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DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare is expanding its collaboration with software company Regard on a tool that uses artificial intelligence to boost diagnostics and billing.

The project started as a pilot program in October 2020, but the two entities have since inked a multiyear commercial engagement. The collaboration has increased annual revenue by $3 million, reduced physicians’ note-writing time by about 30 percent and lowered physicians’ clinical documentation integrity queries by a fourth, according to the Oct. 4 Regard news release.

The algorithmic program integrates into Epic and Cerner EHRs to mine patients’ medical histories to help optimize diagnoses and billing.

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