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SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 18, 2005–From the floor of
the 2005 TEPR Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare announced today the launch of TouchChart(TM), an
Electronic Health Record (EHR) designed for the unique needs of small,
independent physician practices.

Allscripts has established itself as the leader in the electronic
health record market with its flagship TouchWorks(TM) EHR solution,
consistently receiving awards and establishing a customer base of many
of the leading mid to large size medical groups in the country. In
response to the significant national push, led by Dr. David Brailer,
the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, to bring
the electronic health record into the hands of small, independent
physician practices, Allscripts has developed a new solution,
TouchChart, for the unique needs of these practices.

TouchChart is built upon the solid foundation of Allscripts
award-winning document imaging and management solution, formerly known
as Impact.MD. It offers a modular approach to implementation, enabling
medical groups to quickly gain physician adoption and realize a rapid
return on investment. For example, practices can either start with a
module, such as document imaging, and then add functionality over
time, or implement the full EHR.

“In launching TouchChart, Allscripts has clearly taken a very
effective Impact.MD application, which we have used very successfully
since 1999, to the next level,” stated Susan Miller, Practice
Administrator at Family Practice Associates of Lexington, Kentucky.
“The modular approach is critical as it has enabled our conversion to
an electronic health record to be a simple process.”

The more than 300 medical groups across the country that use
Impact.MD will have the opportunity to upgrade to TouchChart version
3.3 and access additional EHR functionality. The application will be
available via both a direct sales force and a value-added reseller
(VAR) network.

“It is our belief that every physician should have access to a
full electronic health record,” stated Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts. “With the launch of TouchChart, Allscripts is
opening up the door for small, independent physician practices to
access this technology and benefit from the information and
connectivity, which is so critical to treating patients in a quality
and cost-effective fashion.”

About Allscripts

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Allscripts) is the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s business
groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect, and transform
healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning clinical
software applications include Electronic Health Record (EHR),
e-prescribing and document imaging solutions. Additionally, Allscripts
provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for
physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group
and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
Group. 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 2004
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
             Lisa Johnson, 312-506-1250

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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