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CHICAGO, Jan 28, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —

Academic Medical Center to Bring Wireless Technology to Physicians

Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support tools for physicians, announced today that Albert Einstein
Healthcare Network (Einstein) has signed a multi-year commitment to bring the
TouchWorks(TM) solution to their physicians. Einstein will implement the mobile
applications of TouchWorks Rx+(TM), FirstFill(TM), and TouchWorks Charge(TM) for
a number of their primary care and specialty physicians at Albert Einstein
Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. After several modules have been implemented
with a core group, Einstein will expand the TouchWorks solutions to other
physicians in their organization. Einstein plans to complete implementation of
the first of these solutions by the end of the first quarter of 2002.

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network has more than 350 primary care doctors and
specialists on staff, with an additional 700 affiliated physicians Einstein
Medical Center offers residency and fellowship training programs in many
specialty and subspecialty areas.

“We have seen many exciting advances in healthcare through the years and, from
our perspective, providing access to real-time information is one of the next
great advances. It can fundamentally improve the way physicians care for their
patients,” commented Laurence M. Russell, MD, Medical Director, Einstein
Community Health Associates.

Allscripts offers a modular approach that encourages physician acceptance and
utilization, enabling physicians to become proficient on a single application
that they find most beneficial, and then progressing to additional applications
over time. Additionally, TouchWorks seamlessly integrates with the IDX practice
management system.

Using wireless handheld devices, these applications help physicians reduce
medication errors through the use of electronic prescribing, provide patients
the option of filling their first prescription at their physician’s office for
the most commonly prescribed medications, and improve efficiency and
effectiveness by electronically capturing charges for all services and adding
real-time information with Evaluation & Management (E/M) coding assistance,
medical necessity checking, and Advance Beneficiary Notification (ABN)
collection, all at the point of care. The charge capture data from TouchWorks
will be seamlessly integrated into the IDX practice management system currently
used by Einstein.

“The physician-focused design of our TouchWorks applications will not only help
improve clinical outcomes, but also will help increase physician productivity,”
said J. Peter Geerloffs, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. “TouchWorks brings Just Right, Just-in-Time Information(TM),
providing Einstein physicians precisely the information they need, in context
and in real-time. For example, the TouchWorks Rx+ application can alert a
physician to a possible drug allergy or drug interaction at the moment they are
writing the prescription for their patient. This point-of-care information not
only saves time for the physician by reducing rework, but more importantly
results in a superior level of care for the patient.”

Einstein joins a group of very distinguished academic medical organizations that
use the TouchWorks system, including the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Faculty
Associates, Temple University Health System, the University of Minnesota
Physicians group, the University of Southern California Care Medical Group, and
the University of South Florida Physicians Group. Each of these organizations
leverage TouchWorks technology to improve clinical outcomes and increase
efficiency by automating the most common physician activities including
prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and taking clinical notes.

About Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, a member of the Jefferson Health System,
provides healthcare services through Albert Einstein Medical Center, Germantown
Community Health Services, Willow Terrace (a nursing home), MossRehab,
Willowcrest (a center for subacute care), Belmont Behavioral Health and a number
of outpatient and satellite locations. Einstein also operates a primary care
network, Einstein Neighborhood Healthcare. For more information on Albert
Einstein Healthcare Network, call 1-800-EINSTEIN, or visit .

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software
products enhance physician productivity and are accessed using a wireless
handheld or desktop workstation to automate the most common physician activities
including prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing
results, providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. Additionally,
Allscripts provides patient compliance and healthcare product education services
for physicians through its Physicians Interactive unit. Allscripts provides
services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE: RX);
Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); Compaq (NYSE: CPQ); Merck-Medco; and Microsoft
(Nasdaq: MSFT).

TouchWorks, TouchWorks Rx+, FirstFill, and TouchWorks Charge are trademarks of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. 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 2000 Annual Report on
Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at .

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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

CONTACT:          Dan Michelson, Vice President of Marketing of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions, +1-800-654-0889, Ext. 4330, , or Ms. Martha Wright, Assistant VP, Corporate
Marketing and Communications of Albert Einstein Medical Center,


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