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Nation’s First Hospital Automates Patient Care and Discharge Process,
Completing Canopy Installs at all of the University of Pennsylvania Hospitals

CHICAGO, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that Pennsylvania
Hospital has selected the Canopy(R) care management solution from Allscripts
to help manage and coordinate care for patients throughout their stay at the

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Pennsylvania Hospital – the nation’s first – was founded in 1751 by
Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond. Today, the 500-bed Philadelphia
hospital is a major teaching and clinical research institution and is one of
three hospitals owned by the $2.9 billion University of Pennsylvania Health
System (UPHS). All three UPHS hospitals now utilize Canopy to streamline their
care management workflow, manage insurance claims, monitor length of stay and
each patient’s health status from the moment they are admitted to when they
are safely discharged.

“Canopy is an easy-to-use, automated system that will help our clinical
staff focus on the patient as they manage care across the continuum,” said
Dorothy Counts, Clinical Director for Quality and Patient Safety at
Pennsylvania Hospital, ranked among the nation’s leaders for heart care and
heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. “We also anticipate that
Allscripts will increase our efficiency by enabling us to easily communicate
with multiple entities using Canopy Connect.”

Canopy streamlines and automates utilization, case, discharge and quality
management processes while generating an immediate return on investment by
improving a hospital’s revenue cycle. A web-based, Application Service
Provider (ASP) solution, Canopy can be installed quickly and efficiently with
minimal IT support. Canopy Connect provides seamless, secure online
communications with payers, physicians and others, enabling hospitals to
quickly and easily communicate care management information such as clinical
reviews, post-acute placement requests and physician referrals.

Canopy delivered significant financial returns and improved efficiency at
the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, another UPHS hospital that
recently implemented the Allscripts system, according to Kathy Rickard, R.N.,
Associate Director of Clinical Resource Management and Social Work.

“Canopy is a powerful tool that brought our staff into the 21st century,”
said Rickard. “Using Canopy, we’ve reduced length of stay even while the
acuity of our patients has increased, and we get reimbursed for our services
more quickly. The customer service from Allscripts is very good; they’re
constantly improving the system, making it more sophisticated, while keeping
it very user friendly.”

Pennsylvania Hospital will interface Canopy with its other information
systems, including its Eclipsys CPOE system and Medview hospital portal, to
provide a real-time feed of the essential patient information needed for the
care management process. The hospital’s nearly 900 staff and affiliated
physicians will access Canopy data via Medview, enabling a seamless handoff
from the hospital to the physician’s office.

“Hospitals today need accurate, real-time information to provide the best
care possible and more effectively manage their costs, and Canopy delivers
that while providing physicians outside the hospital a window into the
treatment their patient’s received,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts. “We’re very proud that Allscripts is the choice of the
nation’s first hospital and now the entire University of Pennsylvania Health

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

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CO:  Allscripts; Pennsylvania Hospital
ST:  Illinois, Pennsylvania

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