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CHICAGO & OWINGS MILLS, Md., May 17, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced Chesapeake
Urology Associates has selected HealthMatics(R) Office to automate its
clinical and financial operations across six Chesapeake Bay counties.
The integrated Electronic Health Record and Practice Management System
from Allscripts A4 Health Systems subsidiary, will enable the clinical
and administrative sides of the practice to work hand-in-hand for
better communication and improved accuracy.

Chesapeake Urology Associates, the largest urology practice in
Maryland, recently merged with two other Maryland urology groups,
adding 24 physicians for a total of 38. Given its rapid expansion, the
practice required an electronic system to connect and leverage
efficiencies across its 22 locations. Allscripts HealthMatics Office
is built on a single intelligent platform and features robust clinical
tools such as health maintenance, decision support, medical necessity
checking and electronic prescribing.

“It is very challenging for physician groups to lower their
overhead costs and increase reimbursement, but the combined Electronic
Health Record and practice management system will accomplish both
goals while also enhancing patient care,” said Sanford Siegel, MD,
president and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Urology
Associates. “The Allscripts EHR, which we have used for two years, has
already made a critical contribution to the success of our practice
and, as we expand, the combination of the two systems will provide
improved service for the more than 100,000 patients we see each year.”

Prior to the merger, Chesapeake’s original 14 physicians used
HealthMatics for their medical records but not the other component of
Office — Allscripts Ntierprise(R) Practice Management System. Chief
Operations Officer Rosemary Law said the results they experienced
using HealthMatics gave them the confidence to expand it to all of the
locations, and add Ntierprise practice management components.

“The Electronic Health Record has been a huge process improvement
for office workflow and for patient care,” said Law. “With the
efficiencies from the system, we’ve been able to achieve measurable
reductions in overhead costs such as medical records staff,
transcription and postage, and most importantly to more accurately
code for the services provided. We are really looking forward to the
integration of the Electronic Health Record with Ntierprise and our
continuing partnership with Allscripts.”

Law said Chesapeake Urology Associates selected the Allscripts
solution because it was the most user friendly of the many systems
they examined. In addition, she commented that the company’s customer
support for HealthMatics has been “outstanding.”

“The best endorsement of our product comes not when a practice
first purchases the software, but rather when they expand with us
given measurable increases in quality, cost reductions and
satisfaction with our responsiveness to their needs,” said Allscripts
Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman. “We will continue to support our
HealthMatics solutions so that physicians at first-class specialty
providers like Chesapeake Urology will have the tools they need to
deliver higher quality and more cost effective care to their patients.
We’re especially proud to be associated with Chesapeake Urology.”

About Chesapeake Urology Associates

Chesapeake Urology Associates, P.A. is the largest urology
practice in Maryland with more than 30 of the mid-Atlantic region’s
top urologists. They have locations in six counties and Baltimore
City. Chesapeake Urology physicians, together with the assistance of
our specially trained nurses, technicians and highly dedicated patient
care staff, are committed to providing adult and pediatric patients
with outstanding urologic care.

About Allscripts

Allscripts 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 software applications include electronic health
record, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department and care management 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. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web

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 2005
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE: Allscripts

Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
Chesapeake Urology Associates
Rosemary Law, 443-738-8107
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