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CHICAGO, May 23, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ —

Leading Heart and Lung Center Automates Charge Capture for Physicians

Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support tools for physicians, announced today that Deborah Heart and
Lung Center (Deborah), a specialty teaching hospital with 65 physicians on
staff, has signed a multi-year agreement for TouchWorks(TM) applications. Using
handheld HP iPAQ Pocket PC’s running on a wireless local area network, Deborah
will automate capturing charges with the TouchWorks Charge(TM) module and access
clinical reference information at the point of care using the Pocket Library(TM)
drug reference guide.

After conducting an internal analysis of their current billing procedure,
Deborah determined that their practice was potentially failing to capture up to
10 percent of its evaluation and management charges and viewed TouchWorks as a
key component of the solution.

“Deborah has always led the medical community in utilizing technology that
benefits patients. In that spirit, we’re pleased to now provide leading
technology to enable our physicians to focus more on the care of their patients
and less on administrative duties,” said Grant Leidy, Chief Financial Officer of
Deborah Heart and Lung Center. “The real-time and wireless qualities of the
TouchWorks solution and its integration with our IDX practice management system
will help our physicians become more efficient.”

Deborah has utilized IDXtend(TM) Billing and Accounts Receivable(TM)(BAR)
software since 1998. The integration of TouchWorks and IDXtend will help drive
operational improvements by more directly linking clinical and financial
activities. For example, using a handheld device, doctors 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, which
helps eliminate lost charges and delays from paper-driven processes.

“Our close relationship with IDX allows Allscripts to bring together the leading
practice management system and clinical applications, enabling physicians to
focus on patient care instead of paperwork,” stated Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “Our combined tools give
physicians the ability to automate key billing tasks and access clinical
reference information so critical to providing high quality patient care.”

About Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Deborah Heart and Lung Center, located in Brown Mills, NJ, offers the latest
surgical techniques and non-surgical alternatives for diagnosing and treating
cardiac, vascular and pulmonary diseases in adults, and congenital and acquired
heart defects in children and adolescents. The Deborah campus consists of
Deborah Heart and Lung Center, a 161-bed hospital with a full-service ambulatory
care center and Deborah Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm for the Center
with approximately 50,000 volunteers supporting the Deborah mission.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software
products enhance physician productivity using a wireless handheld device or
desktop workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, capturing charges, dictating, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and taking clinical notes. The Company also
provides medication fulfillment services. Additionally, Allscripts provides
patient compliance and healthcare product education services for physicians
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit. Allscripts provides 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 (NYSE: HPQ); Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX); and

TouchWorks, TouchWorks Charge, Pocket Library and Physicians Interactive are
trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit Allscripts on the Web at

IDX, IDXtend, and BAR Billing and Accounts Receivable are trademarks or
registered trademarks of IDX Investment Corporation.

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 of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions, +1-800-654-0889, ext. 4330, or


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