Emergency departments operate under increasing pressure, such as mounting patient volumes, more stringent regulatory requirements, and increasing staff shortages.

Using the right technology can help improve communication both within the emergency department and between the emergency department and caregivers outside the ED. McKesson EDIS (emergency department information system) solutions are based on the clinical workflow of the emergency department and provide a common, knowledge-driven documentation source. Since it accounts for 40%-70% of inpatient admissions, this emergency department documentation can play a critical role in hospital-wide efforts to manage capacity, enhance efficiency and ensure patient safety.