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CHICAGO and HONOLULU, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts, the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that TeamPraxis, a
physician management services organization that provides technology and
support services to more than 1,000 physicians in Hawaii, has purchased a
statewide license for the Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR). The
agreement enables TeamPraxis to provide the Allscripts solution to physicians
across Hawaii.


“Most of us can’t imagine going to the bank or having our financial
records kept on paper, so why should we accept having our medical records on
paper?” asked Creighton Arita, President and Chief Executive Officer of
TeamPraxis. “Our partnership with Allscripts helps us fulfill our vision of
serving and empowering Hawaii’s physicians with real-time information at the
point of care, helping to curb rising costs and to improve the quality of
patient care.”

Over the last few years, Allscripts and TeamPraxis have worked together
with the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), the state’s largest health
insurer, to provide electronic prescribing to more than 700 Hawaii physicians
who are now well positioned to migrate to the full electronic health record.
HMSA recently announced that it would provide $20 million in grants for
physicians to acquire electronic health records. Under the initiative,
1,000 Hawaii physicians will each be eligible to receive up to $20,000 towards
a new EHR.

Scott Miscovich, M.D., a family physician from Kaneohe, Hawaii, who has
been using the Allscripts Electronic Health Record supported by TeamPraxis for
more than two years, said the solution has “brought a full paradigm shift in
the way we practice medicine. Nothing in my career has had such a profound
positive influence on the way I care for patients as the electronic health

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “TeamPraxis has
been an ideal partner for Allscripts in Hawaii. They add an understanding of
the local market, a solid implementation and deployment expertise, and deliver
outstanding value to medical practices by managing the technology end of our
Electronic Health Record so that physicians can focus on what they do
best — caring for patients.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record replaces paper recordkeeping by
automating everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing medications, ordering
and viewing laboratory tests, and documenting patient care. The solution also
connects physicians and caregivers to laboratories, pharmacies, insurers and
other key healthcare stakeholders, while delivering secure, immediate access
to patient information at the point of care — whether in the office, at the
hospital or remotely.

Through improved clinical documentation and just-in-time information,
Allscripts helps to curb the rising cost of healthcare. By 2017, health care
spending is expected to nearly double from 2007’s projected level, reaching
$4.3 trillion and consuming 19.5 percent of the gross domestic product,
according to analysts at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“Our relationship with TeamPraxis provides Hawaii’s physicians with access
to the right information at the right time, and allows physicians to deliver
better patient care in an affordable, paper-free way,” said Mr. Tullman.
“That’s what’s needed in healthcare and TeamPraxis delivers.”

About TeamPraxis

TeamPraxis is Hawaii’s premier physician management services organization
(MSO), providing affordable, scalable clinical technology solutions and
support services to independent physicians. Founded in 1992, TeamPraxis
currently has a staff of more than 140 full time professionals and serves more
than 1,000 physicians throughout the State of Hawaii. TeamPraxis builds
technology solutions anchored by a powerful information platform,
state-of-the-art hardware and world class facilities. For more information,

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 unique solutions inform, connect and transform
healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than
40,000 physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics,
hospitals and extended care facilities nationwide utilize Allscripts to
automate everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient
care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients, as
well as to connect with key information and stakeholders in the healthcare
system. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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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