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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ — A panel of five industry experts
selected Dr. Eric Mankin, Chief Medical Officer for Temple Physicians Inc. at
Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the
Microsoft Physician of the Year. The award was based on his innovative use of
the TouchWorks(TM) suite of applications from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
(Nasdaq: MDRX). The solution was delivered using Pocket PC-based mobile
devices integrated with Temple’s enterprise information system to measurably
improve the quality of patient care.

Jeff Raikes, Group Vice President of the Productivity and Business
Services Group at Microsoft, announced the award during his keynote speech at
the MS-HUG Windows on Healthcare conference. Mankin was one of four finalists
out of a field of 40 physician entries for the award.

Mankin championed the use of the Allscripts TouchWorks solution, a suite
of handheld wireless clinical-decision support applications for physicians at
the point of care, on mobile devices for 135 of Temple University Health
System’s physicians. The solution, implemented in less than 90 days, included
TouchWorks Rx+(TM), a software application that enables physicians to generate
electronic prescriptions, automatically and instantly check for drug-to-drug
interactions and insurance formulary status, and then send the prescription
electronically from the exam room directly to the pharmacy. The TouchWorks
solution uses a Pocket PC device connected wirelessly to a workstation
application running SQL Server and Windows 2000.

“My role as chief medical officer is to enhance the quality of care for
our organization’s active population of 150,000 patients, reduce malpractice
risk in an extraordinarily ‘risky’ county (Philadelphia), and manage the costs
of care delivery for a health system that has accepted the insurance ‘risk’
for 75,000 of its patients — all while meeting the expectations of a
chronically frustrated physician group that is overly burdened by paperwork,
phone calls and interminable hassles, such as memorizing eight different
managed-care formularies,” Mankin said. “I piloted TouchWorks in my family
practice, and then aggressively championed and implemented the TouchWorks
product from Allscripts for our primary-care physicians and many specialists,
which has allowed us to make considerable strides in each area.”

“We are pleased that Dr. Eric Mankin was named winner of the Microsoft
Physician of the Year award,” said Dr. Ahmad Hashem, Global Healthcare
Industry Manager at Microsoft. “Dr. Mankin’s use of the TouchWorks solution
on the Pocket PC platform demonstrates how this technology can have a big
impact on boosting efficiency, lowering costs and enhancing the quality of
medical care.”

“Allscripts is proud that TouchWorks played a part in recognizing Dr.
Mankin’s exemplary leadership role in the healthcare industry,” commented
Peter Geerlofs, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. “As a physician driven company, we applaud his efforts in
leveraging technology to add value to the way physicians practice medicine and
deliver a superior level of care to the patients of Temple University Health
System. The TouchWorks solution is clearly becoming the preference of many
leading physicians, as underscored by Dr. Mankin’s award today.” A number of
the other finalists for this award also utilize the TouchWorks applications in
their practices.

The Microsoft Physician of the Year panel of judges was made up of Dr.
Terry Clark, F.A.C.S., President of Global eMedicine LLC; Josh Fisher, Equity
Healthcare Analyst for Dresdner RCM Global Investors LLC; Dr. C. Martin
Harris, Executive Director of the e-Cleveland Clinic and CIO of the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation; Dr. Randolph Miller, Professor and Chair of the Department
of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University; and Dr. Edward Zabrek,
F.A.C.O.G., Medical Editor of Pocket PC Magazine.

About MS-HUG

With headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich., the independent, nonprofit
Microsoft Healthcare Users Group is the leading healthcare industry forum for
exchanging ideas, promoting learning and sharing solutions for information
systems using Microsoft technologies. MS-HUG works to provide industry
leadership, drive appropriate standards and develop associated requirements in
support of healthcare solutions. The diverse membership of MS-HUG is united
by a shared interest in implementing vendor- and user-developed software based
on Microsoft technology to improve quality and efficiency in healthcare. More
information can be found on MS-HUG’s Web site at .

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX) is the leading provider of
point-of-care decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s
TouchWorks software products enhance physician productivity and are accessed
using a wireless handheld 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. Additionally, Allscripts provides patient compliance and
healthcare product education services for physicians through its Physicians
Interactive unit. Allscripts provides services to over 15,000 physicians at
more than 4,000 sites across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: IDXC), a
provider of complete healthcare information solutions for physician group
practices, management service organizations, academic medical centers, and
integrated delivery networks; IMS Health (NYSE: RX), the world’s leading
supplier of information solutions to the pharmaceutical and healthcare
industries; Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX), the nation’s largest independent
full-service pharmacy benefit manager; Compaq (NYSE: CPQ) a leading global
provider of technology and solutions; Merck-Medco, one of the nation’s leading
pharmaceutical benefits management companies; and Microsoft Corporation
(Nasdaq: MSFT) the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet
technologies for personal and business computing.

TouchWorks and TouchWorks Rx+ are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. Visit Allscripts 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 2000 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at .

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