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2006–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, announced today that CardioVascular Associates
– one of the largest and most respected cardiology groups in the
Southeastern U.S. – will deploy the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health
Record. The Allscripts solution will connect the physician group’s 38
providers across eight locations, enabling the automation of everyday
clinical tasks and more aggressive tracking and management of chronic
heart disease.

“We have a saying here that ‘We put our heart into treating
yours,'” said Bill Cockrell, Administrator of Birmingham-based
CardioVascular Associates, which includes 29 cardiologists and nine
mid-level providers. “To prove it, we need better, more complete
information on our disease management practices. From a quality
perspective, we think the TouchWorks Electronic Health Record will
help us track how we’re doing with disease management across our
entire patient population and that information, in turn, will help us
consistently deliver best practices.”

CardioVascular Associates required a solution that would leverage
existing information to control costs, generate income and improve
practice efficiency. With its powerful analytical tools, the
TouchWorks Electronic Health Record
( drives clinical excellence
by managing pay-for-performance initiatives, measuring key performance
indicators, supporting clinical trials, and providing patient
population management. CardioVascular Associates’ physicians will have
instant access to clinical information across the physician network
with alerts to indicate when key disease management indicators fall
out of range, plus tools to review the details of clinical measures
such as care planning statistics, health maintenance and provider

CardioVascular Associates began assessing Electronic Health
Records in 1999 but wanted to wait until the technology had clearly
matured, said Cockrell. “Now we’re finally convinced that the
Electronic Health Record has arrived – and that Allscripts is clearly
the safe choice for cardiology groups,” said Cockrell. “They’re an
established company that has invested significant resources into their
products to make sure they remain on the cutting edge.”

CardioVascular Associates will integrate TouchWorks with their
existing Centricity Business (formerly IDX(R) Groupcast(TM)) revenue
cycle management system. Allscripts and IDX, now a part of GE
Healthcare, share a strategic relationship that directly links
clinical and financial information systems to support process redesign
and operational enhancements.

“We are excited to partner with CardioVascular Associates as they
transform cardiology practice in Alabama and throughout the
Southeast,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.
“By taking their disease management program to the next level with
TouchWorks, CardioVascular Associates now will be able to affect real
improvements in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular

About CardioVascular Associates, PC

CardioVascular Associates, PC is one of the largest and most
respected cardiovascular practices in the Southeast. Centered in
Birmingham, Alabama, CardioVascular Associates’ 29 cardiologists and 9
mid-level providers offer comprehensive cardiology care in eight
office locations. Unique diagnostic services include use of PET/CT for
cardiac stress testing and outpatient cardiac catheterization in our
own outpatient cath lab. The physicians of CardioVascular Associates
offer a full spectrum of cardiology treatment options, in addition to
participating in cardiac research and focusing on prevention of heart

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 software applications include electronic health
record, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department and care management solutions. Additionally,
Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) Group and medication fulfillment services through its
Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web

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 2005
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
             CardioVascular Associates, PC
             Bill Cockrell, 205-599-3525

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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