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Top Rated Patient-to-Provider Online Solution Enhances Value of Allscripts
Electronic Health Record and Practice Management Solutions

CHICAGO and CARY, N.C., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leader in software, services, information, and
connectivity solutions for physicians and hospitals, and Medfusion, the leader
in patient-to-provider online communication solutions, today announced a
strategic agreement to provide the top-ranked Medfusion patient portal for
Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management clients


The new Allscripts online patient communications solution, or patient
portal, will enable physician practices to save time, lower costs and increase
revenue while providing services that are increasingly popular with patients.
In place of paper forms and phone calls, the solution, which will be called
Allscripts Patient Portal, enables patients to make appointment requests,
renew prescriptions, view test results and conduct other common tasks on-line,
including HIPAA-compliant secure messaging with their care team.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to
require physicians to provide electronic patient-to-provider communications as
a condition of qualifying for Electronic Health Record incentive payments
authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Allscripts in a way that
aligns both companies to help physicians and their practices meet the
guidelines for meaningful use of healthcare technology under the ARRA,” said
Steve Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Medfusion. “Patient involvement –
through access and communication – in the management of their care is critical
to reshaping healthcare in America, and Medfusion is proud to offer the
platform to enable such change.”

Allscripts Patient Portal will be integrated with Allscripts Electronic
Health Record and Practice Management solutions. Patients now will have one
sign-on to reach a complete source for any of their clinical or administrative
needs. And physician practices will have a state-of-the-art portal that saves
time, money, and increases revenue while providing valuable services that
patients increasingly want and need.

“Physicians are eager to strengthen their relationship with patients and
enhance the quality of care they provide by making the entire care process
more efficient, more effective and easier for patients,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Our agreement with Medfusion, a true
industry leader in patient portal solutions, offers physicians the best
clinical and administrative communications solution available today, while
satisfying the requirements that we believe will be approved by CMS.”

About Medfusion

Medfusion is a Cary, NC-based company that provides patient-to-provider
communication solutions that enable healthcare providers to offer superior
service to their patients while improving office efficiency and generating
revenue. Medfusion’s powerful, web-based solutions virtually transform patient
communications with applications for pre-registration, appointment requests
and reminders, outbound messaging, lab results delivery, prescription
renewals, online bill payment, virtual office visits, and more, including
uniquely-branded content-rich web sites. Medfusion is the preferred portal and
website provider for the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and was ranked #1 by KLAS in the
“2008 Software Category” for secure patient portals. For more information,
please visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More
than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 post-acute and
homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their
patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning solutions include
electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management,
practice management, document management, medication services, hospital care
management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation.
Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To
learn more, visit

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developments, the Company’s future performance, as well as management’s
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Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the
volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles
and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve
or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new
product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional
activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships;
undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; compliance
with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in
laws or regulations in the healthcare industry; possible regulation of the
Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility
of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our
growth and integrate acquisitions; the ability to recognize the benefits of
the merger with Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC (“MHS”); the integration of MHS
with the Company and the possible disruption of current plans and operations
as a result thereof; maintaining our intellectual property rights and
litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to
third-party suppliers; our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate
third-party licensed technology; breach of our security by third parties; and
the risk factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2007 Annual Report on Form
10-K available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange
Commission at The Company undertakes no obligation to update
publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Allscripts – 07/21/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
or Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
both of Allscripts; or Yvette Cole of Medfusion, +1-919-882-2841,
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