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CHICAGO and LAS VEGAS, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that Diagnostic Center of Medicine (DCOM), one
of the oldest and largest primary care physician groups in Southern Nevada,
has selected Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management
(PM) for its physicians in three locations.


DCOM, which has been a Misys client for several years, is upgrading their
current practice management solution and implementing an Electronic Health
Record for the first time to automate everyday clinical tasks and enhance the
quality of patient care they deliver. The Allscripts EHR compliments the
33-year-old practice’s use of sophisticated in-house diagnostic equipment and
takes its commitment to patient service “to the next level” said Chief
Operating Officer Shawn Foley.

While Foley’s team had been searching for an Electronic Health Record for
many years, the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
(ARRA), which offers up to $44,000 in incentives for physicians who adopt an
EHR in 2011, provided the motivation for them to act now.

“Some people initially took a wait-and-see approach to the incentives, but
it has become increasingly clear that you need to get the implementation
underway now to maximize the opportunity,” said Foley, referring to the
gradual phase-down of ARRA funding. “That said, the real stimulus is the cost
savings from eliminating paper and providing a more streamlined workflow for
our clinicians. That leads to better patient care, which is our number one

DCOM expects to save $4.1 million over five years with the Electronic
Health Record, largely from reduced transcription charges, more accurate
billing, and lower expenses for records management. Motivated by those
cost-savings but also more powerfully by the promise of enhanced patient care,
DCOM’s physicians were ready when the decision to implement an EHR was made,
according to Michelle D. Conger, D.O., Chief Executive Officer of DCOM.

“Our doctors are excited about using Allscripts because it will allow them
to spend more time with patients, give them better access to patient
information when and where they need it, and we think it will also contribute
to better patient outcomes,” said Dr. Conger.

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented,
“Diagnostic Center of Medicine has a well-deserved reputation for leveraging
the latest technology to provide the highest level of quality and become more
efficient. We’re proud that they’ve selected Allscripts to deliver on that
critical mission.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution
for small and medium-sized physician practices is an easy-to-deploy,
physician-centric solution that improves the delivery of safe, cost-effective,
high-quality care. The Electronic Health Record provides caregivers instant
and secure access to the complete patient record anytime and anywhere, while
automating everyday clinical tasks and connecting physicians to pharmacies,
laboratories and other healthcare stakeholders. The Practice Management
solution improves the productivity of administrative staff, simplifies patient
record keeping, streamlines billing and improves cash flow, with the
industry’s most user-friendly interface and extensible design. Built on a
single intelligent platform, the Allscripts solutions can be implemented
separately or together to help the clinical and administrative sides of a
practice work hand-in-hand for better communication, improved accuracy and

About Diagnostic Center of Medicine

The Diagnostic Center of Medicine, in practice since 1977, is one of the
largest Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Groups in Southern Nevada. The
Diagnostic Center of Medicine Laboratory has been certified by the Department
of Human Resources to participate in the Medicare Program. DCOM facilities
allow physicians and technical support staff to provide the most sophisticated
quality of ancillary diagnostic services available for their patients, while
containing costs at the same time. For more information, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More
than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 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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developments, the Company’s future performance, as well as management’s
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These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
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may vary materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements.
Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the
volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles
and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve
or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new
product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional
activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships;
undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; compliance
with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in
laws or regulations in the healthcare industry; possible regulation of the
Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility
of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our
growth and integrate acquisitions; the ability to recognize the benefits of
the merger with Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC (“MHS”); the integration of MHS
with the Company and the possible disruption of current plans and operations
as a result thereof; maintaining our intellectual property rights and
litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to
third-party suppliers; our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate
third-party licensed technology; breach of our security by third parties; and
the risk factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2007 Annual Report on Form
10-K available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange
Commission at The Company undertakes no obligation to update
publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE: Allscripts – 06/25/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
or Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts;
or Shawn Foley, Chief Operational Officer of DCOM, +1-702-370-2222,
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