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State's Largest Orthopaedics Group Joins New Mexico's Largest Cardiology Group
                     in Deploying the Allscripts Solution

CHICAGO and ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare, today announced that New Mexico Orthopaedics has selected the
TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) to automate and connect their
46 providers and support staff.

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New Mexico Orthopaedics is the largest orthopedic practice in the state of
New Mexico. The group is comprised of 24 Physicians and 22 mid-level providers
and physical therapists with a broad range of specialties to include
orthopedic and spine surgeons, sports medicine, hand surgeons, total joint
surgeons, physiatry, podiatry, physical therapists, occupational therapists,
and physician assistants. The Electronic Health Record will enable New Mexico
Orthopaedics providers to gain instant, secure access to patient information
whenever and wherever they need it, whether in the clinic, in the surgery
center, or while on-call at home. The group has already eliminated the use of
paper medical charts in the practice using Impact.MD(R) document imaging
management software from Allscripts.

“We are convinced that it is impossible to consistently deliver the
highest quality of patient care in the most efficient manner without an
Electronic Health Record,” said Barbara Seigal, Executive Director of New
Mexico Orthopaedics. “Allscripts has already taken the paper out of our
practice and now we’re taking the next and more important step of connecting
and automating our providers with the EHR.”

The web-based TouchWorks Electronic Health Record
( improves the delivery of safe, cost-effective
quality care by automating many daily clinical tasks, such as prescribing
medications and documenting clinical encounters. The Allscripts solution
provides extensive orthopedic-specific clinical content, enables orthopedic
practices to adapt existing documentation templates for common problems and
injuries, captures clinical images directly into the patient’s chart, and
interfaces with Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).

The group selected Allscripts after receiving recommendations from a
number of large orthopedic practices across the country, as well as another
Albuquerque practice, the New Mexico Heart Institute. New Mexico Heart, the
largest cardiology group in the state, deployed TouchWorks at its 18 locations
in New Mexico and southern Colorado in 2005 and was satisfied with the
software as well as the deployment. “We’re excited about the Allscripts focus
on care templates for our large in-house physical therapy department, the
interface to our practice management system, as well as the opportunity to
reduce our annual transcription costs,” said Seigal.

“Allscripts is the perfect solution for an orthopedic practice because it
will allow our physicians to continue to practice medicine at their pace as
well as streamline many office functions,” added Anthony Pachelli, M.D., the
group’s physician EHR champion. “With only a few clicks, I am able to provide
customized completed forms, patient education information and prescriptions
that, without an EHR, would have taken me took several minutes per patient to
complete. Even more important, we are confident that Allscripts comes with all
the clinical content needed by each of our specialists.”

New Mexico Orthopaedics will integrate TouchWorks with their Centricity
Group Management (formerly IDX(R) Groupcast(TM)) revenue cycle management

“Orthopedic practices prefer our Electronic Health Record because it is
uniquely designed to optimize the orthopedic workflow and best practices,”
said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “We are excited
about partnering with New Mexico Orthopaedics in their constant quest to
improve patient care and do so in a way that keeps healthcare efficient and
affordable for their patients.”

About New Mexico Orthopaedics

New Mexico Orthopaedics, the largest orthopedic group practice in the
state of New Mexico, takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating spine,
sports medicine, foot and ankle, urgent care and work-related problems.
Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physical
medicine physicians, podiatrists, and therapists all work together in a team
environment, focused on their area of expertise, to create the highest
standard of patient care and extremely high patient satisfaction. Under the
same roof are all the tools needed by these specialists including X-ray, MRI,
injection suites, ambulatory surgery operating rooms, a therapy center and a
complete exercise gym for post-surgical rehabilitation. The group’s main super
center location is equipped with its own outpatient surgery center, MRI, seven
X-ray units, two seven-bed cast rooms, and physical therapy facilities
designed for pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation. A satellite physical
therapy office is located in Rio Rancho.

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 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 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE  Allscripts
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    /CONTACT:  Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager, Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts; Barbara
Seigal, Executive Director, +1-505-724-4319,, of New
Mexico Orthopaedics/
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CO:  Allscripts; New Mexico Orthopaedics
ST:  Illinois, New Mexico

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