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Hospital Group also implementing program to provide physician offices access
to hospital records

CHICAGO and GREENSBURG, Pa., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that Excela Health, a non-profit health care network serving
Western Pennsylvania, has selected the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health
Record (EHR) for the more than 115 physicians it employs in the Excela Health
Physician Practices (EHPP).

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Excela Health, serving residents of Westmoreland, Indiana, and Fayette
counties, includes hospitals in Greensburg, Jeannette, Latrobe and Mount
Pleasant. Combined, Excela has some 600 acute care beds and a medical staff of
more than 700 physicians and allied health professionals representing 35
specialties. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Excela offers
outpatient treatment and specialty care in areas such as heart disease, cancer
and physical rehabilitation.

“Our strategy calls for finding ways to enable physicians to improve the
quality of the services they deliver, simplify their lives, and to improve
their bottom line, and we believe Allscripts will help us accomplish those
objectives,” said Otto Salguero, Chief Information Officer of Excela Health.
“Electronic health records eliminate the inefficiencies of the paper chart,
and provide ‘best practice’ guidelines, automated safety alerts, health
management plans and other critical information where it’s needed most, at the
point of care.”

Allscripts Enterprise automates everyday clinical tasks and connects
physicians to critical information from other healthcare stakeholders
including labs, pharmacies, payers and patients. The Electronic Health Record
delivers instant access to critical information at the point of care, whether
providers are in the clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home. By
automatically tracking key patient metrics, the web-based solution enhances
the way individual physicians practice medicine and enables more effective
disease management, health maintenance, and care planning.

Allscripts Enterprise was rated the No. 1 Electronic Health Record in the
mid-size physician market by the prestigious research group KLAS, the
“Consumer Reports” of healthcare, in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards:
Software & Professional Services report.

Excela Health will also offer Allscripts ePrescribe(TM), a stand-alone
Web-based electronic prescribing solution, at no cost to all physicians
affiliated with its hospitals to promote safer prescribing and to encourage
physicians to adopt automated solutions.

Allscripts ePrescribe, designed to appeal to physicians in solo practice
or small groups, requires no download, no new hardware, and minimal training.
All prescriptions are instantly checked for drug-to-drug, drug-allergy and
other potentially harmful interactions, and users receive real-time
notification of insurance formulary status from leading payers, plans and
pharmacy benefit managers.

In addition to deploying Allscripts for its employed physician group,
Excela has partnered with Allscripts to enable the healthcare organization’s
growing community of independent physicians to access patient visit
documentation and other hospital information electronically, in real-time from
their offices or remotely via the Internet. Excela-affiliated physicians can
leverage this agreement to acquire Allscripts solutions for their practices.

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented, “Virtually
everything we do in our daily lives requires access to the right information
at the right time, whether its online banking, financial investment decisions,
or even traffic conditions. Yet in healthcare we expect physicians to make
critical decisions without access to all the information they need. This has
to change and we’re excited that Excela has taken a leadership role in
providing their physicians and those in their community with better
information, which will result in better patient care.”

Physicians interested in learning more about Allscripts products should
call 1-800-654-0889.

About Excela Health

Excela Health, Westmoreland County’s largest employer, joins together some
725 medical professionals in 35 specialties to provide award-winning health
care to the residents of Westmoreland County and parts of Fayette and Indiana
counties. With a workforce of 4,800, Excela Health offers traditional
inpatient care through hospitals in Greensburg, Jeannette, Latrobe and Mount
Pleasant, along with outpatient treatment and specialty services to rank as
the region’s third largest health care network.

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 Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit .

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SOURCE Allscripts – 01/08/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
or Todd Stein, Senior Manager, Public Relations,+1-312-506-1216,,
both of Allscripts;
Robin Jennings, Director, Communications of Excela Health,
+1-724-542-1961, +1-724-516-4483 Cell,


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