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CHICAGO and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and information
solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that
Frankford Health Care System has selected the company’s Electronic Health
Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solutions to automate and connect
clinical and administrative processes for 100 physicians.


Part of the Jefferson Health System, Frankford Health Care System includes
three hospitals in the Philadelphia area as well as ambulatory care sites,
primary care satellites, and specialty physician practices. The agreement
with Allscripts takes advantage of recent changes to the federal Stark
regulations that now allow hospitals to provide certain assistance to
physicians in purchasing healthcare information technology. Frankford will
offer the Allscripts solutions to employed and independent members of its
medical staff.

“By offering our physicians the Allscripts Electronic Health Record and
Practice Management solutions, we can now provide a seamless network
connection that facilitates an electronic dialogue among all the members of a
patient’s care team, no matter where they are located,” said Roy Powell, Chief
Executive Officer of Frankford Health Care System. “This system will make a
significant contribution to our ongoing quality of care and patient safety

The Electronic Health Record functionality of the combined Allscripts
solutions brings Frankford’s physicians instant access to patient information
when and where they need it – at the hospital, in their offices, or while on-
call at home. Allscripts automates everyday clinical tasks such as
prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests, and
documenting patient care. An easy-to-use and customizable solution, 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.

The Practice Management functionality of Allscripts combines sophisticated
scheduling and financial management tools in a single package. Important
features of the solution include rules-based appointment scheduling, multi-
resource and recurring appointment features, referral and eligibility
indicators, and appointment and claims management.

Powell said Frankford selected Allscripts after a comprehensive search in
part because the company’s web-based architecture and its on-demand model
suited their needs, both in technology and the ability to deploy the
Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solutions cost effectively
via the web to physicians.

“We are seeing more hospitals taking advantage of the recent changes to
the Stark regulations to accelerate the adoption and utilization of
information technology that can be deployed in a cost effective way,” said
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Frankford has set itself
apart as a true leader in the Philadelphia area by providing this life-saving
technology to their employed physicians as well as independent physicians to
increase connectivity, improve quality, reduce errors and better manage

About Frankford Health Care System

The not-for-profit Frankford Health Care System operates three hospital
campuses located in the Frankford and Torresdale sections of Philadelphia and
in Bucks County, Penn., with 477 acute care beds. Part of the Jefferson
Health System, Frankford Hospitals also operates three ambulatory care sites
as well as several primary care satellites and specialty practices. For more
information, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include Electronic
Health Records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the
Company’s Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical
product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment
services through its Medication Services unit. 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 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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