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Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Provider Times Implementation to Take
Advantage of Government EHR Subsidies

CHICAGO and ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that Coordinated Health, the premier provider of sports and
musculoskeletal medicine in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, has selected the
Allscripts Enterprise(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice
Management (PM) solutions to connect and automate its 50 physicians and 50
mid-level providers and physical therapists across eight locations.


Coordinated Health decided that the time was right to implement an
Electronic Health Record given the significant new financial incentives that
will soon be available under the health IT provisions (HITECH) of the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The ARRA provides between
$44,000 and $64,000 in incentives for physicians who demonstrate meaningful
use of an Electronic Health Record. Coordinated Health also will replace its
legacy Misys Vision(R) practice management system with Allscripts PM.

“Now is clearly the right time and Allscripts is the right company as the
market leader for electronic health records,” explained Emil DiIorio, M.D.,
founder and Chief Executive Officer of Coordinated Health. “Their system
surpassed every other system we looked at in terms of its capabilities, the
ease of use, and its connectivity with labs, pharmacies and other
stakeholders. The information sharing that Allscripts can deliver creates a
safer, higher quality environment for patient care.”

The integrated Allscripts solutions also will help Coordinated Health
ensure a smooth transition for patients as they move between care settings.
The group currently operates a Surgical Specialty Hospital in Bethlehem that
combines outpatient facilities with 20 inpatient rooms for patients who
require extensive surgery. A second Surgical Specialty Hospital with 22
inpatient rooms will be opening in Allentown in July 2009. Coordinated Health
also operates physician offices specializing in arthritis and osteoporosis
care, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, spine care, and joint care, as well
as rehabilitation and imaging centers.

“Coordinated Health has again demonstrated their leadership among the
Greater Lehigh Valley medical groups by responding quickly to President
Obama’s call for the adoption of electronic health records to improve the
quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care in the United States,” said
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Like a number of other
leading Pennsylvania physician groups, they chose Allscripts based on our
strong focus on providing physicians with innovative solutions that are
extremely powerful yet easy to use.”

John Fistner, Chief Financial Officer of Coordinated Health, commented,
“In addition to taking advantage of the federal incentives, we felt we could
create significant practice efficiencies and position ourselves as a provider
of management services for smaller practices in the region by hosting
Allscripts for them. Being on the same system with those practices would also
help us improve the coordination of care between referring physicians and our
specialists, which in turn will improve the quality of care for our patients.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record delivers access to patient
information whenever and wherever caregivers need it, which will be an
advantage to Coordinated Health providers as they travel between their
offices, hospitals, and home. The system automates the physician workflow,
including such daily tasks as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering
tests and viewing results, and documenting patient encounters. The EHR
facilitates use by physicians in any specialty, adapting to their needs. It
connects easily to a variety of medical devices and can be interfaced with
in-house or outside labs.

The Allscripts Practice Management solution is fully integrated with the
Electronic Health Record and features sophisticated scheduling and revenue
cycle management tools that boost the productivity and the revenues of
physician practices. Among its advanced features are rule-based appointment
scheduling, recurring appointment features, referral management, eligibility
indicators, a multiple-document interface, and drill-down reporting.

About Coordinated Health

The Greater Lehigh Valley’s premier provider of sports medicine,
Coordinated Health was founded in 1988 by Dr. Emil DiIorio. Coordinated
Health’s name reflects its integration of physicians, rehabilitation and
imaging to focus on early intervention leading to quicker diagnosis and
recovery. Its all-new Surgical Specialty Center boasts 20 in-patient rooms,
in-house physical therapy and hotel-like amenities. The center allows patients
to receive outpatient surgical services, while also enabling patients
requiring more extensive surgery to heal in a facility focused on their every
need. For more information, visit

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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SOURCE Allscripts – 05/21/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
or Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
both of Allscripts; or
John Fistner, Chief Operating Officer of Coordinated Health, +1-610-861-8080, ext.
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