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Innovative use of the electronic health record to support harm reduction efforts.

Hyman D, Neiman J, Rannie M, et al. Pediatrics. 2017;139.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services no longer reimburses hospitals for certain hospital-acquired conditions—an increasingly recognized source of preventable harm to patients. Researchers describe how they were able to reduce harm resulting from hospital-acquired conditions at their institution by more than 30% through improved use of electronic health record data and reporting tools.