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New AMA Web-based Solution will Provide Allscripts e-prescribe Option At No
Additional Cost to Physicians Nationwide

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX)
announced today that it is working with the American Medical Association (AMA)
to offer to physicians nationwide an AMA-branded electronic prescribing tool
based on Allscripts leading e-prescribing technology. It will be the only
AMA-branded electronic prescribing solution available at no cost to
subscribers of a new online solution being developed by the AMA. The
collaboration is an effort to help practicing physicians adopt and implement
health information technology for improved patient safety and enhanced
practice efficiency.


Allscripts Electronic Prescribing improves patient safety and quality of
care by automating the process of handwriting prescriptions on paper. The
federally-supported Institute of Medicine issued two studies concluding that
universal electronic prescribing would help prevent the 1.5 million injuries
and 7,000 deaths that arise each year from preventable medication errors and
save billions of dollars.

“Electronic prescribing holds tremendous promise for improving patient
safety and quality of care while contributing to a more efficient workflow,”
said AMA Board Member Joseph M. Heyman, M.D. “By offering this solution from
Allscripts, one of the leading providers of e-prescribing, we are making it
easier for physicians to adopt this new technology. Electronic prescribing can
help enhance quality while also helping physicians qualify for Medicare
payment incentives.”

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) increases
Medicare payments to physicians who regularly utilize e-prescribing and
reduces payments for those who fail to use the technology. The law is
intended to increase adoption of e-prescribing, widely viewed as the precursor
to a full Electronic Health Record (EHR) and automation not only of
prescriptions but all aspects of a physician’s clinical workflow. President
Obama recently signed legislation that provides physicians up to $44,000 over
five years to adopt and use Electronic Health Records in their practices.

“We are extremely proud that the AMA, the largest and most respected
professional physician association in the United States, has selected
Allscripts as the only AMA-branded electronic prescribing application that is
available at no cost to subscribers of their new physician Web solution,” said
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “This collaboration marks
a critical milestone on the road to improved health care for all Americans,
and will help more physicians take advantage of the federal government’s offer
of financial aid in adopting and using health information technologies like
electronic prescribing.”

The American Medical Association will make Allscripts Electronic
Prescribing available to physicians through a new AMA physician Web-based
solution, currently in beta testing. The online solution will provide
physicians access to information, products, services, and resources to
facilitate medical practice and speed adoption of health information
technologies. The AMA plans to launch the solution in 2010.

The AMA-branded Allscripts Electronic Prescribing solution requires no
download, minimal training and can be accessed from any Web-enabled device.
The solution quickly generates secure electronic prescriptions and delivers
them to retail and mail order pharmacies via Surescripts, which operates the
country’s largest electronic prescribing network – the “backbone” that
facilitates e-prescribing in the U.S. With a patient’s consent, all
prescriptions are checked for potentially harmful interactions with a
patient’s other medications using Surescripts prescription history service.
Prescribers are also able to check a patient’s prescription benefit, including
coverage status and formulary information from leading payers, plans and
pharmacy benefit managers connected to the Surescripts network. Clinicians
also can use the solution to search for targeted health-related information
they need or information on their patients using a custom search engine
provided exclusively for Allscripts by Google.

About the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting
physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public
health issues. Working together, the AMA’s quarter of a million physician and
medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of
medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit

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About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More
than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 post-acute and
homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their
patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning solutions include
electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management,
practice management, document management, medication services, hospital care
management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation.
Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To
learn more, visit

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SOURCE: Allscripts – 07/14/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
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