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  Hospital-Owned South Florida Physician Group to Create Integrated Clinical

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Direct from the HIMSS
2008 Conference and Exhibition, Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to
improve healthcare, today announced that Holy Cross Hospital has selected the
Allscripts Electronic Health Record to inform and connect its 85 Medical Group
physicians in 28 South Florida offices.

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The Allscripts solution will automate everyday clinical tasks for Holy
Cross’s physicians, while electronically connecting the group to South
Florida’s premier healthcare provider, Holy Cross Hospital, a 571-bed, non-
profit Catholic hospital. Holy Cross Medical Group is a fully-owned subsidiary
of Holy Cross Hospital. Holy Cross’s multi-specialty physicians will use
Allscripts to access real-time test results and other clinical data on their
patients in Holy Cross Hospital by integrating with the hospital’s Meditech
inpatient system.

“This initiative with Allscripts will reinforce our ‘One Patient – One
Chart’ philosophy for our medical group and our patients. We feel certain we
can deliver higher quality and safer care to our patients,” said Patrick
Taylor, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Holy Cross

The Electronic Health Record delivers instant access to patient
information anywhere at anytime, whether providers are in the clinic, at the
hospital, or on-call at home. The solution provides physicians with robust
tools for documentation and orders, preloaded connections to a wide range of
medical devices, and seamless support for pay-for-performance and quality
initiatives. To support high quality patient care, Allscripts also provides
ready-to-use templates that deliver best practice guidelines for more than
1,200 different clinical situations and automated health management plans that
are customized for each patient.

“Large healthcare organizations can’t afford to rely on paper as the
primary means of storing and transmitting clinical information when most
patients are seen in both the hospital and outpatient settings,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “By implementing our
Electronic Health Record, Holy Cross Medical Group is providing their
physicians with the information they need and taking the next step in
healthcare quality and patient safety.”

Holy Cross selected Allscripts after an exhaustive review of the leading
electronic health records involving numerous site visits. “We believe
Allscripts is a strong company that has the technology, and the will to
support our continued growth,” said Cristina Mata, MD, Assistant Medical
Director. “After speaking with Allscripts client physicians and comparing the
technology, we believe this is the leading-edge electronic health record with
very strong support, and the most user friendly system you can find.”

About Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is a full-service, non-profit
Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, and a member of Catholic
Health East. Holy Cross is ranked as: one of America’s Best Hospitals by US
News & World Report — 2004 & 2005, “America’s 50 Best Hospitals — 2007” by
HealthGrades and has received the HealthGrades “Distinguished Hospital for
Clinical Excellence Award” 2003-2008, placing the institution among the “Top
5% nationally”. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 571-bed hospital has
offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare
needs of Broward County. The name Holy Cross is synonymous with medical
excellence and highly personalized care. Holy Cross takes pride in the ability
to combine quality medical care and advanced technology with sincere human
compassion and understanding. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint
Commission and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence
unsurpassed in the community. To learn more about Holy Cross, 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 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 and
hospitals nationwide utilize Allscripts to automate and connect everyday tasks
such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and
scheduling, and safely discharging patients. To learn more, visit Allscripts

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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