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CHICAGO and NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that Edward Hospital & Health Services (Edward) will implement
the company’s Enterprise(TM) (formerly TouchWorks(TM)) Electronic Health
Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution to automate and connect
clinical and administrative processes for more than 50 physicians and
mid-level providers. Another 40 providers affiliated with the health system
will implement Practice Management, initially without the Electronic Health
Record component.


Naperville-based Edward Hospital, with 317 beds, is the top-rated
hospital for overall quality in Chicago’s south and west suburbs and the top
non-academic hospital for overall quality in the entire Chicago area,
according to a 2007 survey by the National Research Corporation. Edward will
provide the integrated Allscripts solution to their employed physicians in
Edward Medical Group, which operates 12 clinics across suburban Chicago.
Non-employed physicians in the region who contract with Edward to handle their
billing and other management services will receive the standalone practice
management solution.

“We believe Allscripts will help Edward provide a seamless connection to
critical patient information along the entire continuum of care,” said Pam
Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edward. “Our goal is to
develop a hospital-based community model under which Edward Hospital and all
of our staff physicians are able to connect electronically to provide truly
integrated care for our 250,000 patients.”

Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record provides instant access to
patient information when and where physicians need it — in their offices, at
the hospital, or while on-call at home. The web-based solution automates
everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications,
ordering and reviewing tests, and documenting patient care. Easy to use and
customize, the Electronic Health Record features robust clinical tools that
support safe medical practices, including health maintenance alerts, clinical
decision support, and automated drug safety checking.

Allscripts Enterprise Practice Management combines sophisticated
scheduling and Revenue Cycle Management tools to help physician practices
become more productive while improving service to patients. Important features
include advanced billing and reconciliation, referral and eligibility
indicators, and automated patient appointment reminders.

Edward selected Allscripts after a comprehensive search based on three
primary factors — the ease of use of the application, a proven track record
in successfully deploying the solution for large hospital-based organizations,
and the financial stability of the company.

“The physicians who participated in the Allscripts demonstration were
impressed with how intuitive the electronic health record was and how quickly
and easily they could move through their workflow in a natural fashion,” said
Ron Glas, M.D., Edward’s Medical Director of Ambulatory Informatics and a
physician at Edward Medical Group. “Allscripts clearly designed it with
physicians in mind because it enhances the clinical work space, streamlines
the order process and really reduces the number of clicks necessary to
finalize entries.”

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “With so many
employees in the Chicago area, it’s exciting to see one of our region’s most
prominent health systems using our technology to build an end-to-end community
care model that ensures continuity of care for patients whether they are in
the hospital or physician offices outside the hospital, and to know that some
of those patients treated will be our own employees and their families. The
ability to connect to critical information in real-time across all care
settings is the key to improving our healthcare system, and we’re delighted
that Edward has selected Allscripts to help deliver on that vision.”

About Edward Health Services Corp.

Edward Hospital & Health Services is a full-service, regional healthcare
provider, serving the residents of Chicago’s west and southwest suburbs and
offering access to complex medical specialties and innovative programming.
Edward Hospital has 317 private patient rooms and 4,500 employees, including
1,450 nurses and a medical staff of 920 physicians comprised of independent
members of the medical staff, employed physicians and independent contractors.
Edward has earned a reputation as a healthcare leader by providing advanced
cardiac care at Edward Heart Hospital and state-of-the-art cancer diagnosis
and treatment at Edward Cancer Center. Edward also provides the latest
imaging technology, care for critically ill newborns, minimally invasive
surgery, newest clinical trials and behavioral health services through Linden
Oaks at Edward. Edward has been recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing
excellence since 2005 and is the only hospital in DuPage and Will Counties to
have earned the prestigious designation.

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 AllscriptsMisys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events,
developments, the Company’s future performance, as well as management’s
expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to
the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws.
These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties, some of which are outlined below. As a result, actual results
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.

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CO:  Allscripts; Edward Health Services Corp.
ST:  Illinois

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