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Agreement with Two-State Health System Creates Seamless Connection to Allscripts Electronic Health RecordCHICAGO and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug 07, 2007 /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 Novant Health has selected the company’s
practice management solution to automate billing, scheduling and other back-
office functions for their 794-member physician medical group across 232
locations in North Carolina and South Carolina. The agreement follows Novant’s
implementation of the Allscripts Electronic Health Record, providing one fully
integrated information solution for the organization’s physicians.

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Novant Health serves 3.4 million residents in 34 counties and is comprised
of the Novant Medical Group and eight hospitals: Presbyterian Hospital,
Presbyterian Orthopaedic Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital Matthews and
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville in the Charlotte region; Forsyth Medical
Center and Medical Park Hospital in Winston-Salem; Thomasville Medical Center
in Thomasville; and Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply, NC.

“Novant Health is committed to providing quality patient care in the most
effective and efficient manner possible, and the Allscripts practice
management solution makes it easier for us to deliver on that promise,” said
Rich McKnight, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Novant
Health. “This agreement completes our vision of an integrated electronic
health record and practice management system, and is a direct result of our
successful partnership with Allscripts.”

The Allscripts practice management solution combines sophisticated
scheduling and revenue cycle management tools to help physician practices
become more productive while improving service to patients. Important features
include advanced billing and reconciliation, referral and eligibility
indicators, and automated patient appointment reminders.

A.J. Patefield, MD, Executive Vice President of Novant Medical Group and
physician sponsor of the Electronic Health Record, said the Allscripts
practice management solution not only improves integration between clinical
and financial operations but solves problems that the previous practice
management system could not. For example, the Allscripts practice management
enables Novant to automate “split billing” for services provided to the same
patient in both the clinic and hospital.

“It’s in our best interest to have a single, integrated workflow between
the clinical and administrative sides of our medical group and clinics, and we
chose Allscripts based on the strength of our relationship and our confidence
in the practice management product,” said Dr. Patefield.

“Novant Health’s decision to add Allscripts practice management reflects
well on the product’s functionality but is also the result of the strong
relationship we’ve built in our deployment of the Electronic Health Record,”
said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.

About Novant Health

Novant Health is a not-for-profit integrated group of hospitals and
physician clinics, ranked as one of our nation’s 10 best healthcare systems
— caring for patients and communities in North and South Carolina. In
addition to eight hospitals and a 794-physician medical group, Novant includes
two nursing home and senior residential facilities, outpatient surgery and
diagnostic centers, rehabilitation programs and community health outreach

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include Electronic
Health Records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging,
emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the
Company’s Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical
product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment
services through its Medication Services unit. 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

Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts; Marcia Meredith,
Media Relations Manager of Novant Health, +1-704-617-2631,
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