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    Prestigious Academic Physicians Group Signs Enterprise-Wide Agreement,
                     Largest in the History of Allscripts

CHICAGO, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that Columbia
University Medical Center (Columbia) has selected Allscripts as its Electronic
Health Record provider for Columbia’s outpatient physician group and planned
community-based Independent Practice Association. The agreement is the
largest in Allscripts history and the latest example of the company’s
leadership among the nation’s top academic medical centers.


Columbia University Medical Center provides world-class leadership in
scientific research and patient care, and its College of Physicians and
Surgeons is consistently ranked one of the top medical schools in the nation.
Columbia’s physician group represents nearly 2,200 faculty members that count
among their ranks 16 past and current winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine
or physiology and 45 members of the Institute of Medicine.

“Columbia’s physicians and surgeons have a long history of world-class
leadership in research, education and patient care, and an investment in
electronic health records is the latest example of our core commitment to
high-quality and to patient and family-friendly medical care,” said Lee
Goldman, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and
Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia. “By
automating and connecting our physicians, we hope to have a positive impact on
our ability to deliver true continuity of care for our patients and enhance
our ability to deliver important breakthroughs in clinical research in a
timely fashion.”

The web-based Electronic Health Record from Allscripts will automate
everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing medications and documenting
patient visits, while electronically connecting physicians, residents and
support staff. The Electronic Health Record will allow Columbia’s physicians
to access patient information anywhere at anytime and provide robust tools for
documentation and orders. Additionally, the Electronic Health Record includes
preloaded connections to a wide range of medical devices, seamless support for
pay-for-performance and quality initiatives, and one of the most advanced
clinical research support systems in the industry. And the Allscripts
iHealth(TM) module provides an online personal health record service that
Columbia patients will be able to use to schedule appointments, access
treatment adherence programs, and arrange online consultations with their own
clinician. Implementation of the system is scheduled to begin in 2008.

“We are extremely proud that Columbia University Medical Center, one of
the most prestigious healthcare institutions in the world today, selected
Allscripts as their electronic health information partner,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “This technology, through the
real-time information and connectivity it provides, allows physicians to focus
on patients, not paperwork, and deliver a seamless, high quality patient

“This is an important step to enhance the quality of patient care by
facilitating access to clinical information for patients and their
physicians,” said Richard U. Levine, M.D., President of Columbia’s physician
group. “We, as is the case with major medical centers, have complex
information sharing needs and this investment should allow our health care
providers to interact in a flexible and coordinated way.”

Although Columbia is implementing the Electronic Health Record system
principally for physician outpatient offices, Allscripts will interface to the
New York-Presbyterian Hospital inpatient clinical information system. This
will enable physicians and staff in Columbia’s faculty practice to have access
to key clinical information on each patient including the medication history,
problem list, allergies, hospital notes, etc. Plans also include integrating
the Allscripts solution with other critical information systems across the
medical center, in physician offices and in outpatient clinics.

Allscripts also will connect the Electronic Health Record with the IDX/GE
Centricity practice management system used by Columbia’s faculty practice
organization. Linking the clinical and financial information systems will
help Columbia’s physicians and practice administrators to streamline billing
and insurance reimbursement practices.

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

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