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New Allscripts Prenatal Solution Key Factor in Decision for Florida
Multi-Specialty Group

CHICAGO and ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
announced today that Physician Associates LLC, one of the largest
multi-specialty group practices in the Southeast United States, has selected
the Allscripts Enterprise(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) to automate and
connect their 80 physicians in 18 offices across Central Florida.


“Physician Associates is committed to making healthcare more efficient and
effective for our patients, and the implementation of Allscripts is a major
step in that direction,” said Chris Jordan, Chief Information Officer of
Physician Associates. “With the Electronic Health Record, our patients can
expect quicker, more seamless care as well as improvements in our ability to
track and improve the quality of care we deliver.”

The Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record will replace paper
recordkeeping for Physician Associates by automating everyday clinical tasks
such as prescribing medications, ordering and viewing laboratory tests, and
documenting patient care. The solution also will connect the group’s
physicians and other caregivers to each other, to laboratories, pharmacies,
insurers and other key healthcare stakeholders, while delivering secure,
immediate access to patient information at the point of care – whether in the
office, at the hospital or remotely.

Physician Associates has used Allscripts Vision(R) (formerly Misys
Vision(R)) practice management solution for more than 10 years with great
success and wanted an Electronic Health Record that would integrate seamlessly
with the administrative billing and scheduling system. The group had begun to
evaluate the Allscripts Enterprise Electronic Health Record when the merger of
Allscripts and Misys Healthcare was announced last March. The merger made the
decision to select Allscripts a “no brainer,” said Jordan, though not only
because of the seamless integration with their practice management system.

“Our physicians, who were generally not happy about giving up their paper
charts, were amazed at how quickly and easily they could navigate through the
chart in the Allscripts system to find the information they needed,” said
Jordan. “For me, a big selling factor was that Allscripts is a Microsoft .NET
product, because it’s much easier for us to administer and it allows the
vendor to make changes to the software faster and more easily.”

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “The selection
of Allscripts by Physician Associates is the latest proof that physician
groups who use our legacy Misys practice management solutions naturally turn
to Allscripts when they go looking for an electronic health record. One big
reason, in addition to our integration with their existing PM system, is that
they know Allscripts has the resources and the commitment to continue to
innovate and upgrade our solutions so physicians can do what they most want to
do – practice the safest, most effective medicine possible.”

About Physician Associates LLC

Physician Associates LLC, based in Orlando, is one of the largest
physician practice groups in the southeast. The group includes 80 doctors
practicing Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Orthopedics, Podiatry and Sleep Disorder. With 18 locations in the
Central Florida area, Physician Associates prides itself on providing
high-quality, easy access to health care for families. The Physician
Associates business model is unique providing operational, administrative,
billing and accounting support, which are necessary in today’s managed
healthcare environment. This allows the physicians to then focus on what they
do best – provide quality health care. For more information visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health
of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning
solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue
cycle management, practice management, document management, medication
services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems
and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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and the installation process; the possibility that products will not achieve
or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new
product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases;
competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional
activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships;
undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; compliance
with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in
laws or regulations in the healthcare industry; possible regulation of the
Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility
of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our
growth and integrate acquisitions; the ability to recognize the benefits of
the merger with Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC (“MHS”); the integration of MHS
with the Company and the possible disruption of current plans and operations
as a result thereof; maintaining our intellectual property rights and
litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to
third-party suppliers; our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate
third-party licensed technology; breach of our security by third parties; and
the risk factors detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2007 Annual Report on Form
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publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Allscripts – 01/08/2009

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
or Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
both of Allscripts; or
Chris Jordan, Chief Information Officer of Physician Associates,

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