CHICAGO, May 22, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support tools for physicians, announced that Lee Shapiro became
President of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, effective April 24, 2002. Glen
Tullman will continue in his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Shapiro joined Allscripts two years ago and has excelled in a number of
operational and strategic roles. Most recently, Mr. Shapiro was Executive Vice
President — Business Development. In this role he led the acquisition of four
companies, key to the Company’s strategy of offering an integrated product
suite, and developed strategic alliances with the leading technology companies
in the world including Hewlett-Packard (formerly Compaq), Intel, and Microsoft.
Mr. Shapiro also has operating responsibility for the Company’s Physicians
Interactive(tm) Group, a fast-growing unit focused on e-Detailing(tm) and
physician access. Prior to joining Allscripts, Mr. Shapiro was the Chief
Operating Officer of Douglas Elliman-Beitler, a premier commercial office
management and development company, where he was responsible for all
administration and operations of offices throughout the United States.
“Lee brings us the kind of determination, drive, and experience that will help
Allscripts continue to be a leader and also navigate an increasingly complex and
rapidly changing healthcare environment,” stated Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “The Board felt it was appropriate
to elevate Lee’s status to match the role he is playing at Allscripts, both in
terms of strategic agreements and in running various business units of the
After graduating from The Law School at The University of Chicago, Mr. Shapiro
began his career in 1980 at Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum, Perlman & Nagelberg,
a prominent Chicago law firm, and was elected partner in 1985. Mr. Shapiro has
also served as the President of SES Properties, Inc., a closely held real estate
company; Vice Chairman of City Financial Bancorp, a multi-bank holding company;
and a director of a variety of start-up technology companies.
About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks(tm) software
products enhance physician productivity using a wireless handheld device or
desktop workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. The Company also
provides medication fulfillment services. Additionally, Allscripts provides
patient compliance and healthcare product education services for physicians
through its Physicians Interactive unit. Allscripts provides services to over
20,000 physicians across the U.S.
Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE: RX);
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); HP (NYSE: HPQ); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and
Physicians Interactive, e-Detailing, and TouchWorks are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit Allscripts on the Web at https://www.allscripts.com.
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 2001 Annual Report on
Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov.
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