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Agreement Creates Seamless Connection to Allscripts Electronic Health Record

and adds Allscripts Clinical Quality Solution to Automate Quality Reporting

                      for 'Pay For Performance' Programs

CHICAGO and ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that Community Care Physicians, the Albany region’s largest
physician-directed multispecialty group practice, has selected Allscripts
Practice Management to automate billing, scheduling and other back-office
functions for their 190 physicians.


The agreement follows Community Care Physicians’ implementation of the
Allscripts Enterprise(TM) (formerly TouchWorks) Electronic Health Record,
providing one fully integrated information solution for the physician-run
organization. In addition to the practice management solution, the group will
implement the Allscripts Clinical Quality Solution (CQS), which automates the
quality reporting requirements of “pay-for-performance” programs and provides
additional real-time clinical decision support information to improve the
quality of patient care.

“Community Care Physicians is committed to providing quality patient care
in the most effective and efficient manner possible, and the Allscripts
practice management solution makes it easier for us to deliver on that
promise,” said Shirish Parikh, MD, MBA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Community Care Physicians. The group operates 35 offices located across
Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. “This agreement
completes our vision of coupling world-class clinical care with the best
technology available to create a unified electronic platform that allows us to
deliver care in an innovative and meaningful way,” he said.

The Allscripts practice management solution combines sophisticated
scheduling and revenue cycle management tools to help physician practices
become more productive while improving service to patients. Important features
include advanced billing and reconciliation, referral and eligibility
indicators, and automated patient appointment reminders.

Barbara Morris, MD, Chief Medical Officer and physician sponsor of the
Electronic Health Record, said the Allscripts practice management solution not
only improves integration between clinical and financial operations but allows
Community Care Physicians to replace its previous practice management system,
which Morris said was “not user friendly.” The new CQS functionality will
make it easier for the group to monitor the health of its patients and qualify
for pay-for-performance bonuses by extracting quality measures from the
Electronic Health Record, Practice Management system, or outside laboratories,
she said.

Pay-for-performance programs aim to lower the overall cost of healthcare
by providing financial bonuses to physicians who deliver high quality care.

“We’re building a single, integrated workflow between the clinical and
administrative sides of our medical group and clinics, and we chose Allscripts
based on our success with the electronic health record, and our faith in the
partnership,” said Dr. Morris. “Allscripts is a company that really listens to
the client and encourages you to be a part of its forward strategy. They’re
also a company that’s going to be there for us over the long haul, unlike many
of the companies that have come and gone in this industry.”

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “Community Care
Physicians’ decision to add Allscripts practice management reflects well on
the product’s functionality but is also the result of the strong relationship
we’ve built in our deployment of the electronic health record. We look forward
to expanding our partnership as we continue to deploy innovations like our new
Clinical Quality Solution which not only automates reporting but provides
physicians with real time information that allows them to identify
opportunities in their patient base to improve care, thereby qualifying for
higher pay-for-performance and pay-for-quality bonuses. As we move to more
comparative effectiveness measures to evaluate care, CCP will be ahead of most
practices with better information and better care for their patients.”

About Community Care Physicians

Each year more than 100,000 Capital Region residents lead healthier lives
thanks to the medical staff of Community Care Physicians. The physician-owned,
physician-run multi-specialty medical group includes more than 190 doctors and
other clinicians practicing out of 35 offices throughout the New York Capital
District. True to its name, Community Care Physicians is an organization
dedicated to ensuring that physicians oversee and manage all aspects of
patient care. Over the past 20 years, Community Care has grown because both
doctors and patients recognize the special value created when the physician is
free to focus on the practice of medicine.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health
of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning
solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue
cycle management, practice management, document management, medication
services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems
and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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CO:  Allscripts; Allscripts Practice Management; Allscripts-Misys Healthcare
     Solutions, Inc.; Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC; Community Care Physicians
ST:  Illinois, New York

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