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CHICAGO and BUTLER, Pa., July 31, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that Butler Health System (BHS) has selected Allscripts as their
provider of an Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) for Butler
Memorial Hospital as well as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) for their
physician practices.


Butler Health System is a regional network of healthcare delivery services
centered on Butler Hospital, a 234-bed acute care facility located about
30 miles north of Pittsburgh. By connecting Butler Hospital’s Emergency
Department with physicians on staff at BHS — beginning with the purchase of
60 licenses for the Allscripts EHR — the agreement marks a major step in the
health system’s communitywide initiative to electronically link hospital
services, physicians and patients for enhanced care.

“Thanks to Allscripts, our physicians in the Emergency Department and in
practices outside the hospital will have instant access to the same patient
information, which means patients will receive higher-quality, safer care,”
said BHS President and CEO Ken DeFurio. “This goes a long way towards
fulfilling our promise of a new health care system that will include a new
inpatient tower, multiple outpatient delivery sites and an information system
that will tie it all together with physicians and their offices.”

The Allscripts EDIS electronically streamlines processes for the entire
Emergency Department, including tracking, triage, nurse and physician
charting, disposition and reporting. Connectivity to the EHR means that
Emergency Department physicians will have immediate access to many patients’
medical histories and medication lists — information that has historically
been provided by patients. The solution also will exchange information with
BHS’s existing Meditech inpatient information system for a seamless handoff of
clinical information when patients are admitted to the hospital from the
Emergency Department. The Electronic Health Record solution from Allscripts
will provide BHS’s physicians immediate access to patient information when and
where they need it — in their offices, while visiting patients in the
hospital, or from home while working on-call. The Allscripts solution
automates and improves the safety of everyday clinical tasks, including
prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests, and
documenting patient care.

“The ED solution and the Electronic Health Record will help physicians and
other providers treat patients more effectively by improving the
comprehensiveness and availability of the information they use to make care
decisions,” said Thomas McGill, M.D., BHS Vice President and Chief Safety
Officer. “Allscripts eliminates the inefficiencies of the paper chart, and
provides ‘best practice’ guidelines, automated safety alerts, health
management plans and other critical information where it’s needed most, at the
point of care.”

Michael Busch, Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer, indicated that
BHS selected the EDIS and EHR solutions during independent vendor review
processes led by physicians from the hospital and the medical group. “It was
very important to us that Allscripts has a solid track record of smooth
implementations in both large-scale and small settings, and has demonstrated
the ability to integrate with the hospital’s inpatient information system,”
Busch said.

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “Butler Health
System is addressing one of the most common complaints physicians and patients
share. When patients leave the Emergency Department, they are told to follow-
up with their physician. Traditionally, physicians didn’t have the files from
the ED so they had to guess at what care was delivered. By connecting
information from the Emergency Department to ambulatory physician offices
using the Electronic Health Record, BHS will be one step closer to their
vision of a connected healthcare system that will enable their physicians to
further improve the quality of patient care, reduce physician rework, and
therefore lower costs. This is a vision that Allscripts shares.”

About Butler Health System

Butler Health System is a regional network of healthcare delivery services
centered on Butler Memorial Hospital, a 234-bed acute care facility founded in
1898, and including numerous outpatient facilities, physician practices, and
ancillary services. To learn more, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include Electronic
Health Records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the
Company’s Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical
product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment
services through its Medication Services unit. To learn more, visit Allscripts
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 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE Allscripts

Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager-Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts; or John Righetti,
Vice President, Strategic Relations of Butler Health System, +1-724-284-4200,
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