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2005–Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced that University
Physicians Healthcare has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic
Health Record (EHR) for 260 of the 350 University Physicians
Healthcare physicians, in a contract estimated at approximately $3
million. The Allscripts solution will provide physicians instant
access to their patients’ medical information anywhere at anytime.

For the past two years, University Physicians Healthcare (UPH) has
been studying the use of EHRs in academic medical groups. The
experience of Allscripts in this environment was a key factor in UPH’s
selection of Allscripts. Additionally, the implementation of
TouchWorks will provide UPH the ability to expand. For almost
20-years, UPH has shown continuous growth, with physicians who
practice at the University of Arizona in addition to multiple
community-based clinics.

“Last June, University Physicians Healthcare purchased a local
hospital that increased our patient base by 25 percent,” said Norm
Botsford, President and Chief Executive Officer of University
Physicians Healthcare. “We anticipate that number to climb, so we made
the decision to implement an electronic health record that would allow
our physicians to share patient charts across clinic locations and
with our hospitals. TouchWorks is clearly a proven solution for
academic medical groups. It addresses the complex needs of our
organization and provides UPH the ability to completely eliminate the
paper chart and deliver more efficient and higher quality care to the
200,000 patients we serve on an annual basis.”

As the largest physician group in Arizona, UPH required a solution
that works seamlessly across multiple locations. The web-based
TouchWorks EHR will connect UPH physicians with each other as well as
with outside laboratories and pharmacies, allowing physicians to
electronically order and view lab tests and send prescriptions.

“University Physicians Healthcare is not only the largest
physician group in Arizona, but one of the fastest growing, which
makes physician connectivity a mission critical requirement,” said
Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “TouchWorks
allows UPH to connect physicians from multiple locations, and bridge
the gap between hospital information and the ambulatory world.”

UPH will integrate TouchWorks with its existing Flowcast(TM)
revenue cycle management solution from IDX Systems Corporation. The
integration of TouchWorks and Flowcast will directly link clinical and
financial activities and drive operational improvements and is backed
by a 10-year strategic relationship between IDX and Allscripts.

About University Physicians Healthcare

University Physicians Healthcare is a non-profit corporation
created in 1985 as the medical practice of the physicians of the
University of Arizona College of Medicine. Together, UPH, the
University of Arizona, UPH Hospital at Kino Campus and University
Medical Center combine to care for patients, educate medical students,
train young physicians and conduct clinical research. With over 350
physicians and 1,250 staff, UPH is Arizona’s largest physicians group.

About Allscripts

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions 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 TouchWorks Electronic Health Record
(EHR), 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 medication fulfillment services through its
Medication Services Group. 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 management’s 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 Contact:
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1317
             University Physicians Healthcare Contact:
             Norm Botsford, 520-741-6915

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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