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CHICAGO and CINCINNATI, April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that PriMed Physicians of Dayton and Health First Physicians of
Cincinnati will deploy TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record and Practice
Management to automate and connect clinical and administrative processes for
their 80 physicians.

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The agreement with the two Ohio practices comes through MediSync, a
Cincinnati management services organization that provides comprehensive
management services to both medical groups, including all levels of management
staffing and infrastructure. Under the agreement, MediSync purchased
TouchWorks licenses for PriMed’s 65 multi-specialty physicians and Health
First’s 15 family practice physicians, as well as another 120 licenses for
anticipated growth.

“Under MediSync’s management, PriMed and Health First have achieved
financial and quality-of-care results that are among the nation’s highest, but
there comes a point where you can only do so much of that work on paper,” said
Bob Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of MediSync and Executive Director of
both medical groups, as well as director of a third MediSync client, Centers
for Foot and Ankle Care, which has 16 Cincinnati-area locations. “Allscripts
provides the sophisticated tools and information that we need to take our
results in the clinic and the back office to the next level.”

TouchWorks is a combined Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice
Management (PM) Solution ( that 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. For
physicians, TouchWorks speeds and automates everyday clinical tasks such as
prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and viewing tests, and
documenting care. The web-based system enables instant access to patient
information anywhere at anytime – in the clinic, at the hospital or while on-
call at home. And for administrators, it combines sophisticated scheduling and
financial management tools with advanced features such as rule-based
appointment scheduling, multi-resource and recurring appointment features,
referral and eligibility indicators, and appointment and claims management.

MediSync selected Allscripts for the company’s stability, its strong
reputation for client support, and its ability to deliver reliable,
interoperable, high-performance clinical and financial solutions.

“We needed a single vendor with the ability to deliver a state-of-the-art
solution and Allscripts was the clear choice,” said Matthews, who led
MediSync’s three-year search for the right solution. “The EHR is clearly the
best available, and the practice management functionality will significantly
reduce our labor by automating our administrative processes.”

Dr. Mark Couch, President of PriMed Physicians, said he was most impressed
by the Allscripts solution’s intuitive user interface, which will help ensure
its adoption by physicians. “In our view, Allscripts is significantly ahead
of the pack, not only because it’s designed from the physician’s perspective
but, importantly, because it will help our physicians track and increase the
quality of care we provide across our entire population of 200,000 patients,”
he said.

The Allscripts solution enables practices to automatically track progress
in treating chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.
That information, in turn, is required for participation in private and public
pay-for-performance programs, which compensate physicians for providing better

“For physician groups to thrive in today’s healthcare market, they need
access to the right information at the right time, and the tools to analyze
and benefit from that information,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer
of Allscripts. “Clearly, MediSync has the right people and Allscripts is
excited to add the right technology to the mix to help enhance patient care
and bottom line performance.”

About MediSync

MediSync is dedicated to physician group success by bringing high level
healthcare professionals from across all disciplines and a highly
sophisticated infrastructure to the physician venture. MediSync offers a one-
stop solution to managing all aspects of a practice’s operations including
strategy implementation and management; human resources; accounting;
information technology; marketing and public relations; billing;
physician/staff recruitment; and financial management/planning. For more
information, visit

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, 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) unit, and medication
fulfillment services through its Medication Solutions unit. To learn more,
visit Allscripts 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

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CO:  Allscripts; MediSync; PriMed Physicians; Health First
ST:  Ohio, Illinois

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