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     New York Physician Group to Automate Clinical, Financial Operations

CHICAGO and SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that North Medical, P.C. will deploy TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health
Record and Practice Management to automate and connect clinical and
administrative processes for 65 providers. The contract marks the largest
sale of the integrated Allscripts solution.

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“TouchWorks improves the information available to our physicians, leading
to better care, and solves many of the problems associated with paper
records,” said Susan Merola-McConn, M.D., Executive Vice President of North
Medical, PC, which serves more than 300,000 patients each year. “To practice
high quality, accessible healthcare, we wanted a complete system that would
integrate the front end and back end of our practice, and Allscripts is the

North Medical will implement the full TouchWorks Electronic Health Record
( ), including the web-based
solution’s personal health record, disease management and clinical trials
capabilities. TouchWorks provides patient-physician connectivity enabling
patients to securely access their own online personal health record, schedule
appointments, request prescription refills, and conduct secure, online
consultations with their physician. TouchWorks also enables North Medical to
quickly and accurately locate subjects for clinical trials, and interface its
database of patient records with the world’s most widely used clinical trial
management software.

The TouchWorks Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution
is built on a single intelligent platform with Microsoft SQL Server technology
to meet the clinical and administrative needs of medical groups across the
country. The Practice Management system
( ) combines sophisticated scheduling
and financial management tools in a single package and incorporates advanced
features such as rule-based appointment scheduling, multi-resource and
recurring appointment features, referral and eligibility indicators, and
appointment and claims management.

North Medical selected Allscripts for the company’s stability, its strong
reputation among multi-specialty groups, and its ability to deliver reliable,
interoperable, high-performance clinical and financial solutions.

“At the pace we’re growing, we needed a company that could keep up with
us, and Allscripts has proven that it can keep pace with anyone,” said Steve
Spector, Director of Information Technology and Ancillary Services at North
Medical. “We also wanted to work with a company that deals with larger, more
complex multi-specialty groups in a user friendly way, and that can meet the
information needs of every medical specialty. And, again, Allscripts fit the

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “High quality
physician leadership, paired with strong executive and technology support, are
the keys to success in deploying an Electronic Health Record. It is very clear
that North Medical has the right people and a clear vision of enhancing
patient care and bottom line performance.”

About North Medical, P.C.

North Medical P.C. is the anchor physician practice for both North and
Northeast medical Centers, offering a broad spectrum of multi-specialty
services to over 300,000 patients per year. The practice includes over 60
physicians, delivering highly specialized health care including Family
Practice, Urgent Care, Orthopedics and Ob/Gyn. Established in 1964 by Dr.
John Merola, the practice operates in two locations serving patients
throughout central New York.

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 information system (EDIS), 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
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    /CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer of Allscripts,
+1-312-506-1217, ; or Susan Merola-McConn MD,
Executive Vice President of North Medical PC, +1-315-452-2000, /
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CO:  Allscripts; North Medical, P.C.
ST:  Illinois, New York

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