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Five Los Angeles-Area Medical Groups Merge to Provide Cost-Effective, Quality
                     Healthcare and Enhanced Connectivity

CHICAGO and GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that Lakeside Systems, Inc. (LSI) has selected Allscripts as their
Electronic Health Record provider, initially for 100 physicians across
Southern California.


LSI is a comprehensive healthcare organization that, through its
affiliated medical groups, provides healthcare to approximately 250,000
patients in the North Los Angeles and Ventura County region. LSI was recently
formed from the combination of Community Medical Group, Progressive Health
Systems, Lakeside Healthcare, Lakeside Medical Group, and Lakeside Medical
Associates. The combined organization is now one of the largest physician
organizations in California with both an integrated multispecialty group and
an independent practice association (IPA). With a commitment to providing
quality healthcare, the LSI member organizations merged, in part, to leverage
their size in offering the Electronic Health Record from Allscripts to their

“Both independent physicians and those in group medical practices need the
latest technology to provide cost-effective, high quality healthcare, and
Allscripts delivers that for our physicians and their patients,” said
Francesco Federico, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of LSI. “With the merger of
our organizations, Lakeside Systems now has the leverage to bring the
electronic health record to the community to fulfill our vision of a fully
integrated healthcare delivery system that provides high quality, affordable
patient care.”

The Electronic Health Record from Allscripts automates everyday clinical
tasks such as prescribing medications, ordering and viewing laboratory tests,
and documenting patient care. The web-based solution will connect physicians
and other healthcare providers across the LSI network to laboratories,
pharmacies, insurers and other providers, while delivering secure, immediate
access to patient information anywhere and at any time. Important features of
the Electronic Health Record include robust tools for documentation and
orders, seamless support for pay-for-performance initiatives, clinical trials
integration, and plug-and-play connectivity to more than 100 medical devices
through the Universal Application Integrator(TM). Allscripts also provides
1,200 ready-to-use CareGuide templates with best practice guidelines, and
automated health management plans customized for each patient.

To connect providers to patients, LSI will implement iHealth from
Allscripts, providing patients with a secure, online Personal Health Record
and patient-provider communications. And the Electronic Health Record will be
integrated with the organization’s existing Centricity Business (formally
IDX(R) Flowcast(R)) practice management system, linking LSI’s clinical and
financial functions for enhanced productivity and patient service.

“We’re excited to partner with Lakeside Systems to deliver on their vision
of creating an interconnected healthcare experience for their patients in
Southern California,” said Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman.
“To compete in today’s healthcare environment, physicians need to deliver high
quality patient care cost-effectively. The only way to make that happen is
using an Electronic Health Record that delivers information when and where
it’s needed most — at the point of care — and that provides connectivity to
pharmacies, labs, payers and most important, patients, through our iHealth
service. It’s exciting to be a part of the future of healthcare.”

Lakeside Systems Inc. selected Allscripts for the company’s stability, its
strong reputation for client support, and its ability to deliver reliable,
interoperable, high-performance clinical and financial solutions.

“We’ve been looking at electronic health records for years, and we
selected Allscripts because it is a mature product that’s very physician
friendly, so we feel our physicians will have no problem accepting it,” said
Marvin Kanter, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Healthcare
Systems, now part of LSI. “This will improve quality by enabling our
physicians to practice state of the art medicine following evidence-based
guidelines, and also by dramatically reducing errors.”

About Lakeside Systems, Inc.

Lakeside Systems, Inc. (LSI) is a comprehensive healthcare organization
that, through its affiliated medical groups and IPAs, provides care to
approximately 250,000 patients in the Southern California region. In addition
to its own affiliated medical groups and IPAs, the LSI management services
organization provides management services to four other IPAs that provide care
to about 100,000 patients. LSI now ranks as one of the largest physician
organizations in California.

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

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