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    CHICAGO & OWOSSO, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2006--

      One of the Nation's Top 100 "Most Wired" Health Systems to
                     Automate Physician Practices

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, today announced that Memorial Healthcare has
selected HealthMatics(R) Office, the integrated Electronic Health
Record (EHR) and Practice Management System (PMS) from A4 Health
Systems, now a part of Allscripts, to automate clinical and financial
operations for the hospital’s staff physician group, Memorial Medical

Memorial Healthcare is a 148-bed not-for-profit hospital in
central Michigan that has been named to Hospitals & Health Networks
list of the nation’s top 100 “Most Wired” health systems five years in
a row – the only hospital in Michigan to receive the distinction five
years running. Memorial Medical Associates, the hospital’s fully-owned
physician group, includes 26 providers in 10 offices throughout the
greater Shiawassee County area.

“We want to be the first place that people come for quality care
and the clear market leader in using technology to transform patient
care,” said Tom Ogg, Memorial Healthcare’s Vice President of
Information and Support Services. “We are proud to be working with
Allscripts because their product will truly change how our physicians
access and update a patient’s health record. In addition to enhancing
the patient care and management capabilities within a physician
practice, HealthMatics Office can also improve the continuity of care
and communication among care givers. When a patient comes to the
Memorial Healthcare Emergency Department, we will have instant access
to the most current clinical information from their physician.”

HealthMatics Office ( combines
the power of HealthMatics Ntierprise PMS and HealthMatics EHR to
provide one full-circle, seamless patient information management
solution. Built on a single intelligent platform, HealthMatics Office
will provide caregivers at Memorial Medical Associates instant and
secure access to the complete patient record anywhere at any time, and
enable the practice’s clinical and business sides to work hand-in-hand
for better communication and improved accuracy.

After a year-long search, Memorial Healthcare selected Allscripts
for its simple user interface, comprehensive functionality, and
24-hour, year-’round technical support.

“Our physicians visited a few sites where HealthMatics Office was
already in use and they were very excited about how easy it was to use
and the richness of its functionality,” said Frank Fear, Information
Systems Project Manager for Memorial Healthcare. “HealthMatics is also
easy for my staff to work with because it runs on industry-standard
Microsoft SQL technology, and third-party systems can easily plug into
it for interoperability.”

Memorial will eventually integrate the Allscripts solution with
the hospital’s inpatient information system from Meditech, said Ogg.
The hospital also hopes to host HealthMatics for interested
non-affiliated physicians in Shiawassee County, in addition to
Memorial Medical Associates.

“As full interoperability of all information systems becomes the
standard in healthcare, we are excited to partner with
forward-thinking organizations like Memorial Healthcare who share our
commitment to that vision,” said Allscripts Chief Executive Officer
Glen Tullman. “Our integrated Practice Management and Electronic
Health Record solution is clearly the right choice for physician
practices who want to maximize both quality and efficiency, while
enabling the connection with other key healthcare stakeholders that
transforms care for the entire community.”

About Memorial Healthcare

Memorial Healthcare is a 148-bed not-for-profit hospital supported
by a medical staff of 175 primary care and specialty physicians and
over 1,000 employees. In addition to its main campus in Owosso, the
facility operates 13 satellite locations for services such as primary
care, lab, X-ray, occupational medicine and rehabilitation. Each year,
Memorial Healthcare sees more than 25,000 emergency patients, 196,000
additional outpatients and over 6,000 inpatients. The hospital’s
fully-owned physician group, Memorial Medical Associates, includes 26
providers throughout the greater Shiawassee County area. To learn
more, visit Memorial Healthcare on the Web at

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, electronic 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

    CONTACT: Allscripts Contact:
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
             Memorial Healthcare Contact:
             Stephanie Motschenbacher, 989-729-4930

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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