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BALTIMORE & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 30, 2006–Allscripts
(Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity
and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare,
today announced that Mercy Health Services has selected the
TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record, from Allscripts, in an
agreement valued at $1.7 million to connect and automate 100

The TouchWorks Electronic Health Record solution will enable
Mercy’s physician practices to improve patient safety, cut costs and
boost efficiency by automating many clinical tasks that are currently
performed manually. Mercy physicians and other caregivers will be able
to retrieve patient medical records from any location where they have
an Internet connection.

“The web-based electronic health record will enhance the delivery
of care to Mercy’s patients while empowering the group’s physicians
with instant access to the complete patient record when and where they
need it,” said Jim Stalder, Chief Information Officer of Mercy Health

“By leveraging Allscripts TouchWorks electronic health record,
Mercy will completely automate many of the current manual and
paper-based clinical activities such as prescribing medications,
ordering lab tests, viewing test results, making referrals and
documenting clinical encounters,” said Rob Horst, Mercy’s Manager of
Physician IT Services. “The electronic health record should also
result in cost savings as it will eliminate duplicative,
resource-intensive paper records, which must be stored and transported
between the group’s locations.”

In addition to the TouchWorks Electronic Health Record solution,
TouchWorks iHealth(TM) was a key factor in Mercy’s selection of
Allscripts. TouchWorks iHealth is a solution that provides patients
secure online access to their own personal health record. Using
iHealth, patients will securely register for appointments and request
prescription refills online. Patients can access trusted
health-related content from their physicians and will ultimately be
provided with tools allowing them to communicate with Mercy physicians

“By providing seamless interaction between iHealth and TouchWorks,
Mercy will be leading the way towards healthcare transformation in the
Baltimore area,” said Horst.

Mercy’s multi-specialty group is comprised of more than 100
physicians in practices located downtown and in several suburban
Baltimore locations.

“We performed an extensive review of leading vendors and
Allscripts emerged as the clear industry leader,” Stalder said.
“Allscripts has a vision and a plan for the future of healthcare that
is far ahead of the competition. We look forward to a long and
successful partnership.”

“Being chosen by a world-class medical group like Mercy Health
Services demonstrates the ability of Allscripts to deliver enhanced
quality care across a broad network of providers,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We are proud that the
TouchWorks solution is the first choice for improving clinical
outcomes and efficiency at many of our nation’s top medical groups.”

About Mercy Health Services

Mercy Medical Center is a 132-year-old, university-affiliated
medical facility named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation and
among the 10 best centers for women’s health. Mercy is part of Mercy
Health Services, Inc., which also includes Stella Maris, Central
Maryland’s largest long-term/geriatric care facility located in
Timonium, MD, as well as a network of community health centers. Mercy
is also now home to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Women’s
Health and Medicine located at 227 St. Paul Street. For more
information, visit Mercy online at or call

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 clinical software applications include
Electronic Health Record, 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 medical fulfillment
services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit
Allscripts on the Web at

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about
Allscripts 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 2004 Annual Report on Form
10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and
Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
             Mercy Health Services
             Dan Collins, 410-332-9714

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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