The trend of bringing technology to patients is making its mark with bedside MR in neuro ICUs and EDs. Bedside brain scans are helping to guide care team decision-making and significantly reduce risks for patients and staff—especially considering that one in four intrahospital critical patient transports results in an adverse event.1 Join our panel of clinical and financial experts as they review ongoing problems with critical care neuroimaging. They will offer solutions that can reduce ICU and ED length of stay and explore the impact of bedside MR imaging on avoiding adverse events and improving patient outcomes and health system revenue and operations. As the experts tell us, the benefits are clinical, operational, and financial.

1. Parmentier-Decrucq E, Poissy J, Favory R, Nseir S, Onimus T, Guerry MJ, Durocher A, Mathieu D. Adverse events during intrahospital transport of critically ill patients: incidence and risk factors. Ann Intensive Care. 2013 Apr 12;3(1):10

What You'll Learn

  • How Swoop™ bedside MR can reduce systematic problems and cost issues with critical care neuroimaging
  • Why bedside brain imaging can be a simple, effective procedure led by techs or nurses without the worry of shielding
  • How bedside MR scans help to reduce MR backlogs and patient wait-times from conventional MR systems while helping to increase billings and revenue
  • Why clinical experts see transporting critically ill patients to MR scanners as an ‘unsafe methodology’ 
  • What special considerations exist when adopting bedside MR imaging in EDs or ICUs


Expert Panel

Mark Shaker Barbara A. McLean Doug Thompson

Mark Shaker, FACHE

Mark S. Shaker, FACHE has been a healthcare leader in Southwest Ohio for over thirty years. Most of his career has been in the acute care space as President and CEO of both community hospitals as well as a large tertiary care facility. Mark held several system level positions in service line leadership, physician recruitment, business development, and operations improvement/lean six sigma deployment adding to his c- suite experience.

Currently a partner in Factor 7 Medical, LLC, a medical technology consulting firm, he engages companies to drive innovation, improve market penetration and successfully collaborate with customers. As an executive in residence at The Entrepreneur Center in Dayton, Mark has advised several med tech startups as well as post-acute providers such as a large national Hospice collaborative.

Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS, CRNP, FCCM

Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for 40 years. Ms. McLean is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Surgery and Trauma. She has been awarded the excellence in education award by the AACN as well as the circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2014 and the SCCM has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for critical care nursing excellence in 2013 and was the first nurse to receive the Joseph and Rae Brown award for contributions to critical care in 2016.

As an educator, provider and practitioner, Barbara is committed to patient care and safety; critical care practice, collegial communication, and evidence-based practice implementation at the bedside. Most importantly, every day of her personal and practice life are spent working towards improving care for patients and families.

Doug Thompson, MBA, FHIMSS

Douglas Thompson, MBA, FHIMSS, is an international expert in measuring and realizing the value of healthcare technologies. He has spent his 35-year career as a hospital finance, operations and IT consultant, and vendor executive. He also served an 8-year stint as a researcher and speaker for The Advisory Board Company. His mission is to help healthcare providers get more value from their technology investments. Doug is currently the President of Open Box, LLC.