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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 14, 2006–From the floor of the
2006 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society)
Annual Conference and Exhibition, Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information
solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today
that the Company has been selected to participate in the Certification
Commission for Healthcare Information Technology’s (CCHIT) Pilot
Study, designed to gauge the testability of CCHIT’s certification
criteria for the functionality, interoperability and security of
ambulatory electronic health records (EHR) and to demonstrate the
effectiveness of its process.

CCHIT’s goal is to accelerate the adoption of robust,
interoperable healthcare information technology throughout the United
States by creating an efficient, credible, sustainable mechanism for
the certification of healthcare IT products. Under its contract with
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), CCHIT is
required to conduct and report back results of the Pilot Study.

“We are pleased to have been selected by the Certification
Commission to participate and provide our assistance and expertise in
order to help advance the certification process,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Allscripts has made a
significant commitment to take a leadership role in many of the major
national initiatives that are underway in order to help accelerate the
use of electronic health records.”

The Company’s executives have taken a leadership role in many
initiatives related to standards development and interoperability
including the e-Health Initiative, the Healthcare Information and
Management Systems Society Ambulatory EHR Committee, Certification
Commission for Healthcare Information Technology, the EHR Vendors
Association and the EHR-Lab Interoperability and Connectivity

Earlier this week, Allscripts also announced its participation in
electronic prescribing and a laboratory interoperability standards
initiative. Allscripts has been selected to participate with two
research teams studying electronic prescribing standards through pilot
tests funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. In
addition, Allscripts client, Brown & Toland Medical Group, in
California, has been awarded a grant by The California HealthCare
Foundation to support efforts to accelerate the delivery of patients
laboratory results via the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record.

About Brown & Toland Medical Group

Brown & Toland Medical Group is a comprehensive, multi-specialty
independent practice association (IPA) serving the residents of San
Francisco and the Bay Area. Our board certified physicians practice in
offices throughout the city of San Francisco and at the prestigious
University of California at San Francisco.

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company’s business groups provide unique solutions
that inform, connect and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions
Group’s award-winning clinical software applications include
Electronic Health Record, e-prescribing and document imaging
solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product
education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medical fulfillment
services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit
Allscripts on the Web at

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about
Allscripts 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 2004 Annual Report on Form
10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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