved in several charitable initiatives that aim at improving the living standards of people. Stream Care not only provides financial assistance towards these initiatives, but it also provides basic needs such as food and clothing. Some of the charitable efforts that Stream Care has been involved with include:

  • They work with the Home Supply Company which is a company in the Dallas area that tries to eradicate poverty in the state by helping the homeless people. This partnership offers basic needs to the homeless people as well as secondary needs such as school supplies and adequate education. The partnership hopes that it can better the lives of people living on the street.
  • They work with Red Cross which is a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance and first aid to people all around the globe. Stream Energy has also become a part of this by assisting people affected by natural disasters.
  • Stream care also worked with Operation Once in a Lifetime a while ago to help veterans by providing transportation for them and food to get to a steakhouse in Dallas.

https://alivenewspaper.com/2018/09/stream-energy-additional-income/

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Serge Belamant: The Info System Pioneer that first created Blockchain.

How is he an Info System Pioneer?

Serge Belamant is an info systems pioneer because he got in at the very beginning and did quite well for both himself and the business field. It’s as simple as that. The early great performers are the pioneers of any field. It should also be noted that this former high school National Chess Champion moved his piece, so to speak, a number of times during his college career

Did he Switch Majors A Lot?

Like most pioneers, Serge Belamant didn’t settle into something until he knew that he had found the right thing for him to be best at. His first year of undergraduate studies had him listed as an engineer, and this was changed to applied mathematics and computer science for his second year of studies. The third year was a series of info systems studies funded by UNISA.

He had a Unique Approach to Market Offerings…

When you are at a level of computer programming and applied math analysis that Serge Belamant is at, you can really pigeon hole yourself into some interesting applications. For years, the systems that Serge Belamant developed were for the statistical analysis of scientific data. Scientific data has interesting applications. One application Serge was successful in was preventing future droughts by studying data systems for current ones. A number of civics projects (roadways and such) were also benefited from the early systems that Serge worked on. Who else could benefit from new approaches to info systems? The banking, finance and retail industries!

From ATM to Blockchain and then back again?

You’ve read it correctly, it’s ironic really. Serge Belamant developed early systems for these fields that involved ATM changeovers. After selling his services as an employee for several large projects and companies, Serge went on his own to start net1. Net1 not only patented the original version of the blockchain technology, they’ve also developed a debit card that people can use around Europe and without the need of a separate bank to verify the POS eligibility. The card is the actual banking infrastructure! It uses blockchain technology to reference a series of (sometimes offline) ledgers that verify transactions and create an environment in which the card is the bank. It is interesting indeed.

 

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Eric Lefkofsky: Developing a System for Storing Medical Information

Eric Lefkofsky has been transforming the field of science because of the breakthroughs that he introduced. It is his ultimate dream to provide an existing knowledge to the scientists and physicians around the world, especially to those who are looking for a way on how they can treat diseases and other illnesses that are still incurable. One of his most popular works is the creation of Tempus, a company that created the world’s largest collection of medical data. Tempus is currently being used by a lot of scientists and physicians, especially those who are looking for a similar patient case. They wanted to emulate the diagnosis on a patient found on the other side of the world, and try out other treatment options to see which one would be more effective. Through Tempus, many individuals who have been diagnosed with deadly diseases have survived.

Tempus, according to Eric Lefkofksy, is a compelling medical platform. He stated that the reason he created it is that of his will to change the world. He wanted to eradicate deadly diseases, and help people from the poorest parts of the globe to have a chance in living their lives to the fullest. The scientists who have been using Tempus for years have expressed their gratitude to Eric Lefkofsky. They said that the idea behind the medical platform is superb, and through the system, they can upload findings of a particular patient, and they could also select which type of diagnosis can be downloaded for a specific patient.

Tempus also has a big storage size, and doctors around the world have not eaten up all of the spaces provided by Tempus, despite the huge number of data that are being sent over. Eric Lefkofsky, who graduated from the University of Michigan, shared his thoughts about the system that he created. He revealed that cancer patients have the highest chances of survival if they will undergo treatment that partners with the Tempus System. He said that many cancer patients have already been tested under the Tempus system, and all of their diagnosis and medical backgrounds have been stored in a huge digital storage which can be accessed by any doctors or scientists around the world.

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Susan McGalla: Chief Marketing Officer of American Eagle

The president and Chief Merchandising Officer of American Eagle, Susan McGalla has been with the company since 1994. At this time, the teen retailer still showed a lot of its roots as a male-oriented activewear store. Before starting at American Eagle, Susan McGalla came from Joseph Horne Co. department stores. She had always felt like the management at American Eagle was passing judgment on her based on the value of the ideas that she shared. When she went on business trips, she always made sure that she was not the last person to arrive at the morning meetings.

Susan McGalla earned her title of Chief Merchandising Officer at American Eagle last May. Some of her responsibilities are being in charge of merchandising, marketing, and design. She has a very important position in a company whose clothing can be seen on teenagers all throughout the United States. When she wore jeans in October to celebrate the moving of American Eagle’s headquarters to the South Side, the Governor of the city, Ed Rendell, states that it was very rare to see a president as young as Susan McGalla.

As a child, she was taught that she was a person, not a man or a woman. Typical gender expectations were not placed on Susan McGalla. by her family. While she was growing up in the East Liverpool area of Ohio, her family supported her and taught her how to be comfortable with presenting her ideas and herself. She believes that not playing the woman card has served her very well in her career. She enjoys the fact that she can talk about shopping and sports with the same excitement and interest. When she explained this on an application for a female executive award, they asked her to provide another answer as it made them uncomfortable.