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U.S. News & World Report’s Top-Ranked Respiratory Hospital to Implement Advanced Clinical Information TechnologyCHICAGO and DENVER, Dec 14, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that National Jewish Medical and Research Center (NJMRC) has
selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record from Allscripts to
connect and automate its 125 employed physicians.

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“The Electronic Health Record is a powerful tool to improve the quality of
care and practice efficiency while enhancing patient satisfaction,” said J.
Verne Singleton, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of
National Jewish Medical and Research Center. “With Allscripts, we continue to
offer our patients the most advanced technology and medical treatment possible
while providing the highest level of personalized care.”

National Jewish Medical and Research Center is known worldwide for
treatment of patients with respiratory, immune and allergic disorders, and for
groundbreaking medical research. National Jewish is the only facility in the
world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. For nine consecutive years,
U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish the No. 1 respiratory
hospital in the nation.

The TouchWorks Electronic Health Record
( ) brings NJMRC’s physicians instant
access to patient information when and where they need it — at the hospital,
in their offices, or while on-call at home. TouchWorks speeds and automates
everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications,
ordering and reviewing tests, and documenting care. An easy-to-use and
customizable solution, TouchWorks features robust clinical tools that support
safe medical practices, including health maintenance alerts, clinical decision
support, and automated drug interaction checking.

National Jewish selected Allscripts following a lengthy evaluation of
Electronic Health Record offerings and after visiting several other groups
that have successfully implemented the Allscripts solution.

“Allscripts has more experience than any other Electronic Health Record
vendor in large complex clinical environments, especially when it comes to
interfacing multiple clinical systems,” said Singleton, who added that the
interface between TouchWorks and NJMRC’s Picture Archiving and Communication
System was critical to Allscripts selection. “Our physicians found the user
interface especially attractive, and we feel very comfortable with the
company’s stability and long track record of successful implementations.”

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented, “National
Jewish Medical and Research Center is the nation’s premier provider of
respiratory, immune and allergic care, and we are proud to partner with them.
Given their reputation, we couldn’t think of a better partner to help us
extend the value of an Electronic Health Record from delivering quality care
to advancing clinical research breakthroughs.”

About National Jewish Medical and Research Center

National Jewish Medical and Research Center is an academic medical center
devoted to research and treatment of patients of all ages suffering from
respiratory, allergic, and immune system diseases, including asthma,
tuberculosis, emphysema, severe allergies, AIDS, cancer, lupus, and other
autoimmune diseases. Founded in 1899, this nonprofit and nonsectarian
institution is dedicated to enhancing prevention, treatment, and cures through
research, and to developing and providing innovative clinical programs for
treating patients regardless of age, religion, race, or ability to pay.

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, electronic 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 at .

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 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at .

SOURCE Allscripts

Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,
, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager of Public Relations, +1-312-506-1216, , both of Allscripts; or J. Verne Singleton, Executive Vice
President and Chief Administrative Officer of National Jewish Medical & Research
Center, +1-303-398-1601,
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