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Award-Winning Practice Adopts Modular Implementation Strategy

JONESBORO, Ark., and CHICAGO, Apr 24, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions focused on physicians, announced
today that NEA Clinic, the largest physician-owned, multi-specialty practice
in northeast Arkansas and two-time winner of the AMGA Medical Group
Preeminence Award, will upgrade their existing clinical automation system with
TouchWorks(TM) software. Using a modular approach to the electronic medical
record, or mEMR(TM), NEA will initially replace the features of their existing
clinical document management system. Starting with TouchWorks Dictate(TM),
TouchWorks Document(TM), and TouchWorks Transcribe(TM) for all 53 of their
physicians, NEA will implement the full suite of TouchWorks over time and
expand to a full EMR.

“We wanted an EMR solution that could quickly replicate our current
system’s capabilities and give us the option to add more functionality at our
own pace,” said Scot Davis, Chief Financial Officer of NEA Clinic. “We expect
TouchWorks to provide the next level of benefits for our physicians and our

Davis also cited the ability to integrate with their IDX practice
management system as one of the key reasons for selecting TouchWorks. Through
a 10-year strategic alliance between AHS and IDX, IDX customers can interface
their practice management system with TouchWorks providing easy, real-time
access to key patient and administrative information, and do so for no
additional cost.

“Our partnership with IDX, which features free integration, along with the
substantial number of IDX customers who have already chosen our solution,
makes TouchWorks a safe choice for IDX customers,” stated Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “While the modular
strategy will help NEA physicians adopt TouchWorks rapidly, the IDX
relationship will ensure that our EMR works with the practice management
system to reduce paperwork and streamline clinical workflow for the practice.”

About NEA Clinic

NEA Clinic is the largest and most comprehensive multi-specialty group
practice in the region, with physicians on staff at both Jonesboro Hospitals.
In addition to providing a wide range of specialties, NEA Clinic continuously
strives to meet the changing needs of the region, as well as the health care
profession, through the addition of the most advanced services and technology.
The clinic also has 4 Urgent Care Clinics that provide care to patients with
minor injuries and illnesses seven days a week. Additionally, the clinic
provides several disease management programs designed to assist patients in
managing asthma and diabetes. NEA clinic received the AMGA Medical Group
Preeminence Award in recognition of for exceptional leadership; innovation and
vision; contributions to the advancement of quality; effective health care
delivery practices and structure; and outstanding contributions to the local
public community.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical
software and information solutions focused on physicians. The Company’s
TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record that enhances
physician productivity using a wireless handheld device, Tablet PC, or desktop
workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters.
Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product education
services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) business and
also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and
services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

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

TouchWorks, mEMR, TouchWorks Dictate, TouchWorks Document, TouchWorks
Transcribe, and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions. Visit AHS 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 2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at .

SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Dan Michelson, Vice President of Marketing, +1-847-680-3515,
Ext. 4330, , or Paul Peterson, Senior Marketing
Manager, +1-847-680-3515, Ext. 4475, , both of
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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