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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 19, 2004–Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions for physicians, today announced
an agreement with the State University of New York (SUNY) College of
Optometry. A leading educational facility, the State College of
Optometry also operates the University Optometric Center, one of the
largest outpatient eye care facilities in the country. Additionally,
AHS expanded contracts with three existing clients — Holzer Clinic,
Advocate Health Care and Facey Medical Foundation — to add
TouchWorks(TM) functionality and expand the number of contracted
physicians. These agreements reaffirm the Company’s growing leadership
position in the healthcare IT market.

The State University of New York College of Optometry selected the
TouchWorks EMR for their clinicians and residents. The TouchWorks EMR
will automate their most common and time consuming administrative
tasks, such as writing prescriptions, ordering labs, viewing results,
and documenting clinical encounters. SUNY Optometry will integrate
TouchWorks with their existing practice management system from IDX
Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: IDXC). The integration of TouchWorks and
IDX will directly link clinical and financial activities and drive
operational improvements.

Holzer Clinic, a multi-specialty group practice of over 100
physicians located in Gallipolis, Ohio, implemented TouchWorks
document and result management in 2001. Based on positive results,
Holzer Clinic will now add the electronic prescribing, charge capture,
electronic ordering, and clinical notation functionalities as well.

Advocate Medical Group, a division of Advocate Health Care, became
a TouchWorks client in 2002. Starting with electronic prescription,
document management, dictation capabilities and charge capture
functionality for two of its practices, Advocate recently added
clinical note, order processing, result management and document
imaging. Advocate Health Care is the largest healthcare network in
Illinois, with more than 24,500 employees, 4,600 physicians, and over
200 sites in metropolitan Chicago.

Facey Medical Foundation, a 125-physician practice in Southern
California, purchased the full TouchWorks EMR for 80 of their
physicians in 2002. Today, AHS announced that Facey will deploy
TouchWorks for the rest of their physicians and will also add document
imaging capabilities.

“We’re excited to see healthcare leaders like SUNY Optometry,
Holzer, Advocate and Facey providing their physicians with electronic
medical record technology that makes delivering high quality patient
care even easier and more cost-effective,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “These
agreements reflect the addition of new clients and also underscore the
continuing success of the TouchWorks EMR modular implementation
strategy. As more of our customers realize improved patient care
benefits and financial successes through automation, the decision to
invest more in technology will be an easy one.”

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for
physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software is a modular Electronic
Medical Record (EMR) that enhances physician productivity by
automating the most common physician activities including prescribing,
dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters.
TouchWorks is available on the latest Tablet PCs, wireless handheld
devices, desktop workstations and over the Internet. AHS also offers
electronic document imaging and scanning solutions through its
Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary. Additionally, AHS provides
healthcare product education and market research programs for
physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication
fulfillment services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS
on the Web at

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE:RX); Microsoft; Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.

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 2002
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, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330
             Paul Peterson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4475

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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