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2006–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, announced today that the Connecticut
Multispecialty Group (CMG) has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic
Health Record (EHR) to automate and connect their 60 physicians.

“The electronic health record will give our physicians the
information and access they need to continue to deliver the best
possible care at even a higher level,” said Robert J. Ferrini, Sr.,
Chief Executive Officer of Connecticut Multispecialty Group. “Our
mission statement is to provide compassionate medical care of the
finest quality with unfailing attention to efficient and comprehensive
treatment to all patients. The EHR will continue to improve upon the
high quality and safety of care our patients already receive.
Electronic records are quickly becoming the norm in ambulatory
healthcare because they offer so many obvious benefits for patients
and physicians alike.”

The TouchWorks Electronic Health Record is designed from the
physicians perspective, simplifying the art and science of caring for
patients. The Allscripts solution automates and speeds common clinical
activities such as prescribing medications, ordering lab tests,
viewing test results, making referrals electronically and documenting
patient visits. The system will enable CMG’s clinicians in 19
locations throughout the Hartford area to instantly access and share
patient records and other clinical information when and where they
need it – anywhere at anytime.

“Currently, when physicians, both within and outside our group,
send a patient for testing, they do not always receive a confirmation
that the patient actually went for the test until the physician
receives the results,” said Mr. Ferrini, who hopes to convince other
regional physician groups, as well as pharmacies and laboratories to
share pertinent patient information using the electronic health
record. “With Allscripts, the physician receives an automated reminder
to follow up with the patient and real-time test results right on the
clinical desktop.”

CMG’s physicians selected Allscripts after nearly three years of
evaluating the leading electronic health record vendors. “It became
clear that Allscripts was ahead of the curve in product development,
in their vision for the future, and in their expertise at rapid
implementation,” said Mr. Ferrini. “We feel they have demonstrated
success over a longer period of time than any other vendor in the
market, which bodes well for our future partnership and for our
patients who reside in the Hartford area.”

CMG will integrate TouchWorks with the IDX(R) Groupcast(TM)
revenue cycle management system from IDX. Allscripts and IDX, now a
part of GE Healthcare, share a strategic relationship that enables
users to access all financial and clinical information via a single
front-end, with efficiencies that deliver measurable financial

“We are excited that Connecticut Multispecialty Group has chosen
to partner with Allscripts to enhance the delivery of high-quality,
cost-effective care,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “The challenge in healthcare is to provide access to the
right information at the right time – at the point-of-care, during the
decision-making process. TouchWorks delivers instant access to patient
information, something you just can’t do with a paper chart across
multiple locations.”

About Connecticut Multispecialty Group

Connecticut Multispecialty Group (CMG) is one of Hartford’s
largest multi-specialty groups, currently with more than 60 physicians
serving approximately 250,000 patients. Headquartered in suburban
Rocky Hill, CMG provides 10 medical specialties in 19 locations
throughout the Hartford area, including both Hartford and Johnson
Memorial Hospitals.

The New Allscripts

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 software applications include electronic health
record, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department and care management 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. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about
Allscripts 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 2004 Annual Report on Form
10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
             Connecticut Multispecialty Group
             Marsha Siuda, 860-250-2326

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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