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2006–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, today announced that Florida Health Care Plans,
Inc. (FHCP) has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record
to automate and connect their multi-specialty group of 70 physicians
and mid-level providers. In the future, FHCP will offer connectivity
to the Allscripts solution to all physicians participating in their
network of providers.

Founded in 1974, FHCP is a wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary
of Halifax Community Health System. FHCP has 10 facilities serving
more than 62,000 members in Volusia and Flagler Counties consisting of
employer groups, Medicare beneficiaries, and participants in the
Healthy Kids program.

“We are drowning in paper,” said Wendy Myers, MD, FHCP’s Chief
Medical Officer and President. “That makes it difficult to improve
quality and patient safety, which are our most important missions.
Allscripts provides our physicians the tools they need to take better
care of patients, and gives patients better tools to take care of

The Allscripts solution brings FHCP’s providers instant access to
their patients’ medical records when and where they need them – in the
clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home – without relying on paper
charts. Allscripts’ easy-to-deploy, physician-centric Electronic
Health Record improves the delivery of safe, high-quality,
cost-effective care by automating common tasks such as prescribing and
refilling medications, ordering and viewing tests, and documenting

FHCP also will implement the iHealth module of TouchWorks, which
gives patients secure, online access to their own personal health
record, the ability to request appointments and medication refills
online, and the ability to receive health education that is
personalized for them. This application is provided in partnership
with Medem, the nation’s premier physician-patient communications
network, founded and governed by the American Medical Association
(AMA) and other leading medical societies. FHCP will promote iHealth
in their work with regional employer groups, for whom FHCP conducts
employee wellness programs, personal health analyses and health

After a rigorous review of Electronic Health Record vendors, FHCP
selected Allscripts for its ease of use, its off-the-shelf
non-proprietary technology, and its interoperability with other
information technology systems, said Roy Klostermeyer, FHCP’s Chief
Information Officer. Even more important, Klostermeyer said FHCP was
impressed by Allscripts supportive base of installed customers.

“We were invited to an Allscripts user group conference as a
prospect and I was allowed to mingle with established clients and
everyone was happy,” said Klostermeyer. “They were ecstatic. Most
companies won’t let prospects mingle with customers, and I thought it
was unusual to find such a satisfied customer user base. In fact, they
were so satisfied they were a bit evangelical about the product.”

FHCP will interface the Electronic Health Record with many
existing FHCP systems such as practice management, laboratory,
transcription and radiology, as well as clinical instrumentation
including blood pressure, pulse, temperature and pulse oximetry. The
interfaces will enable FHCP to share financial, demographic and
clinical information across the organization.

“Seventy percent of patients say they’re seeking online services
such as secure messaging, online refill requests, easy access to and
review of lab results, and access to disease management plans,” said
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “With iHealth,
Florida Health Care Plans delivers patients the services they demand,
while at the same time improving the quality of care their physicians
provide. We are proud to partner with Florida Health Care Plans to
deliver iHealth as a part of our comprehensive TouchWorks Electronic
Health Record for the well-being of east central Florida’s patients.”

About Florida Health Care Plans

Founded in 1974, Florida Health Care Plans, Inc. (FHCP) is a
wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of Halifax Community Health
System. FHCP has 10 facilities serving more than 62,000 members
consisting of employer groups, Medicare beneficiaries, and Healthy
Kids in Volusia and Flagler Counties of east central Florida.

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 software applications include electronic health
record, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department and care management solutions. Additionally,
Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians
Interactive(TM) Group and medication fulfillment services through its
Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web

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 2005
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
             Florida Health Care Plans
             Bissy Holden, 386-676-7110

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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