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    CHICAGO & ALBANY, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2005--

    Web-Based Solution To Provide Instant Access To 250,000 Patient
        Records For Fast-Growing Albany-Based Physicians Group

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that Community
Care Physicians, PC, the largest physician-directed multi-specialty
medical practice in the Albany region, will implement the
TouchWorks(TM) electronic health record (EHR) to connect the group’s
more than 180 clinicians and 35 practices.

“There’s tremendous enthusiasm in our organization for the EHR
because medical decision-making is enhanced when timely information is
at the fingertips of every clinician,” said Tom Auer, President and
Chief Operating Officer of Community Care Physicians. “We believe that
TouchWorks provides the ability for us to transform our workflow,
delivering a seamless connection across the entire continuum of care
and providing us a platform to further enhance the care we provide as
we continue our aggressive growth plans.”

Using the TouchWorks solution will enable physicians at all of the
group’s sites to instantly share records for the first time.

“Our physician selection committee searched for an EHR that could
support an organization of our size and be flexible enough to quickly
bring new physicians live on the system,” said Auer. “In the end, they
concluded TouchWorks’ Web-based architecture would be an advantage for
our organization going forward.”

“The ability to connect physicians to patients and other key
stakeholders is mission critical to healthcare,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Community Care Physicians
selection of Allscripts from among a host of other choices is further
validation that TouchWorks has the flexibility and the horsepower to
meet the needs of the fastest-growing physician groups in the

Community Care Physicians will integrate TouchWorks with its
existing Groupcast(TM) practice management solution from IDX Systems
Corporation. The integration of TouchWorks and Groupcast will directly
link clinical and financial activities and drive operational

The TouchWorks EHR reduces or eliminates the need for paper
records and enhances physician productivity by automating the most
common physician activities, including prescribing medications,
ordering lab tests, viewing test results, and documenting clinical
encounters. The award-winning EHR also offers enhanced patient safety
measures such as automated medical practice guidelines and alerts that
warn physicians of potentially dangerous drug interactions.

About Community Care Physicians

Community Care Physicians, PC, is a physician owned, physician
governed multi-specialty medical group with offices in 5 counties
surrounding the Albany, New York’s greater Capital District. Community
Care Physicians services include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family
Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology,
General Surgery, Urology, Dermatology, Physical Therapy, Audiology,
Occupational Medicine, Urgent Care, Diabetic Education and Travel
Medicine. For more information about Community Care Physicians contact
Eileen Michaels, Director of Practice Development at (518) 782-3743 or
by email at

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (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 clinical
software applications include electronic health record (EHR),
e-prescribing and document imaging 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. 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 2003
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Dan Michelsonn, 312-506-1317
             Community Care Physicians
             Eileen Michaels, 518-782-3743

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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