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  Large Central Pennsylvania Specialty Group Replaces Legacy PM System with
                          Allscripts Joint Solution

CHICAGO and STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that Centre Medical and Surgical Associates, P.C. (CMSA) has selected
the company’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM)
solution for its 69 providers.


Centre Medical and Surgical Associates is one of the largest
multi-specialty physician groups in Central Pennsylvania, with 53 physicians
and 16 mid-level providers in offices located in State College, Boalsburg,
Bellefonte, and Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. CMSA is replacing its financial
automation system with Allscripts — and adding the Allscripts Electronic
Health Record — to improve its ability to provide high quality care more

“CMSA hopes to achieve a new level of efficiency through a paperless
record system,” said John J. McQueary, CMSA’s Chief Operating Office and
Administrative Director. “Allscripts will make records immediately available
to physicians for medical decision-making, improving patient care and
accessibility. Because of the quality of the Allscripts system, we expect a
smooth implementation of the solution to recover our cost quickly.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record enables physicians to instantly
access patient information when and where they need it — in the clinic, at
the hospital or while on-call at home. The web-based solution speeds and
automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling
medications, ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. More than
simply automating manual tasks, the Electronic Health Record helps to
transform healthcare with breakthroughs in connectivity including preloaded
connections to a range of medical devices, and seamless support for public and
private pay-for-performance and quality initiatives, as well as an advanced
user experience that lets physicians in any specialty easily configure the
system to their own specific needs.

The Allscripts Practice Management solution combines sophisticated
scheduling and Revenue Cycle Management tools in 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 management.

“Our physicians unanimously selected Allscripts after seeing how much more
intuitive and functional the electronic health record was compared with others
on the market,” said Paula A. Wray, Associate Administrator of CMSA. “We
determined from the beginning that we wanted an integrated electronic health
record and practice management system so we could easily exchange information
between the clinical and financial areas. Allscripts not only had the best
products geared toward practices our size, but the Allscripts clients we
visited lost little productivity during the EHR go-live phase, and acceptance
from their physicians was outstanding.”

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “As a
forward-looking practice, Centre Medical and Surgical Associates chose their
electronic health record based on physician usability, ROI, the enhanced
connectivity our systems offer and an understanding of our vision for the
future. CMSA has been making the right decisions to improve care for their
patients since 1974, and we’re pleased that they’ve selected Allscripts as
their partner in taking them to the next level.”

As part of the Electronic Health Record implementation, Allscripts will
interface the Electronic Health Record with the Meditech inpatient clinical
information systems of Mount Nittany Medical Center, a 203-bed acute care
hospital in State College. The connection will benefit both CMSA and the
hospital, allowing physicians to access the latest clinical information on
patients, no matter where they are being seen.

About Centre Medical and Surgical Associates, P.C.

Centre Medical and Surgical Associates is a private multi-specialty
medical practice providing primary and specialty care to central Pennsylvania
since 1974. Dr. Jonathan Dranov is the founding member who established an
Internal Medicine and Nephrology practice bringing subspecialty medical care
to the region for the first time. He also developed the region’s first kidney
dialysis unit at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Since that time, CMSA has grown
in response to community needs, and today includes 4 locations providing 19
medical specialties and a range of diagnostic services such as radiology and
medical laboratory. The practice strives to stay at the leading edge in
responding to community needs, whether with advanced technology, additional
subspecialties, or increased levels of service.

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 unique solutions inform, connect and transform
healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000
physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics,
hospitals and extended care facilities nationwide utilize Allscripts to
automate everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient
care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients, as
well as to connect with key information and stakeholders in the healthcare
system. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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CO:  Allscripts; CMSA; Centre Medical and Surgical Associates, P.C.
ST:  Illinois, Pennsylvania

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