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Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, announced today that Metropolitan Health Plan
(MHP), a not-for-profit, state-certified health maintenance
organization, licensed the TouchWorks(TM) electronic medical record
solution for 46 mental health providers in the MHP network.
Additionally, MHP has contracted with IDX Systems Corporation
(Nasdaq:IDXC) to install the Flowcast(TM) Business Services
Outsourcing to automate the administrative operations and manage the
revenue cycle. MHP will implement these solutions in the clinic of the
Hennepin Services Department to serve the surrounding, indigent

MHP turned to IDX to solve their practice management challenges
with strategic partner Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to provide the
clinical automation solution. The TouchWorks and Flowcast solutions
will run in an ASP environment, housed at IDX’s data center in Boston,
MA, making the software available to providers via a secure Internet
connection. IDX will also provide outsourced technology and human
resources necessary to deploy, support and maintain the software while
managing the revenue cycle for MHP. In the future, MHP may elect to
take on these responsibilities and also may roll out the solution to
additional healthcare providers in their network.

“MHP is proud to provide the TouchWorks EMR and Flowcast solutions
to address a dire need for the nonprofit behavioral health/mental
health provider community, which they could not afford on their own,”
said David R. Johnson, Executive Director of Metropolitan Health Plan.
“In addition to fulfilling a social responsibility in Hennepin County,
we believe that our decision will improve the quality and quantity our
healthcare providers can deliver and will also provide a quantifiable
financial return on the investment.”

“MHP is leveraging technology to provide safe and affordable
healthcare to a population that might not otherwise receive care at
all. This is exactly how healthcare technology is supposed to work,”
stated Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. “MHP is a progressive example of a how leading payors are
taking an active role in helping healthcare providers implement
clinical automation and practice management solutions.”

The strategic alliance between Allscripts and IDX allows for the
integration of TouchWorks and Flowcast, directly linking clinical,
administrative and financial activities that drive operational
improvements. The Flowcast BSO solution is a new offering from IDX
based upon IDX’s proven revenue cycle management solution, Flowcast,
and the best-practices developed by IDX in its 35-year history
supporting healthcare organizations. The Flowcast BSO solution will
enable healthcare enterprises such as MHP to increase profitability
and drive productivity.

About Metropolitan Health Plan

Metropolitan Health Plan (MHP) is a not-for-profit,
state-certified health maintenance organization (HMO) and an
enterprise initiative of Hennepin County. Established in 1983 to
provide the traditional patients of Hennepin County Medical Center and
community clinics with access to managed-care as well as
fee-for-service health programs, MHP serves Medical Assistance
(Medicaid), General Assistance Medical Care, and MinnesotaCare
participants residing in Hennepin, Anoka, Scott, and Carver counties,
and Medicare/Medicaid-eligible residents of Hennepin County (Minnesota
Senior Health Options or MSHO). Funding for these services is provided
through a contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
MHP also provides third-party administrative services for PrimeWest
Health System, a county-based purchasing initiative of ten counties in
western Minnesota.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that
physicians use to improve healthcare. 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; 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 2003
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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