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(Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity
and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare,
announced today that Jefferson University Physicians (JUP), part of
Thomas Jefferson University, will implement the TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record (EHR) to connect and provide clinical
automation for 480 physicians and 700 residents. Allscripts indicated
the contract is the largest it has signed, with a value in excess of
$5.5 million.

The Allscripts EHR solution will enable JUP physicians to have
instant access to clinical records from any of the group’s 75 practice
locations, the hospital or remotely, and provide a seamless connection
to the other administrative and clinical systems in use by Jefferson.

“Our partnership with Allscripts improves our ability to create a
premier, patient-focused, integrated physician practice, while
enhancing our tradition as a distinguished academic medical center,”
said Robert Barchi, MD, PhD, President of Thomas Jefferson University
and Chair of the JUP Board. “It is essential that we provide our
residents and fellows access to leading technology and the electronic
health record has emerged as a mission critical tool for 21st century
medicine. It was clear that Allscripts is the ‘solution of choice’ to
align our integrated practice with an integrated clinical information
system. Additionally, their level of expertise and experience in
interfacing with IDX applications is impressive.”

JUP conducted an extensive two-year evaluation of electronic
health record vendors and ultimately selected Allscripts for its
industry leadership and its track record of successful electronic
health record deployments at many of the nation’s most prestigious
academic medical centers. Additionally, Allscripts will provide
standardized interoperability with the physician group’s existing
IDX(R) Flowcast(TM) practice management system, and Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital’s (TJUH) acute care clinical information system.
Allscripts and IDX, now a part of GE Healthcare, share a strategic
relationship that will directly link clinical and financial
information systems to support process redesign and operational
enhancements at JUP.

“Allscripts has a proven track record with physician practice,
multi-center deployments,” said Bruce Metz, Thomas Jefferson
University’s Chief Information Officer. “The fact that the application
is web-based was important as our physicians will be able to access
patient information securely anywhere at anytime. The implementation
of the EHR will also improve JUP’s position to provide quality care
while ensuring a state of the art environment for patient care and
resident and student education.”

With the Allscripts EHR solution, JUP physicians will have the
ability to automate many of their daily clinical tasks, such as
prescribing medications, ordering lab tests, viewing test results,
making referrals electronically and documenting clinical encounters.

“Our physicians are poised to begin implementation of these
systems immediately,” commented Thomas Nasca, MD, Dean of Jefferson
Medical College and JUP President. “This will be a significant step
forward not only for JUP and our physicians, but especially for the
patients we serve.”

“Jefferson University Physicians is a world-class organization and
we are excited to partner with them as they continue to lead the
transformation of the delivery of healthcare in the Philadelphia
area,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “With
their outstanding reputation as an organization and level of
commitment to this project, there is no question that JUP will quickly
become one of the premier EHR reference sites on the East Coast.”

About Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital

As a division of Thomas Jefferson University, JUP is a
480-physician clinical enterprise charged with the responsibility of
delivering superb patient care in conjunction with its partner TJUH
while supporting the academic and research mission of the University.
The multi-specialty group provides a full range of clinical services
from primary to quartinary care to the greater Philadelphia and mid
Atlantic region. JUP doctors develop and use the newest techniques and
latest technology. In applying these advances in diagnosis and
treatment, JUP and TJUH have been consistently recognized nationally
as a premier clinical care delivery team, with many specialties ranked
among the top in the nation by US News and World Report.

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 clinical software applications include
Electronic Health Record, e-prescribing and document imaging
solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product
education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medical 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 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 2004 Annual Report on Form
10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
             Jefferson University Physicians
             Carmhiel Brown, 215-955-6300

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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