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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 25, 2003–The Emerging
Technologies & Healthcare Innovations Congress (TETHIC) selected
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX) TouchWorks(TM) EMR as
the “Most Innovative Information Technology in a Physician Community”
at the 2003 TETHIE Awards on Tuesday night. The TETHIE Awards
recognize industry leadership in the areas of innovation, technology,
implementation, best practices, and research.

“TouchWorks is a unique application that leverages the best of
today’s technology to truly improve how patient care is delivered,”
commented Mark Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of AC Group, Inc. and
Co-chairperson of the judging committee for the TETHIE Awards. “We
found what this application can deliver in terms of patient safety to
be particularly impressive.”

The prestigious judging panel for the 2003 TETHIE awards also
included: Wendy Borow-Johnson, Turner Media Group (co-chairperson);
Dr. Wade Aubry, Health Technology Center; Mark Bard, Manhattan
Research; Stan Bernard, Bernard Associates; Mark N. Blatt, M.D., Intel
Corporation; Eric Brown, Forrester Research; Kevin Fickenscher, CSC –
Global Health Solutions; Dr. Robin Felder, UVA Medical Automation
Center; Doug Goldstein, Medical Alliances, Inc.; Joel Kahn, WorldCare
Global Health Plan, Ltd.; John Ounjian, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN;
Russ Ricci, US Wellness – eHealth Initiative; Tim Steffl, American
Hospital Association; Tim Stettheimer, St. Vincent’s; and Keith
Strier, Deloitte Consulting.

The 1999 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, To Err is Human:
Building a Better Health System, reported medical errors as the cause
of between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths annually. TouchWorks helps reduce
the incidence of medical and medication errors through a number of
safety features:

    --  Real-time access to patient-specific information, which leads
        to more informed and therefore more appropriate treatment

    --  Decision support at the point of care, which leads to better
        and safer treatment decisions.

    --  Reduction or elimination of paper, which leads to more
        reliable and quicker access to critical information.

    --  Elimination of handwriting, which prevents errors due to

“Information technology is a critical factor in delivering safer
and more cost-effective healthcare,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “This award
highlights innovation in practice.”

TouchWorks is an electronic medical record and clinical
information solution that automates the most common physician
activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges,
ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and
documenting clinical encounters and offers electronic document imaging
and management solutions, providing a pathway to paperless patient
records. Physicians can utilize Tablet PC’s, PDA’s, or desktop
workstations to access information anytime and anywhere on the
TouchWorks system.

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opportunities presented by new technology and healthcare innovation,
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solutions being implemented in the field.

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About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions for physicians. The
Company’s TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record
that enhances physician productivity and takes advantage of the latest
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.
Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product
education services for physicians through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) business and also provides medication fulfillment
services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) business unit. AHS provides
software and services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and
Medco Health.

TouchWorks, Physicians Interactive and Allscripts Direct are
trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS on the Web 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 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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