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    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 23, 2004--

                Leading Electronic Medical Record Joins
                 AAFP Partners for Patients Initiative

Today, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX) announced its
participation in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
initiative to provide electronic medical record (EMR) technology to
medical practices. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS), the leading
provider of clinical software, communication and information solutions
for physicians, will bring the award-winning TouchWorks(TM) EMR and
the industry-leading IMPACT.MD(R) document imaging and management
solution to the AAFP “Partners for Patients” initiative. The goal of
this initiative is to facilitate access to affordable, robust
electronic medical record technology for the 93,700 physician members
of AAFP.

“Information technology offers the healthcare industry tremendous
clinical and financial benefits, which must now be expanded to more
practices, regardless of size,” said David C. Kibbe, M.D., Director of
the AAFP Center for Health Information Technology. “We are delighted
to add one of the leading EMR vendors in the industry, Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions, to our initiative to provide physician practices
with tools to manage patient health information more efficiently and

AHS will work with the AAFP to provide affordable, compatible,
interoperable, and secure EMR solutions. These solutions will achieve
compatibility through efforts to standardize connectivity interfaces
between office-based systems and key information resources for
electronic prescribing, laboratory result reporting and practice
management or hospital information systems. AHS also will work with
AAFP to develop interoperability standards, such as the Continuity of
Care Record, to enable seamless data exchange among physicians, other
providers and patients.

“Having practiced as a Board certified family physician for over
20 years, I know how critical the right information at the point of
care is for physicians and their patients. EMRs provide that and so
much more for the busy family physician,” commented J. Peter Geerlofs,
M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “Our
focus at AHS is maximizing effective physician utilization of clinical
tools, and we’re excited to work with AAFP to make our TouchWorks and
IMPACT.MD solutions even more accessible to physicians working in
smaller practice settings.”

About American Academy of Family Physicians

Founded in 1947, the American Academy of Family Physicians
represents more than 93,700 physicians and medical students
nationwide. It is the only medical specialty society devoted solely to
primary care. Please visit for more information about

To learn more about the AAFP’s efforts to make EHRs available to
members, please visit the AAFP Center for Health Information
Technology at

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, communication 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 (AIC) 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. IMPACT.MD
is a registered trademark of AIC. Visit AHS on the Web at

To learn more about the TouchWorks EMR, please visit

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 2003
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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