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CHICAGO, Feb 6, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —

Leading Arkansas Clinic Streamlines Clinical and Financial Workflow

Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and
information solutions for physicians, announced today that Cooper Clinic
selected TouchWorks(TM) clinical automation software for their physicians.
Physicians across a number of specialties will use TouchWorks to improve access
to key clinical information and save time by accessing a complete electronic
medical record.

“TouchWorks software will help our physicians practice medicine more effectively
and efficiently,” said Jerry Stewart, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Cooper
Clinic. “Paper charts are costly to maintain and cannot bring critical patient
information to physicians at the point of care — we felt AHS delivered not only
an innovative EMR application, but one that was flexible enough to be customized
to our needs.”

Cooper Clinic will begin implementation of TouchWorks later this month using
AHS’s modular approach to the electronic medical record, or mEMR(TM). Cooper
Clinic will start with the TouchWorks Dictate(TM), TouchWorks Document(TM),
TouchWorks Order(TM), TouchWorks Result(TM), TouchWorks Charge(TM), and
TouchWorks Rx+(TM) modules. As compared to the traditional, monolithic EMR,
TouchWorks enables physician practices to start with the applications that
address their most pressing needs first, and then add more functionality over

“The modular design of TouchWorks will help Cooper Clinic to implement a
complete EMR and achieve a rapid return on their investment,” commented Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “The key to
rapid ROI is getting physicians to use the solutions. TouchWorks is intuitive
for physicians, fits into their existing workflow, and makes the practice of
medicine less demanding and more rewarding.”

Cooper Clinic will integrate TouchWorks software with their existing IDX Systems
Corporation’s IDXtend(TM) business performance solutions. Cooper Clinic has
utilized IDXtend, including the Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAR(TM)) and
Enterprise-wide Scheduling (EWS(TM)) to streamline patient access and enhance
its revenue cycle since 1992. The integration between IDXtend and TouchWorks
software suite improves end user productivity, increases patient satisfaction
and improves patient care by combining clinical data and financial data into a
common architecture. For example, using a handheld device, doctors and nurses
can enter patient encounter related information (diagnosis codes, procedure
codes, visit charges and modifiers) at the point of care using TouchWorks Charge
and then have the data submitted wirelessly to BAR to ensure accurate and timely
billing. This automation helps eliminate lost charges and delays from
paper-driven processes.

About Cooper Clinic

Cooper Clinic includes 21 extensions of the Clinic throughout Northwest Arkansas
and Eastern Oklahoma delivering prompt, quality care easily accessible for
anyone in the region. Physicians at Cooper Clinic maintain privileges at St.
Edward Mercy Medical Center and many other major medical facilities in
surrounding communities. Cooper Clinic has 129 physicians in 25 specialties.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical software and
information solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software is a
modular electronic medical record that enhances physician productivity using a
wireless handheld device, Tablet PC, or desktop workstation to automate the most
common physician activities including prescribing, capturing charges, dictating,
ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and documenting
clinical encounters. Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and
healthcare product education services for physicians through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) business and also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS
provides software and services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE: RX);
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); HP; Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); and Medco Health.

TouchWorks, mEMR, TouchWorks Dictate, TouchWorks Document, TouchWorks Order,
TouchWorks Result, TouchWorks Charge, TouchWorks Rx+, and Physicians Interactive
are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS 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 2001 Annual Report on
Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at .

SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

CONTACT:          Dan Michelson, Vice President of Marketing, +1-847-680-3515,
Ext. 4330, , or Paul Peterson, Senior Marketing
Manager, +1-847-680-3515, Ext. 4475, , both of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions


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