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        Florida Hospital System to Automate and Connect 80 Physicians

CHICAGO and STUART, Fla., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts,
the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information
solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that
Martin Memorial Health Systems (MMHS) has selected the Allscripts Electronic
Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management (PM) solution to automate clinical
and financial operations for its employed physician group. The Allscripts
solution also will connect the physicians with MMHS’s inpatient information
systems, providing electronic access to the records of their hospitalized


Martin Memorial is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare
organization comprised of two hospitals with 344 total beds, three MediCenters
and numerous clinics staffed by nearly 400 affiliated physicians along
Florida’s Treasure Coast region. Allscripts will be deployed for the 80
providers of Martin Memorial Medical Group, the system’s employed physician
group, with 23 practices in Hobe Sound, Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach and
Port St. Lucie.

“We are always looking for innovative, new ways to provide outstanding
care for our patients,” said Richmond Harman, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Martin Memorial. The electronic health record will help our
physicians and clinical staff provide that care by giving them patient
information in real time, while eliminating the potential for communication

MMHS’s selection of Allscripts followed an exhaustive evaluation of
Electronic Health Record and Practice Management vendors. Martin Memorial
already utilizes the Allscripts Care Management solution in its hospitals to
automate and streamline the process of safely discharging patients and
connecting with post-acute and home-care providers — cutting length of stay
while increasing throughput, reimbursement and staff efficiency.

“Martin Memorial Health Systems is leading the trend of hospitals
supplying their physicians with real-time information and connectivity to
deliver a seamless, high quality patient experience,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We are especially proud that Martin Memorial
is taking advantage of our ability to connect the entire community of care,
including discharge management — the important ‘door out’ of the hospital —
and the extended care providers to whom they refer patients.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record automates everyday clinical tasks
such as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests,
and documenting patient care. The web-based solution delivers instant access
to patient information anywhere at anytime, whether providers are in the
clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home. The solution also provides Martin
Memorial physicians with robust tools for documentation and orders, preloaded
connections to a wide range of medical devices, and seamless support for
pay-for-performance and quality initiatives.

Allscripts Practice Management combines sophisticated scheduling and
Revenue Cycle Management tools to help physician practices become more
productive while improving service to patients. Important features include
advanced billing and reconciliation, referral and eligibility indicators, and
automated patient appointment reminders.

About Martin Memorial Health Systems

Martin Memorial Health Systems is a not-for-profit, community-based
healthcare organization that offers a continuum of care including
preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac
care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 2,900 Associates
and more than 400 affiliated physicians operate 12 different locations serving
Martin and St. Lucie counties, Florida. Martin Memorial Medical Center and
Martin Memorial Hospital South are four-time national winners of the Top 100
Hospitals recognition, and the entire health system is a five-time winner of
the Top 100 Integrated Health System recognition from Verispan, a national
research firm. To learn more, 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 unique solutions inform, connect and transform
healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000
physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics,
hospitals and extended care facilities nationwide utilize Allscripts to
automate everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient
care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients, as
well as to connect with key information and stakeholders in the healthcare
system. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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