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HOUSTON & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 23, 2003–Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software and information solutions for physicians, announced today
that UT Physicians, a non-profit healthcare corporation and affiliate
of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC-H)
and its faculty practice plan, selected TouchWorks(TM) EMR software to
automate over 100 physicians. UT Physicians expects to streamline
physician workflow and provide anytime, anywhere access to patient
information for physicians using TouchWorks Scan(TM), TouchWorks
Document(TM), TouchWorks Dictate(TM), and will improve billing
accuracy and efficiency using TouchWorks Charge(TM). Allscripts
estimated the value of this agreement in excess of one million

TouchWorks clinical software offers UT Physicians a path to an
electronic patient record that can improve physician accuracy and
efficiency. Using either the HP iPAQ wireless PDA or Tablet PC,
physicians can digitally document patient encounters and review these
transcribed notes anywhere in the clinic or remotely. TouchWorks also
enables UT Physicians to incorporate paper documents into an
electronic format, which is essential in providing access to the
patient record.

“We believe TouchWorks will help in our effort to provide instant
access to the most current patient data,” said James Griffiths, M.D.,
Chief Technology Officer for UT Physicians. “Immediate accessibility
helps our physicians to make the best and safest decisions for their

“The real benefit of a ‘paperless’ record is not the reduction of
paper, but the improved accessibility of patient data, which allows
for better, more informed decisions,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “We’re excited
to partner with the University of Texas Physicians Group in their
efforts to improve the quality of patient care, advance medical
research, and provide their physicians with real time information and

About UT Physicians

The teaching physicians affiliated with University of Texas Health
Science Center at Houston provide comprehensive, multi-specialty care
at locations in the Texas Medical Center and in neighborhoods across
the greater Houston metropolitan area, with more than 450 faculty
physicians trained in more than 80 medical and surgical specialties.
Teaching UT Physicians are internationally recognized for leading edge
medical research and treatment and many are ranked annually among the
Woodward-White “Best Doctors in America.” UT Physicians are not only
practicing physicians, but also medical school teachers with access to
the most up-to-date information and research.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions for physicians. Our
TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record that
enhances physician productivity using Tablet PCs, wireless handheld
devices and desktop workstations to automate the most common physician
activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges,
ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and
documenting clinical encounters. AHS also offers electronic document
imaging and scanning solutions through our Advanced Imaging Concepts
subsidiary. Our Physicians Interactive(TM) unit is the leading
provider of online healthcare product education and market research
programs for physicians and our Allscripts Direct(TM) unit offers
medication fulfillment services to a variety of healthcare providers
throughout the United States. 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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