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 Auto Paging and Remote Access Features Connect Caregivers Inside and Outside
                     the Hospital to Critical Information

CHICAGO, Ill. and TEANECK, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare, today announced that Holy Name Hospital has selected the
HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to automate
operations and improve access to patient information for its more than 42,000
annual Emergency Department visits.

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Holy Name is a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center that has
been rated among the nation’s top five percent of hospitals for three years
straight by HealthGrades. It is the first hospital in the nation to receive
three JD Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Awards, for inpatient,
outpatient and emergency service excellence. HealthMatics ED
( will streamline processes for the hospital’s
entire Emergency Department, including patient tracking and triage, nurse and
physician charting, reporting and disposition.

“Allscripts will support Holy Name’s long-term goal of enhancing patient
safety and satisfaction,” said Richard Schwab, M.D., FACEP, Medical Director
of Holy Name’s Emergency Department, where physicians had been using a
cumbersome dictation system to document patient visits. “HealthMatics ED
provides the best of both worlds with very fine documentation, excellent
patient tracking, and most important of all, excellent support from a company
with many live implementations.”

To enhance patient safety, HealthMatics ED connects caregivers inside and
outside the hospital to critical information. Holy Name will take advantage of
the solution’s auto paging functionality, which automatically alerts
caregivers to significant clinical events such as returned abnormal lab
results. Other system features include remote chart access for community
caregivers and hospital staff, so they can securely access an ED patient’s
chart via the hospital’s Web HIS physician portal. Physicians outside the
hospital can then see what medications and treatments their patients received
in the Emergency Department.

Holy Name selected Allscripts after evaluating EDIS vendors for more than
four years. The hospital chose HealthMatics not only for its industry-leading
connectivity but for its comprehensive functionality, ease of customization,
and proven success at the nation’s leading hospitals, where the Allscripts
solution handles millions of Emergency Department visits each year.

“We scrutinized our selection and Allscripts became our top choice because
it not only has more successful implementations than any other company but
HealthMatics ED is so easy to customize,” said Donna Stringer, Clinical
Coordinator of Holy Name’s Emergency Department, which is in the midst of a
$25 million expansion. “Our doctors spent years customizing our old patient
discharge system to fit their workflow, and HealthMatics was the only EDIS we
found that would very easily transfer those processes and let us further
customize the system on our own.”

Holy Name will connect HealthMatics ED with its existing inpatient health
information system, enabling full interoperability of all clinical and
financial information across the hospital.

“The Emergency Department is mission critical and caregivers inside and
outside the ED need instant access to the right information to provide safe,
efficient care,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.
“We’re proud that Holy Name Hospital has chosen Allscripts to provide
patients the best possible care.”

About Holy Name Hospital

Founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Holy Name Hospital
is a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center that serves more than
26,000 inpatients, 42,000 Emergency Department patients and 18,000 outpatient
clinic and ambulatory surgery patients annually, with more than 400 board-
certified physicians on the medical staff. Holy Name Hospital is affiliated
with the New York-Presbyterian Health System and is an academic affiliate of
the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The hospital is
the first in the nation to receive three JD Power and Associates Distinguished
Hospital Awards for Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Service Excellence.
Visit Holy Name Hospital on the Web at

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning software applications
include electronic health record, practice management, e-prescribing, document
imaging, emergency department and care management solutions. Additionally,
Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for
physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and
medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services Group. 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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CO:  Allscripts; Holy Name Hospital
ST:  Illinois, New Jersey

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