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TUCSON, Ariz. & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 5, 2004–Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions for physicians,
announced today that Arizona Community Physicians (ACP) has signed an
agreement to provide the TouchWorks(TM) EMR (electronic medical
record) to 71 of their physicians, physician assistants and nurse
practitioners. The largest physician-owned medical group in Arizona,
with 33 locations across the state, ACP will begin implementing
TouchWorks later this month.

“Our physicians chose Allscripts because they felt the TouchWorks
EMR offered the best solution to improve the quality of care for their
patients and the efficiency of their individual practices,” commented
Larry Levey, Chief Executive Officer of Arizona Community Physicians.
“We’re confident that in making the commitment to the Allscripts
solution, our physicians have selected a strong partner and a market
leader with a solid financial background who will be there for us over

“As a part of our decision process, the physicians agreed to sign
a personal financial commitment for a significant portion of the
TouchWorks solution to ensure full buy-in, which made our selection
more intense,” according to Levey, “because the physicians’ dollars
were on the line.” Additional ACP providers will be given the
opportunity to adopt the solution at a later date, and ACP is
confident that as the benefits of automation become apparent, these
remaining providers will ultimately get onboard.

“Given our physician focus, we’re excited that the largest
physician-owned practice in Arizona, after an exhaustive search,
selected TouchWorks,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “The willingness of the physicians to
have a financial stake in the outcome, demonstrates their confidence
in the ability of TouchWorks to deliver measurable, financial results
to the practice.”

ACP will implement the TouchWorks solution using the EMR’s unique
modular approach. As opposed to the traditional, monolithic EMR, the
TouchWorks solution offers a stepwise, or modular, approach to
implementation. This strategy makes it easier for physicians to learn,
adopt, and ultimately utilize the solution.

“We chose TouchWorks in large part due to their solution’s modular
design, which enables us to purchase and implement the full EMR a
piece at a time,” said Kenneth Adler, M.D., of Arizona Community
Physicians. “The ability to integrate with our existing IDX Groupcast
practice management system was another compelling reason to choose the
Allscripts solution.”

ACP will integrate TouchWorks with their existing Groupcast
practice management system from IDX Systems Corporation. ACP has been
an IDX customer since 1991. The integration of TouchWorks and
Groupcast will directly link clinical and financial activities and
drive operational improvements.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for
physicians. 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

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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