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Physician ePrescribing Application Ensures Accurate Medication Information Can
                           Be Shared with Patients

CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts, the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare, announced that its Allscripts
ePrescribe(TM) integration is live with Google Health. The web-based
electronic prescribing solution from Allscripts has been offered free of
charge to every physician in America via the National ePrescribing Patient
Safety Initiative(TM) (NEPSI(TM)), of which Allscripts is a national
co-sponsor. Google is the search sponsor of NEPSI.


The integration between Allscripts and Google products provides physicians
with a new means of sharing their patient’s medication history securely over
the Internet with their patients via Google Health.

“Allscripts ePrescribe with Google Health has definitely made a positive
impact on our practice,” said Derek J. Kelly, MD, Chief Medical Officer of
Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. “It’s so easy to provide this added
service with a simple click of a mouse. The potential for reduction of
medication errors can’t be ignored. And my patients finally have a tool that
gives them an organized pathway to heath literacy and the sharing of
responsibility for their health care. I would advise every physician to
consider using this solution.”

Google Health is a new product that allows users to store, organize, and
manage their medical records securely online. The product is free to patients
and partners who integrate and can be found at
The relationship with Allscripts allows patients to securely transfer their
medication history, allergies, and conditions from their physician’s
Allscripts ePrescribe application to the patient’s Google Health account.

“Allscripts views our partnership with Google as another way to improve
communication between physicians and their patients,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts and Co-Chair of NEPSI. “This relationship
makes it possible for our physicians to create an electronic dialogue with
thousands of their patients and provide them with their medication information
online. We believe this will enhance the quality of care and could help to
prevent potentially harmful drug interactions that injure millions of people
each year.”

If a patient has a physician who uses the Allscripts ePrescribe solution,
they can ask for a secure personal identification number (PIN) from their
physician to establish a sharing link between the physician’s Allscripts
ePrescribe solution and Google Health. Once the sharing relationship is
established, the patient is able to securely import their medication history,
allergies and conditions into their Google Health Account.

About Allscripts ePrescribe

The Allscripts ePrescribe solution replaces paper prescriptions with
sophisticated technology that automates the prescription-writing process,
provides automated safety checks and helps to avoid dangerous medication
errors attributed to illegible handwriting. By allowing physicians to send
electronic prescriptions to a patient’s preferred pharmacy, ePrescribing saves
time and adds efficiency to the process for patients and pharmacists.

As further incentive, passage of the recent Medicare Improvements for
Patients and Providers Act of 2008 permits physicians to earn revenue for
their practices with a two percent bonus paid on all Medicare prescriptions
delivered electronically beginning January 1, 2009. The new law also
penalizes physicians who do not use the technology, with Medicare pay cuts of
up to 2 percent beginning in 2013. The bill allows for some exceptions to the

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The company’s unique solutions inform, connect and transform
healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000
physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics,
hospitals and extended care facilities nationwide utilize Allscripts to
automate everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient
care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients, as
well as to connect with key information and stakeholders in the healthcare
system. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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