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Hospital Network to Automate its Emergency Care Center and Connect Caregivers
to Electronic Health Record in Outpatient Physician Offices

CHICAGO and CONCORD, N.C., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts,
the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information
solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that
Carolinas Medical Center — NorthEast (CMC-NorthEast) has selected
HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) from
Allscripts to automate emergency room operations and improve access to
clinical information. CMC-NorthEast currently has 160 physicians in 40
clinics using Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions.

A regional 457-bed, not-for-profit medical center, CMC-NorthEast has a
reputation for excellence built on advanced technology, medical staff talent,
quality, and compassionate care. The Allscripts EDIS will replace paper
charts and an electronic patient tracking system in CMC-NorthEast’s Emergency
Care Center — whose 25 physicians handle nearly 80,000 patient visits each
year — with a fully connected electronic system that shares information from
multiple systems, including Allscripts Electronic Health Records.

“Information technology is critical to enhancing the quality and safety of
patient care provided in Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast’s Emergency Care
Center,” said Keith McNeice, Chief Information Officer of CMC-NorthEast.
“Allscripts has been a solid partner for our Electronic Health Record
initiative and was the logical choice to help us accelerate our efforts in
this mission critical area of our organization. We believe the EDIS is the
best way to share information between the hospital, ECC and the NorthEast
Physician Network providers to deliver all the information our providers need
to make sound, real-time clinical decisions at the point of care.”

Physicians, nurses and other Emergency Care Center staff will benefit from
the Allscripts solution’s single-screen view of all ED activity with
comprehensive patient tracking, electronic records, real-time views of all lab
orders and test results, and patient-specific decision support information to
enhance safety. The EDIS also features remote chart access for community
caregivers and hospital staff, so they can securely access an ED patient’s
chart via the Web without logging into the ED solution. Additionally, its
sophisticated analytics identifies workflow bottlenecks that slow care
delivery, and monitors quality outcomes to ensure better care.

CMC-NorthEast will implement HealthMatics ED Version 6.0, the latest
release of the Allscripts EDIS, which includes the new Form Builder
functionality to improve the care process. Form Builder enables caregivers at
CMC-NorthEast to create new forms within the EDIS or transfer existing paper
forms into the system, making it easier for physicians to transition from
paper to electronic record-keeping. Form Builder also lets users incorporate
clinical decision support tools that guide physicians through patient

“Physicians and caregivers inside the Emergency Department need instant
access to the right information at the right time,” said Allscripts Chief
Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “The very definition of emergency speaks to
speed, quick access, and the ability to document and share information
quickly. We’re proud that Carolinas Medical Center — NorthEast has selected
Allscripts to help fulfill their mission of providing comprehensive and
connected health care to their community”.

CMC-NorthEast conducted a systematic analysis of EDIS vendors and selected
Allscripts for its comprehensive functionality, ease of customization, and
proven success at the nation’s leading hospitals, where the Allscripts
solution handles millions of Emergency Department visits each year.
Allscripts will connect the HealthMatics EDIS system and the company’s
Electronic Health Records, which are used by physicians outside the hospital
to document patient care, manage chronic disease and electronic prescribing.
CMC-NorthEast will integrate the EDIS with its hospital inpatient information
system, enabling interoperability of all clinical and financial information
between the Emergency Care Center and the hospital.

“In addition to the many benefits of automating emergency operations, our
vision for an integrated healthcare network includes physician access and
interoperability between the Allscripts systems,” said McNeice. “Our ED
physicians and hospitalists, who frequently access the Electronic Health
Record, will now be able to see a patient’s medical problems and care plans as
well as active medications without having to rely on patients for that

About Carolinas Medical Center — NorthEast

Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast,, is a
regional 457-bed, not-for-profit medical center with a reputation for
excellence built on advanced technology, medical staff talent, quality, and
compassionate care. Four years in a row, Solucient,,
a leading healthcare information company, named CMC-NorthEast to its 100 Top
Hospitals(R) list under the “Teaching Hospitals” category. The Jeff Gordon
Children’s Hospital,, opened on the
main medical campus for its first patients early this year, followed by the
dedication of a new Batte Cancer Center in May. HealthGrades, a leading, independent healthcare ratings company
named CMC — NorthEast “Best in North Carolina” for cardiac services resulting
from a three-year quality study involving virtually all 5,000 hospitals now
located in the U.S. Based in Concord, NC, CMC — NorthEast has 4200 employees
serving in more than 30 facilities located throughout the region.

CMC-NorthEast is now part of Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System, an organization with more than 33,000
employees working in both North and South Carolina that share similar values,
cultures and commitments to patients. The organization now includes 21
hospitals supported through more than 200 locations and staffed by 1,100

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) 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

CONTACT: Todd Stein, Senior Manager|Public Relations, +1-312-506-1216,, or Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer,
+1-312-506-1217,, both of Allscripts; or Lee
Brower, Director of Communications, Carolinas Medical Center, +1-704-783-1449,


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