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CHICAGO & ROME, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 16, 2005–

Regional Georgia Group to Provide Physicians and Residents Real-Time

Access to Patient Records, Lab Results and Clinical Data

                        Across Nine Communities

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced that Floyd, a
leading healthcare system in Northwest Georgia, will implement the
TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) to connect its network
of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and
residents. The Web-hosted Allscripts solution will enable Floyd’s
providers in nine communities to access up-to-date clinical
information on patients wherever and whenever they need it.

“It’s impossible for even the best physicians to remember all the
details of a patient’s care, but with the Allscripts EHR our
physicians will have all the information they need to make informed
decisions, available instantly at their finger tips,” said Al Davis,
Administrator of Floyd Primary Care. “Our physicians are truly excited
by the EHR’s ability to provide a seamless connection to the entire
continuum of care, helping them to work more efficiently while
enhancing the quality of care they provide our patients.”

TouchWorks initially will serve members of the Floyd Primary Care
network and residents in the Floyd Family Practice Residency Program.
Davis said Floyd was eager to maintain the competitiveness of its
highly regarded residency program by implementing the Allscripts EHR.
He also expects the Allscripts solution to add to Floyd’s already
considerable reputation for quality service. Floyd ranks first in the
state of Georgia in overall employee satisfaction, according to a
survey by HR Solutions Inc. The nonprofit hospital also was recently
named “Large Hospital of the Year” by the Georgia Alliance of
Community Hospitals and was one of six national customer service
success stories recognized by Press Ganey Associates.

“Floyd’s commitment to providing the highest possible level of
care and customer service is reflected in their decision to implement
the TouchWorks EHR,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “Our award-winning clinical information solutions are
helping to transform healthcare by consistently delivering significant
improvements in quality, efficiency and productivity.”

Floyd chose Allscripts from among a host of other EHR providers
for three reasons, Davis said.

“First, Allscripts has a proven track record of implementing
successful clinical EHRs with similar healthcare organizations,” said
Davis. “Second, the Allscripts EHR can be deployed one module at a
time, providing physicians the functionality they need most when
they’re ready for it. And finally, TouchWorks integrates seamlessly
with Floyd’s existing Groupcast(TM) practice management solution from
IDX Systems Corporation, directly linking clinical and financial
activities. After considering all of those factors, we really didn’t
give much serious thought to other EHR vendors.”

The TouchWorks EHR simplifies the art, science, and process of
caring for patients by automating the most common physician
activities, including prescribing medications, ordering lab tests,
viewing test results, and documenting clinical encounters. The
award-winning EHR also offers enhanced patient safety measures such as
automated medical practice guidelines and alerts that warn physicians
of potentially dangerous drug interactions.

About Floyd

The award-winning Floyd healthcare system has been responding to
the healthcare needs of Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama for
over 60 years. Anchored by Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed
full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center, Floyd
uses the latest technology to support centers of excellence in trauma
and emergency care and specialties in behavioral health, pediatrics,
rehabilitation, surgery, cancer, diabetes, home care, hospice,
neurosciences, orthopedics, cardiology, maternity and neonatal
intensive care. In addition, Floyd provides primary, pediatric and
urgent care through a network of 34 physicians in 26 locations and
through the Family Practice Residency Program at Floyd. With over
1,900 employees, Floyd is Floyd County’s largest employer. Recent
recognition includes: Georgia’s Healthcare Employer of Choice, Large
Hospital of the Year and a Press Ganey Associates customer service
success story.

About Allscripts

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (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 (EHR),
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 medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
Group. 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 2003
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
             Floyd Medical Center
             Bill Fortenberry, 706-509-3245

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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