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           Support Regional Physicians and Fund Innovative IT Tools

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts, the leading
provider of clinical software and information solutions that physicians use to
improve healthcare, announced today that it will offer qualified medical staff
members of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif.
preferred pricing on the company’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice
Management (PM) solutions.


Hoag Hospital, in its commitment to enable excellent quality care and
services, is leveraging the recent Stark and Anti-kickback reforms to assist
Orange County physicians in the adoption of Electronic Health Records in their
private practices. Hoag believes it is important to promote open,
interconnected, interoperable Electronic Health Record applications that help
improve the quality of patient care and efficiency in the delivery of health
care to patients. To facilitate this, Hoag has signed an agreement with
Allscripts to subsidize its EHR-PM solutions for independent members of its
medical staff, a major step in the hospital’s community-wide initiative to
electronically link hospital services, physicians and other healthcare
providers to offer truly integrated patient care.

“The leading hospitals across the country are increasingly coming to the
conclusion that connectivity with the physicians who practice in their
communities and refer the bulk of their patients is critical to delivering
higher quality patient care and also to a strong business model,” said
Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “The cornerstone of the
community model is immediate access to patient information, anytime and
anywhere, and we are proud that Hoag Hospital, a national leader in quality
patient care, has selected Allscripts to help deliver on that vision.”

Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management for small and
medium-sized physician practices are easy-to-deploy, physician-centric
solutions that improve the delivery of safe, cost-effective, high-quality care
by automating common tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications,
ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. Allscripts combines the
power of an integrated Electronic Health Record and Practice Management
solution to provide one full-circle, seamless patient information management
source. Built on a single intelligent platform, the Allscripts solution will
link business and clinical operations of each practice, and provide caregivers
instant and secure access to the complete patient record.

Hoag staff physicians who select Allscripts will access the Electronic
Health Record and Practice Management solutions over the Internet via
Application Service Provider (ASP) hosting and support. The ASP model
provides a simple, affordable means of delivering vital patient information to
caregivers without the upfront costs of purchasing new equipment to host the
solution themselves. Because the ASP model also speeds deployment, it is
becoming an increasingly important option for mid-size and independent

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 498-bed, not-for-profit, acute
care hospital with more than 1,000 physicians on staff. Fully accredited by
The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Hoag offers a comprehensive mix of health
care services, including Centers of Excellence in cancer, heart and vascular,
orthopedics and women’s health services. A National Research Corporation
Consumer Choice Award endorses Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital
based on overall quality of health care services and places Hoag in the top
five percent of hospitals nationwide.

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 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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CO:  Allscripts; Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
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