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ORLANDO, Fla., Feb 25, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, the
Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MS-HUG) named Jeffery Johnson, M.D.,
of Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic (CUMC), as the 2004 “Physician
of the Year” at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society
(HIMSS) 2004 Annual Conference. Dr. Johnson received this honor to
recognize his leadership role in successfully implementing an
electronic medical record (EMR) solution for his practice, which saved
the clinic nearly $1 million in their first year and earned CUMC the
2004 MS-HUG “Clinic of the Year” award. An internal medicine physician
with a full-time practice, Dr. Johnson is a member of the clinic’s
Executive Committee and Board, and Chairman of the CUMC IT Committee.

“Dr. Johnson’s leadership helped our physicians navigate the
change from paper processes to clinical automation and facilitated
physician utilization, critical elements of any successful EMR
roll-out,” said Scott Barlow, Chief Executive Officer of Central Utah
Multi-Specialty Clinic. “While we have seen significant financial
benefits from our EMR implementation, I am most proud of the
overwhelming consensus from our clinicians that the technology is
having a very positive impact on the delivery of quality patient

The annual MS-HUG awards recognize healthcare organizations and
individuals who exhibit the best use of Microsoft-based products, and
independent software vendors that develop solutions on Microsoft
technology for the healthcare industry. Award contestants are
evaluated on the extent to which they provide significant business
benefits to healthcare organizations and improve patient care. The
project referenced in Dr. Johnson’s nomination yielded nearly $1
million positive financial impact in the first year alone, both in
terms of increased revenues and reduced operational expenses. CUMC
estimates a total savings of more than $8.2 million over the next 5
years. In addition, the EMR reduces the time it takes to access
transcribed notes from three weeks to less than a day, eliminating
lost or misplaced charts.

“I was very pleased at being recognized for my part in bringing
the benefits of an EMR to our patients and my physician colleagues,”
said Dr. Johnson. “However, this was a team effort between our staff,
our physicians, and Allscripts, each of whom I would like to thank
today for their respective roles in our success. Using an EMR has
become such a central part of the way we practice medicine now that I
don’t think we could ever go back to practicing without it.”

CUMC, a 59-physician group in Provo, Utah, with practices in 9
locations treating 200,000 active patients, implemented the
TouchWorks(TM) EMR from Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX)
in 2002. Using a unique modular approach to implementation, CUMC
started implementing the solution with a few features of the complete
solution, and added more functionality over time at the physicians’
pace, ultimately building a full EMR. The clinic published a study
concerning their results in the 2004 Winter Edition of the Journal of
Healthcare Information Management.

“When I’m asked about EMR implementations, I commonly say that
it’s not about the software, but rather success is tied to leadership
and implementation processes,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “Jeff Johnson is a great
example of the benefits that top-notch physician leadership can bring
to an organization.”

About Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic

Central Utah Multi-Specialty Clinic (CUMC) is a 59-physician group
in Provo, Utah, with practices in 9 locations treating 200,000 active
patients. Founded in 1969 as a 3-physician internal medicine group,
the clinic now has 12 specialties, including cardiology, dermatology,
endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, infectious disease,
internal medicine, neurology, nephrology, oncology, orthopedics, and

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for
physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks(TM) software is a modular
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances physician productivity
by automating the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing
results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical
encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest Tablet PCs, wireless
handheld devices, desktop workstations and over the Internet. AHS also
offers electronic document imaging and scanning solutions through its
Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary. Additionally, AHS provides
healthcare product education and market research programs for
physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication
fulfillment services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS
on the Web at

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Microsoft; Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.

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 2002
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at


SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Contacts:
Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330
Paul Peterson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4475
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