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Philadelphia-Area Hospital System Automates Patient Care and Discharge
Process. Agreement Follows Purchase of Allscripts Electronic Health Record
for Community Physicians

CHICAGO and PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts, the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that Frankford
Hospitals has selected the Canopy(R) care management solution from Allscripts
to help manage and coordinate care for their patients. The agreement with
Frankford Hospitals follows an Aug. 2 announcement that Frankford Health Care
System selected Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management
for 100 non-employed physicians in Frankford’s communities.

Part of the Jefferson Health System, Frankford Hospitals operates three
hospital campuses in the Philadelphia area with 477 total beds — Frankford
Hospital/Frankford, Frankford Hospital/Torresdale, and Frankford
Hospital/Bucks County — as well as three outpatient care sites. All of the
medical center facilities will now use Canopy to streamline their care
management workflow, manage insurance claims, and to monitor each patient’s
length of stay and health status.

“Allscripts will help us ensure that our patients continue to receive
great care from the moment they are admitted to the hospital until after they
are discharged,” said Roy A. Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer,
Frankford Hospitals. “By improving the case management process, Canopy will
help us to deliver on our core mission — providing superior patient care at
lower cost.”

Canopy streamlines and automates utilization, case, discharge and quality
management processes while generating an immediate return on investment by
improving length of stay and revenue recovery. A web-based, Application
Service Provider (ASP) solution, Canopy can be deployed quickly and
efficiently with minimal IT support. Canopy Connect provides seamless, secure
online communications with payers, physicians and others, enabling hospitals
to quickly and easily communicate care management information such as clinical
reviews and post-acute placement requests. The system also enables case
management staff to electronically “task” ancillary services, such as
contracted home health care agencies, to more efficiently coordinate the
discharge of patients.

“We chose Canopy because it makes it easy for clinical staff to focus on
the patient while managing their care across the continuum,” said Jo Ann
McGettigan, Director of Care Management at Frankford Hospitals. “Without
having to rely on paper notes and charts, this will make it much easier for us
to communicate critical information like clinical reviews, post-acute
placement requests and physician referrals. And it will let us electronically
pass along tasks and information as patients move throughout the system, which
will be a huge time saver plus a safer process for patients.”

McGettigan also expects Canopy will deliver significant financial returns
by accelerating payment of insurance claims and reducing the average length of
time patients stay in the hospitals. Studies indicate that when hospitals
fail to closely monitor patient care, they tend to keep patients longer than
necessary. That cuts into revenue for the hospital and potentially hinders
the patient’s recovery.

“We are proud that Frankford Hospitals has selected Allscripts to provide
accurate, real-time information in helping to deliver high quality care while
more effectively managing costs,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer
of Allscripts. “Following Frankford Health Care System’s selection of our
electronic health record and practice management system, this agreement
highlights the interoperability of our suite of products as well as our
commitment, working closely with Frankford, to provide a seamless,
interconnected healthcare experience for patients that also enhances the
quality of patient care.”

Frankford Hospitals will connect Canopy with its other information systems
to provide a real-time feed of the essential patient information needed for
the care management process.

About Frankford Hospitals

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, Pennsylvania. A member 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 (Nasdaq: MDRX) 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

SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager|Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions; or Maria Cerceo Slade, Director Marketing, Public Relations &
Communications of Frankford Hospitals, +1-215-612-4952,


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