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Renowned Medical Group to Connect Physicians in Two Hospitals and
Community-Based Practices Across the Boston Area

CHICAGO and BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that Lahey Clinic has selected the company as its Electronic Health
Record provider for more than 500 community-based physicians. The agreement is
the latest example of Allscripts leadership in serving the nation’s top
academic medical centers.

Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned
for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge
research. Founded in 1923 as the first multi-specialty physician group in the
nation, Lahey Clinic today is one of the largest multi-specialty group
practices in New England. Last year, Lahey Clinic surgeons performed 19,000
surgeries and its two Emergency Departments received more than 54,000 patient
visits. Lahey Clinic’s physicians, along with more than 4,000 nurses,
therapists and other staff, support a multidisciplinary approach that allows
patients access to the best available care in virtually every medical

“We are pleased to be working with Allscripts in this major step forward
to creating electronic medical records here at Lahey Clinic,” said Peter K.
Dempsey, M.D., Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Lahey Clinic,
who led the group’s EHR selection committee. “We look forward to deploying the
system within the next 12 months. Until then we will be working with our
physicians, nurses, colleagues, and with Allscripts, to help design and
implement this ambitious and exciting project.”

The web-based Electronic Health Record from Allscripts will automate
everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing medications and documenting
patient visits, while electronically connecting physicians, nurses, 130
resident physicians-in-training, and support staff. The Electronic Health
Record delivers patient information anywhere at anytime and provides robust
tools for documentation and orders. Additionally, the Electronic Health Record
includes preloaded connections to a wide range of medical devices, seamless
support for pay-for-performance and quality initiatives, and one of the most
advanced clinical research support systems in the industry.

Lahey Clinic also will implement Allscripts Analytics, an advanced
research and measurement tool within the EHR that enables users to easily
query the system’s relational database of patient records to review key
clinical performance indicators. By generating reports from multiple
applications throughout the enterprise, Analytics can be used to enhance a
variety of business and research functions including pay-for-performance
measures, clinical findings, care planning statistics, health maintenance,
population disease management and clinical trials recruitment.

“Lahey Clinic’s physicians are known internationally for their commitment
to clinical excellence and research, and we are extremely proud that they have
selected Allscripts as their electronic health information partner,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We’re especially excited that
Lahey’s physicians will be using our system to enhance their ability to make
important breakthroughs in clinical research, which fits directly with our
vision of software, information and connectivity as a way to provide better

Allscripts will interface the Electronic Health Record with inpatient
clinical information systems across the Lahey Clinic network, including the
317-bed hospital at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., which is
a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, and the 10-bed
hospital at Lahey Clinic Medical Center, North Shore, in Peabody, Mass. The
interface between Allscripts and the inpatient systems will enable physicians
and staff at any Lahey Clinic location to access each patient’s medication
history, problems list, allergies, hospital notes, and other key clinical

Allscripts also will connect the Electronic Health Record with the
practice management system used by Lahey Clinic’s physicians. Linking the
clinical and financial information systems will help Lahey Clinic’s physicians
and practice administrators to streamline billing and insurance reimbursement

About Lahey Clinic

Lahey Clinic, a physician-led, nonprofit group practice, is world-renowned
for innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment, and leading-edge
research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the
Clinic provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and
subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney
and liver transplantation. Lahey Clinic is one of only 33 U.S. adult-care
hospitals named to the Leapfrog Top Hospitals list, a national rating system
that provides an up-to-the-minute assessment of a hospital’s quality and
safety. For more information 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 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

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager of Public
Relations, +1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts


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