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CHICAGO and HUTCHINSON, Kan., May 8, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — – Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that Hutchinson Clinic will deploy the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health
Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution to automate and connect
clinical and administrative processes for its 65 physicians.

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Hutchinson Clinic is a multi-specialty group practice with its main campus
in Hutchinson and satellite clinics serving small towns across a 100-mile
swath of rural Central Kansas. When the Clinic decided recently to replace its
outdated practice management system, it used the opportunity to automate the
clinical side of the practice as well.

“When you operate across a huge territory like ours, you have to make sure
that the current patient record is available at all times to every provider,
and that’s not possible without an Electronic Health Record,” said Les
Zimmerman, Hutchinson Clinic’s Chief Executive Officer. “Allscripts is the
answer, for both the clinic and the back office.”

TouchWorks will enable Hutchinson’s physicians to instantly access patient
information when and where they need it — in the main campus or satellite
offices, at the hospital or while on-call at home. The web-based solution
speeds and automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling
medications, ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. Additionally,
TouchWorks combines sophisticated scheduling and financial management tools in
a single package and incorporates advanced functionality such as rule-based
appointment scheduling, multi-resource and recurring appointment features,
referral and eligibility indicators, and appointment and claims management.
The combined EHR-PM solution is built on a single intelligent platform with
Microsoft SQL Server technology to meet the clinical and administrative needs
of medical groups across the country.

“We wanted a combined system that would make us more efficient across the
business, that was intuitive and powerful enough to easily handle our volume
of patients, and Allscripts was the clear choice,” said Hutchinson Clinic
President James Ruhlmann, MD. “What also sold us was the company’s track
record on implementations, where they have a stellar reputation for making
sure that clients get up on the system without a drop-off in production.”

Hutchinson Clinic plans to offer the Allscripts solution to smaller
physician groups in Central Kansas via a Medical Service Organization (MSO)
model, said Zimmerman. The Clinic would host the solution and offer technical
support to the smaller groups in return for a monthly or annual fee.

“We are proud to have been selected by one of the nation’s leading rural
practices to transform their business,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts. “With our solutions in place, Hutchinson Clinic will
no longer have to shuffle paper charts between distant clinics and struggle to
keep critical information up to date because their physicians will have it
instantly available at all times.”

About Hutchinson Clinic

Founded in 1959, the Hutchinson Clinic is a team of 65 physicians and more
than 700 healthcare professionals that have pooled their resources to provide
the highest possible standard of comprehensive medical and surgical care.
Representing every major specialty of medicine, the Clinic serves a population
of 150,000 spread across a 100-mile area of Central Kansas. For more
information, visit the Hutchinson Clinic 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 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

Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or, Todd Stein, Public Relations Director,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts; or Les Zimmerman,
Chief Executive Officer of Hutchinson Clinic, +1-620-669-2626,
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