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MIDLAND, Texas & CHICAGO, May 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare today announced that Midland
Memorial Hospital will implement the HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency
Department Information System to automate its emergency services.
Midland Memorial said the Allscripts solution will enhance patient
safety, improve clinical documentation and optimize provider access to
patient information in the hospital’s Emergency Department and beyond.

“Not only will HealthMatics ED benefit our patients, but it will
allow our Emergency Department staff to work more efficiently by
enabling better information flow within the ED, between the ED and the
rest of the hospital, and with providers outside of Midland Memorial,”
said Lawrence Sanz, Chief Financial Officer of Midland Memorial
Hospital. “We also expect HealthMatics will improve productivity,
increase our capture of accurate charges and speed patient throughput
in the ED.”

Midland Memorial selected Allscripts HealthMatics ED after an
18-month search based on its comprehensive functionality, 24-hour
customer support and proven success at similar hospitals across the
country. Midland Memorial expects the system, which incorporates
web-based technology to provide remote access to patient records, will
enhance patient tracking, improve access to patient information,
improve clinical documentation and billing, and boost patient safety
through electronic order entry and prescription management.

“We have worked with other electronic documentation systems, but
none holds the promise of Allscripts,” said Lawrence Wilson, MD,
FACEP, Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Midland Memorial.
“HealthMatics ED enables providers to document at the bedside,
allowing for better decisions where every minute counts. Allscripts
also provides order entry and patient tracking while collecting
patient care metrics to help us improve quality and productivity. It’s
the complete package.”

HealthMatics ED will interface with existing hospital systems,
including the Precision 2000 Admit-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) system by
McKesson, Radiology and PACS system from GE/IDX, and the OpenVista lab
and clinical patient record system by Medsphere Systems Corporation.
The interface to the hospital’s inpatient Electronic Health Record is
especially important since clinical information will be electronically
transferred as discrete data, eliminating data re-entry by providers
and enabling access to patient chart information across the hospital.

“We are proud to partner with Midland Memorial Hospital to help
them provide the best possible emergency care for the patients of the
Midland community,” said Glen Tullman, Allscripts Chief Executive
Officer. “Midland Memorial Hospital’s willingness to invest in
enhancing patient care in this vital setting is further evidence of
their standing as the premier acute care provider in Texas’s Permian

About Midland Hospital

Midland Memorial Hospital is a 371-licensed-bed hospital,
operating on three campuses in Midland, Texas. Owned and operated by
Midland County Hospital District, MMH provides a full range of acute
care services to the people of Midland, while serving as a regional
referral center for other communities throughout west Texas and
southeast New Mexico. Specialty services include emergency medicine,
rehabilitation services, cardiovascular surgery, and advanced
radiological and oncology services.

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

his 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
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and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the Company’s 2005
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SOURCE: Allscripts

Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217               
Midland Memorial Hospital
Nadine Hill, 432-685-1111              
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