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Allscripts Solution to Electronically Manage and Coordinate Patient Referrals
                         for Facilities Across the US

CHICAGO and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
today announced that Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the nation’s largest post-acute
provider, has selected Allscripts Referral Management and Referral Management
Plus to help manage and coordinate patient referrals for Kindred’s 82
long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals and 228 nursing and rehabilitation
centers across the nation.


Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company that through its
subsidiaries operates hospitals, nursing centers and a contract rehabilitation
services business across the United States. Kindred is the nation’s largest
post-acute provider as ranked by revenues. Allscripts will implement its
web-based solutions for all of Kindred’s facilities over the next three

Kindred facilities will use the Allscripts solutions to connect
electronically with caregivers and case managers in thousands of US hospitals,
including several hundred hospitals that use the web-based Allscripts Care
Management solution to manage care and find locations for patients requiring
additional care. Using Allscripts, Kindred’s skilled nursing facilities will
be able to receive and respond instantly to electronic patient referrals from
hospitals. Kindred LTAC hospitals will have the additional capability of
sending electronic patient referrals to the 7,000 post-acute facilities
nationwide that use Allscripts for referral management, enabling Kindred to
quickly find the right facility to take their own discharged patients.

“We expect to receive increasing numbers of electronic referrals from
hospitals, as they seek to speed and streamline that critical process, so it
makes sense to partner with Allscripts, the leader in that space,” said Lane
Bowen, Executive Vice President of Kindred and President of the Health
Services Division. “Allscripts will make it much easier for our skilled
nursing facilities to respond quickly to hospital discharge planners and
improve our bottom line performance by capturing more patients who are
appropriate to our type of care.”

Benjamin Breier, Executive Vice President and President of Kindred’s
Hospital Division, added that Kindred’s LTAC hospitals need solutions that
allow them to manage patient transfers more efficiently and expeditiously than
in the past. “We need volume, we need speed, and we need to gain additional
management insight and perspective into the discharge and referral processes,”
said Breier. “These services are going to become more common and it’s going to
happen sooner rather than later, so we’re better off ahead of the curve with
the leader in the space, Allscripts.”

Allscripts enables post-acute care facilities to track all patient
referrals in a single system. Customers automatically receive and respond to
referrals from hospitals, enter referrals from non-electronic sources, and
collect important marketing information. Allscripts also enables clients to
manage tasks involved in the intake process, generate business letters and
documents, and send referrals to the next appropriate level of care.

“Long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities need
accurate, real-time information to provide the best care possible and more
effectively manage their costs, and our referral management solutions deliver
that while providing caretakers outside the hospital a window into the
treatment their patient’s received,” said Jeff Surges, President of Allscripts
Health Systems Group. “Kindred’s selection of Allscripts will help them
continue to lead the market with the most advanced patient care and business
systems available.”

About Kindred

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. is a healthcare services company, based in
Louisville, Kentucky, with annual revenues of over $4 billion and
approximately 54,300 employees in 40 states. As of September 30, 2008,
Kindred, through its subsidiaries, provided healthcare services in 658
locations, including 82 long-term acute care hospitals, 228 skilled nursing
centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, Peoplefirst
rehabilitation services, which served 348 non-affiliated facilities. Kindred’s
mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce
value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and
shareholder we serve. For more information, go to

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health
of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning solutions
include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle
management, practice management, document management, medication services,
hospital care management, emergency department information systems and
homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of AllscriptsMisys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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developments, the Company’s future performance, as well as management’s
expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to
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These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
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Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are: the
volume and timing of systems sales and installations; length of sales cycles
and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve
or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new
product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional
activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships;
undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; compliance
with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in
laws or regulations in the healthcare industry; possible regulation of the
Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility
of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our
growth and integrate acquisitions; the ability to recognize the benefits of
the merger with Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC (“MHS”); the integration of MHS
with the Company and the possible disruption of current plans and operations
as a result thereof; maintaining our intellectual property rights and
litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to third-
party suppliers; our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-
party licensed technology; breach of our security by third parties; and the
risk factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2007 Annual Report on Form
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update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

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CO:  Allscripts; Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
ST:  Illinois, Kentucky

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