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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 23, 2004–Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare, announced today that the Company received the BBB’s 2004
Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. The annual award recognizes
companies for demonstrating high ethical standards of behavior toward
customers, suppliers, shareholders, employees, and communities in
which they do business.

“The Better Business Bureau’s Chicago chapter applauds Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions for their moral and ethical leadership,” stated
James E. Baumhart, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of
Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Allscripts is a shining example of our
efforts to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between
businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer
and business education, and service excellence.”

A panel of independent judges selected Allscripts for this award
from a field of approximately 100 other nominated companies in the
100-999 employee category. This year included the largest group of
companies the BBB has ever had enter the program, with more than 300
companies nominated across all categories.

“This award is a testament to our employees whose ethical business
practices at every level of the organization are critical to our
company’s success,” noted Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “Today more than ever, we are aware
of the importance and the value of winning the right way, by providing
world class software our clients use to improve healthcare, by giving
back to our local communities through participation of our employees,
and by providing a great environment for our people to work and

One element of Allscripts’ success is an innovative Internet-based
e-learning program focused on ethics. The Company requires all
employees to complete this interactive tutorial and test to ensure
that all employees understand how ethics play a key role in the
success of every company today. The program, which takes about 10
minutes to complete, balances between informative sections and
follow-up questions to reinforce learning and ensure comprehension.
The program operates on a platform developed by the Physicians
Interactive division of Allscripts and is similar to what the Company
uses to educate physicians across the world.

The award will be presented to Allscripts at a ceremony to be held
on December 2, 2004, in the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza Wolf Point
Ballroom. Allscripts has been invited to compete for the International
Torch Award.

About The Council of Better Business Bureaus

The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella
organization for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) system, which was
founded in 1912 and is today supported by more than 300,000 local
business members nationwide. It is dedicated to fostering fair and
honest relationships between businesses and consumers, instilling
consumer confidence and contributing to an ethical business
environment. The CBBB is supported by its membership consisting of
nearly 300 leading-edge national corporations, and by Better Business
Bureaus and branches in over 150 locations. The CBBB and all local
Better Business Bureaus are private, non-profit organizations funded
by membership dues and other support.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s TouchWorks(TM)
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 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. 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 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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