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    Largest Illinois Healthcare Network to Expand EHR Program System-Wide

CHICAGO and OAK BROOK, Ill., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that Advocate Health Care will deploy the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic
Health Record (EHR) from Allscripts to automate and connect 225 physicians in
the first phase of a system-wide roll-out of the solution.

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Advocate Health Care, repeatedly ranked among the nation’s top health
systems, includes approximately 800 staff physicians and nearly 2,100
independent physicians within Advocate Health Partners — the care management
and managed care contracting network — working in over 900 medical offices
across metropolitan Chicago. The agreement announced today expands upon a
successful pilot program involving 40 physicians within two divisions of
Advocate Health Care.

“Our physicians have demonstrated that, with Allscripts technology, they
can deliver on the promise of providing high quality care more efficiently,”
said Jim Skogsbergh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Advocate Health
Care. “We are pleased to be able to extend the benefits of the Electronic
Health Record to more of our physicians as part of our ongoing effort to
continually improve the quality and efficiency of care for our patients.”

The web-based TouchWorks EHR provides instant access to patient
information and automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing
medications and documenting patient visits, while connecting physicians
electronically to laboratories, pharmacies, insurers and other key healthcare
stakeholders. The Electronic Health Record also automatically tracks key
patient outcomes, providing the information needed to improve the
effectiveness of disease management, health maintenance, and care planning
initiatives. And the solution’s full-spectrum connectivity is increasingly
important for public and private pay-for-quality initiatives, where the focus
is overall health of patient populations.

“Allscripts has proven to us that they’re a great partner with a strong
focus on helping us succeed at the business of medicine,” said Lee Sacks, MD,
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Advocate Health Care.
“The Electronic Health Record is intuitive, easy for our specialists and
general practitioners to customize for their particular needs, and above all
highly effective at promoting patient safety by giving physicians the critical
information they need to make the best decisions at the point of care.”

The Allscripts pilot program involved physicians in two divisions of
Advocate Health Care — Advocate Medical Group and Advocate Health Centers.
Dr. Sacks said the pilot demonstrated that physicians would utilize the EHR
and were convinced that it made them more effective and more efficient.

“Initially, we were concerned that an Electronic Health Record might slow
us down or not fit into our workflow,” said Martin Doot, MD, medical director
of Illinois Professionals Health Program and an early Allscripts user at
Advocate. “While we had to make some adjustments to our processes, it was no
more difficult than using a computer or iPod at home and the end result has
been a faster process for us and better care for our patients.”

Advocate Health Care will integrate TouchWorks with its Centricity
Business (formerly IDX Flowcast) practice management system to directly link
clinical and financial information across the network. The integration
improves end-user productivity, increases patient satisfaction and enhances
revenue cycle management by combining clinical and financial data into a
common, easy-to-navigate architecture.

“We are extremely proud that Advocate, one of the nation’s premier
healthcare delivery networks, has proven the effectiveness of our Electronic
Health Record and chosen to deploy it to all of their physicians,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Together, we’re providing
physicians the information they need, when and where they need it to support
safer, more effective care for Chicagoland patients.”

About Advocate Health Care

Oak Brook-based Advocate Health Care, the largest health care provider in
Illinois, is ranked among the nation’s top health care systems. A faith-based,
non-profit system, Advocate is related to both the Evangelical Lutheran Church
in America and the United Church of Christ. Advocate’s multiple sites of care
in metropolitan Chicago include eight acute care hospitals and two children’s
hospitals, a home health care company and several of Chicago’s largest medical

With 25,000 employees, Advocate is the second largest private employer in
Chicago. Through a long-term academic and teaching affiliation with the
University of Illinois at Chicago Health Sciences Center, Advocate trains more
resident physicians than any non-university teaching hospital in Illinois. For
more information about Advocate Health Care, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include electronic
health records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the
Company’s Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical
product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment
services through its Medication Services unit. To learn more, visit Allscripts
on the Web at

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements
are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts
beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future
performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and
uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict,
Allscripts’ actual results may be materially different from the results
expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of
the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the
Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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