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2004–Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has selected the TouchWorks(TM) EMR
(electronic medical record) for their 55 physicians. Murfreesboro will
use the TouchWorks EMR to improve access to patient data through
paperless operations.

Murfreesboro’s paper-based system presented challenges in routing
patient data to physicians quickly. Currently, the organization has
separate call center rooms for each of their departments that manage
and route paper messages and charts. The resulting paper from these
processes incurs financial and labor costs to maintain, and can cause
bottlenecks and delays when transporting paper-based data from one
department to another. Utilizing the Internet-based architecture of
TouchWorks, physicians, nurses and staff will be able to retrieve
patient records instantly and electronically from any location,
including the clinic, the hospital or even their homes.

“Automating with the TouchWorks EMR will enable our physicians to
access the patient information they need anytime and anywhere, without
a team of support staff pushing carts of paper around the clinic all
day, every day,” said Joey Peay, Chief Executive Officer of
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. “We’ve invested heavily in our IDX
practice management system and the integration with TouchWorks will
help us to further leverage that asset.”

Murfreesboro will integrate TouchWorks with their existing
Groupcast solution from IDX Systems Corporation (Nasdaq:IDXC).
Groupcast is the leading provider of patient management, financial
management, and decision support solutions for mid-to-larger-size
group medical practices and physician service organizations. Through a
strategic partnership between Allscripts and IDX, TouchWorks offers
robust integration between clinical automation and practice management
to the physicians and patients of Murfreesboro.

“Integration between IDX practice management systems and
TouchWorks provides rapid access to the information physicians need to
make the best decisions for their patients,” commented Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “This
combined level of automation and integration delivers critical patient
data to the physician who needs it exactly when they need it most,
which results in better, safer, and more efficient care for patients.”

About Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

Founded in 1949, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic has over 300 people
on staff including 55 physicians. Murfreesboro Medical Clinic sees
over 21,000 patients per month and averages over 250 new patients per
week. The Surgicenter performs over 400 surgical cases per month.

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 (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 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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