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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 16, 2004–Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions for physicians, today announced
that it has named Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) as its
independent accountants. The Audit Committee of the Allscripts Board
of Directors made the appointment following an evaluation of several
independent audit firms capable of serving Allscripts Healthcare

“Grant Thornton is a highly respected firm with an outstanding
reputation for providing high quality independent audit services in
the public and technology sectors,” stated Bill Davis, Chief Financial
Officer of Allscripts. “We believe that Grant Thornton’s focus on
mid-cap companies will ultimately provide us with a cost-effective,
efficient audit from a firm with extensive experience in understanding
those issues unique to the software industry.”

Grant Thornton will replace KPMG LLP. The decision to change
auditors was not caused by any disagreement between Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions and KPMG on any matter of accounting principles
or practices, financial disclosure statement, or auditing scope or

The Company also announced that it will report its 2004 first
quarter results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 5, 2004.
Allscripts management will host a conference call and webcast to
discuss the Company’s earnings and other information at 4:30 PM
Eastern Time.

The earnings news release will be distributed via Business Wire
immediately after the market closes the afternoon of May 5, 2004. The
release will also be available on the Company’s web site at To listen to the conference call broadcast,
participants may log onto Participants should log
onto the web site approximately 15 minutes prior to the conference
call to download and install any necessary software. The conference
call also can be accessed by dialing 1-800-374-0526. A Microsoft
Windows Media Player web replay will be available 3 hours after the
conclusion of the call for a period of 2 weeks at
or by calling 1-800-642-1687, ID # 6901404.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for
physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks(TM) 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.

TouchWorks, Physicians Interactive, and Allscripts Direct are
trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS 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 2003
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Bill Davis, 847-680-3515, Ext. 282
             Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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