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CHICAGO and LAKE WORTH, Fla., Jan 07, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Allscripts
announced today that Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches (MSPB) has
selected the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record (EHR) to automate
and connect their 85 physicians.


MSPB is a medical group providing both primary care and specialty care in
33 offices across Palm Beach County, including two full-service diagnostic
imaging centers that also offer radiation therapy and physical therapy.

“We wanted an electronic health record that would deliver the efficiencies
and cost savings we’ve come to expect from the technology, but that would also
enable us to go to managed care providers and say, ‘we now have the tools and
information to help you better manage the quality of care patients receive,'”
said Manny Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of MSPB. “Allscripts will let us
do that by integrating patient information from our different settings so our
providers at any point in our organization will know what care a patient
needs, and how to keep them well.”

Allscripts Enterprise automates everyday clinical tasks and connects
physicians to critical information from other healthcare stakeholders
including labs, pharmacies, payers and patients. The Electronic Health Record
delivers instant access to critical information at the point of care, whether
providers are in the clinic, at the hospital or on-call at home. By
automatically tracking key patient metrics, the web-based solution enhances
the way individual physicians practice medicine and enables more effective
disease management, health maintenance, and care planning.

Allscripts Enterprise was rated the No. 1 Electronic Health Record in the
mid-size physician market by the prestigious research group KLAS, the
“Consumer Reports” of healthcare, in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards:
Software & Professional Services report.

MSPB selected Allscripts following a comprehensive review of multiple
vendors. The group has used the Misys Tiger(R) practice management solution
since 2001 and wanted an Electronic Health Record that would integrate
seamlessly with the administrative billing and scheduling system.

“When Misys and Allscripts merged, we immediately included the Allscripts
EHR in a pitched battle to find the best product based on performance metrics
and review by our physicians,” said Fernandez. “Allscripts came out on top
not only because our physicians considered it to be the best product but also
because of the company’s size and stability. Given the consolidation going on,
and the investment of our time and energy in training our physicians, we
wanted to know that the company we picked would be around for the long term.
It was also important for us, especially given the uncertainty in the economy,
not to change out our existing practice management system, which has performed
well for us over the years, but we needed the assurance that our electronic
health record would work in an integrated fashion with what we have.
Allscripts was a perfect solution for us.”

Along with the Electronic Health Record, MSPB will implement the
Allscripts Clinical Quality Solution (CQS), which automates the quality
reporting requirements of “pay-for-performance” programs and provides
additional real-time clinical decision support information to improve the
quality of patient care. Government and private pay-for-performance programs
aim to lower the overall cost of healthcare by providing financial bonuses to
physicians who deliver high quality care.

The CQS Physician Dashboard draws on lab results, recent treatments and
other information to provide a snapshot view of a patient’s health status
while they’re in the office. Unlike quality reports that come after the fact,
this actionable information enables physicians to immediately take proactive
steps such as scheduling follow-up appointments or lab tests for at-risk

“The selection of Allscripts by Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches
confirms a key consideration of the merger – that existing Misys practice
management users, including over 110,000 physicians nationally, would purchase
our Electronic Health Records and overlay them on the solid practice
management systems they already have,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts. “It’s also a pleasure to find a group of physicians so
committed to their patients and using the EHR not only to improve efficiency,
but quality. Using our Clinical Quality Solution, I’m confident that Medical
Specialists will be able to demonstrate to their managed care contractors that
they are good stewards of their patients’ long-term health and wellness, with
the ability to improve quality while keeping costs under control.”

About Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches

With a network of over 75 of the area’s top physicians, Medical
Specialists of the Palm Beaches is the comprehensive source for medical
services across the county. Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches has 30
offices throughout Palm Beach County providing patients with a full range of
medical and diagnostic services. From primary care physicians to specialists
and diagnostic care, Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches assists patients
in finding caring providers for all their medical needs. To learn more, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health
of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning
solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue
cycle management, practice management, document management, medication
services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems
and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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