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 Clinical Quality Solution Automates Physician Quality Reporting for 'Pay For
                            Performance' Programs

CHICAGO and HONOLULU, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts, the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today introduced the Allscripts
Clinical Quality Solution (CQS), a powerful new tool that automates the
burdensome quality reporting requirements of federal pay-for-performance
programs and provides additional real-time clinical decision-support
information to improve the quality of patient care.


CQS is powered by TeamPraxis, a physician management services organization
that provides technology and support services to more than 1,000 physicians in
Hawaii. Under agreement with TeamPraxis, Allscripts will integrate CQS into
its Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solutions

“Physicians today would like to take advantage of the growing number of
pay-for-performance initiatives that promise to deliver new income for their
practices, but many are discouraged by the time-consuming paperwork required
to participate in the programs,” said Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen
Tullman. “Our new Clinical Quality Solution powered by TeamPraxis takes the
pain out of pay-for-performance by automating the entire reporting process,
letting physicians focus on what they do best — providing great patient

Pay-for-performance programs aim to lower the overall cost of healthcare
by providing financial bonuses to physicians who deliver high quality care.
One such initiative that is supported by the Allscripts CQS is the Physicians
Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), a program of the Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services (CMS) that provides bonuses for physicians who successfully
report a designated set of quality measures for covered Medicare services.

The Allscripts CQS is a true “no touch” system that makes it easier for
practices to qualify for PQRI and other pay-for-performance bonuses by
extracting and compiling the appropriate quality measures from the Electronic
Health Record, Practice Management system, or outside laboratories. Using
flexible clinical algorithms, the Allscripts CQS assists clinicians in
determining which patients are eligible for the pay-for-performance program
and in finding the appropriate reporting codes, which are then automatically
appended to claims submitted electronically. This frees office staff from the
time-consuming process of manually reviewing individual patient medical
records to determine which patients are eligible for which pay-for-performance
programs, and then manually applying the appropriate codes. Practices need
only select which pay-for-performance programs they wish to participate in and
the measures they want to report, and then use their EHR to document relevant
information during each patient visit.

“We are proud to partner with Allscripts in developing this innovative
solution that we believe will help physicians across the nation deliver higher
quality care while generating new income for their practices,” said TeamPraxis
President and Chief Executive Officer Creighton Arita. “The Allscripts
Clinical Quality Solution powered by TeamPraxis furthers Allscripts mission of
eliminating paper from healthcare and delivering information that makes a
difference at the point of care.”

Beyond automating quality reporting and pay-for-performance initiatives,
the Allscripts CQS provides physicians with a real-time display of their
patient information. This enables them not only to see their reporting
progress in real time, but also to leverage this information at the point of
care to deliver more proactive care.

With the CQS Physician Dashboard, physicians can view their aggregate data
in real time and drill down to see the status of individual patients. For
example, physicians can see how many of their diabetic patients have current
blood sugar levels within and outside of recommended ranges, or drill down to
view the latest results of individual patients. Unlike quality reports that
come after the fact, this actionable information enables physicians to
immediately take proactive steps such as scheduling follow-up appointments or
lab tests for at-risk patients.

The Allscripts-TeamPraxis agreement is the latest step in a productive
partnership. TeamPraxis has been deploying Allscripts solutions among Hawaii
physicians since 2005, and is now the state’s leading Electronic Health Record
provider. During 2007, TeamPraxis implemented more EHR systems in Hawaii than
all of its competitors combined.

About TeamPraxis

TeamPraxis is Hawaii’s premier physician management services organization
(MSO), providing affordable, scalable clinical technology solutions and
support services to independent physicians. Founded in 1992, TeamPraxis
currently has a staff of more than 140 full time professionals and serves more
than 1,000 physicians throughout the State of Hawaii. As a member of the
DataHouse family of companies, TeamPraxis builds technology solutions anchored
by a powerful information platform, state-of-the-art hardware and world class
facilities. For more information, visit:

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The company’s unique solutions inform, connect and transform
healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000
physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics and
hospitals nationwide utilize Allscripts to automate and connect everyday tasks
such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and
scheduling, and safely discharging patients. To learn more, visit Allscripts

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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