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TYLER, Texas & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 3, 2006–Allscripts
(Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity
and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare,
today announced that Access Medica has chosen the TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record to connect and automate physicians in
communities across East Texas, in an agreement valued in excess of
$1.4 million.

The Tyler-based Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO)
will deploy the industry-leading Electronic Health Record to 29
physicians in six independent clinics during the first phase of a
regional deployment, and an additional 50-60 physicians in mid-2006.
Access Medica’s infrastructure is being designed to connect over 600
regional physicians across ten counties and will be the first
operational RHIO model in the state. Access Medica was founded in 2005
to provide cutting-edge healthcare IT services to the physicians,
hospitals and patients of East Texas. The RHIO includes members of the
Tyler-based Physicians Contracting Organization of Texas and other
independent practices.

“Allscripts is the ideal solution for providing clinical
integration for physicians across East Texas,” said Ken Haygood, MD,
Chief Executive Officer of Access Medica. “This technology is not only
critical to improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs, but
will allow broader population based research, disease surveillance,
and better security and preparedness for natural disasters. Our
physicians feel that this technology is mission critical.”

The web-based Allscripts Electronic Health Record enhances the
delivery of safe, effective, high-quality care by connecting physician
practices, clinics, pharmacies and laboratories across a secure
network. Providers have instant access to the complete patient record
when and where they need it, without relying on error-prone, often
outdated paper charts that must be faxed or transported between

The RHIO’s electronic health record selection committee spent
nearly a year visiting practices across the country and interviewing
executives of several leading electronic health record vendors before
selecting Allscripts.

“In our assessment, Allscripts is substantially ahead of the other
vendors in connectivity with their web-based product design, and in
their expertise in rapidly deploying the technology and in designing
workflow changes for practices,” said Haygood. “Many companies are
focused only on their own bottom line, but we believe Allscripts
shares our concern for building true health information networks to
improve the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient, community-based
patient care.”

Haygood also was impressed by Allscripts willingness to work with
a wide variety of practice management systems used by his independent
practices to share financial, demographic and clinical information
across the network.

“Access Medica shares Allscripts vision for a coordinated,
community-wide approach to enhancing the quality and efficiency of
healthcare,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.
“The key to transforming healthcare is to connect and inform
physicians across boundaries rather than create small technological
fiefdoms. We are proud to partner with Access Medica to better serve
the health of communities throughout East Texas.”

About Access Medica

Access Medica is a Regional Health Information Organization
serving East Texas physicians, hospitals and patients. Their
community-wide collaboration is bringing the most sophisticated
Electronic Health Record system to the region’s clinics and,
connecting those clinics and providers across a secure network to
provide complete, real-time patient information to physicians at the
point of care. The result will be dramatically improved quality of
care, countless lives saved, and reduced healthcare costs for the
businesses and families of East Texas.

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company’s business groups provide unique solutions
that inform, connect and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions
Group’s award-winning clinical software applications include
Electronic Health Record, e-prescribing and document imaging
solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product
education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medical fulfillment
services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, 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 2004
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1317
             Access Medica
             Ken Haygood, MD, 903-258-2466

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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