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    CHICAGO & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2006--

           26-Provider Cardiology Group to Enhance Practice
           Efficiency and Disease Management with TouchWorks

Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, announced today that Cardiovascular
Consultants, Ltd. will deploy the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health
Record and Practice Management solution. The combined Allscripts
solution will connect the physician group’s 26 providers across 10
locations, enabling improved patient care and bottom-line performance
by automating and connecting clinical and administrative processes.

The agreement is the latest in a recent string of Allscripts
successes with cardiology groups. On August 24, Allscripts announced a
strategic agreement with cardiology association MedAxiom, becoming a
preferred solution for MedAxiom’s 4,500 physician members in more than
220 cardiology practices nationwide and offering preferred pricing on
its TouchWorks and
Electronic Health Records and Practice Management solutions.

“Our partnership with Allscripts will help us continue to provide
the best possible healthcare for our patients,” said Andrei Damian,
M.D., president of Cardiovascular Consultants. “The TouchWorks
Electronic Health Record and practice management system captures all
of the data we need to facilitate making decisions about patient care,
while driving greater efficiencies in the back office. It will also
enhance communication between our clinicians and patients as well as
hospitals, labs and pharmacies, creating a seamless patient

With its powerful analytical tools, TouchWorks drives clinical
excellence by managing Pay for Performance initiatives that reward
physicians for quality rather than quantity of care; measures key
performance indicators; supports clinical trials; and provides patient
population management. Cardiovascular Consultants 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

The TouchWorks Electronic Health Record and Practice Management
solution is built on a single intelligent platform with Microsoft SQL
Server technology to meet the clinical and administrative needs of
medical groups across the country. The Practice Management system combines sophisticated
scheduling and financial management tools into a single package and
incorporates advanced features such as rule-based appointment
scheduling, multi-resource and recurring appointment features,
referral and eligibility indicators, and appointment and claims

Cardiovascular Consultants selected Allscripts for the company’s
stability, its strong reputation among cardiology groups, and its
ability to deliver reliable, interoperable, high-performance clinical
and financial solutions.

“We wanted a company that had a proven record of rapid
implementation, extensive experience in cardiology and strong
financials, so we knew they would be around,” said James E. Chisolm,
Chief Executive Officer of Cardiovascular Consultants. “After several
months of researching various products and several on-site visits, we
decided on Allscripts.”

Cardiovascular Consultants was recently recognized by the National
Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the American Heart
Association, and the American Stroke Association for its leadership in
providing high quality cardiovascular and stroke care.

“We understand Cardiovascular Consultants commitment to settle for
nothing less than the best in patient care and deploying our
Electronic Health Record and Practice Management System will continue
to allow them to lead the pack in this area,” said Allscripts Chief
Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “Our increasing expertise in the
cardiovascular area, and our commitment to focus on unique content and
application-specific tools for cardiology make TouchWorks the logical
choice for practices aiming to improve care for the millions of people
suffering from cardiovascular disease.”

About Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd.

Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd. is a group of medical
professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive cardiovascular care
to Phoenix and the surrounding community. Founded in 1986,
Cardiovascular Consultants has 20 physicians and six mid-level
providers in 10 locations. Cardiovascular Consultants is one of the
largest cardiovascular groups in Arizona. Visit Cardiology Consultants
on the Web at

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, electronic prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department information system (EDIS), 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 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 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 Consultants
             Cheryl Hoffman, 713-569-9525

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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