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PINEHURST, N.C. & CHICAGO, Jun 29, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the
leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information
solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare today announced
that Pinehurst Surgical located in North Carolina, will eliminate all
paper patient charts by leveraging the award-winning TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record (EHR) from Allscripts.

Pinehurst Surgical is the largest surgical group in the southern
region of North Carolina and their goal is to have other area medical
groups follow suit and adopt an Electronic Health Record, ultimately
providing the region with a safe, secure and interoperable health
information technology system.

“We are very proud that Pinehurst Surgical is the first medical
group in the Pinehurst area to implement an Electronic Health Record,”
said Bill Edsel, Chief Executive Officer of Pinehurst Surgical. “Our
goal, with Allscripts, is to promote the idea of a chartless practice
as a standard of care in our region and initiate a premiere
community-wide healthcare system. Allscripts is leading the way
nationally in terms of interoperability with other systems and they
were clearly the ideal partner for us to work with to reach our

The EHR has already created a better work environment for the 28
physician group. With TouchWorks, physicians can enter medical
information into their patients’ records at the point-of-care,
reducing the after hours workload.

In addition to Pinehurst’s main facility, the clinic also operates
five satellite locations. The EHR connects physicians with each other,
outside laboratories and pharmacies, providing a seamless healthcare
network and creating a safer environment for patients.

“For more than 50 years, Pinehurst Surgical physicians have
provided the surrounding community a wide range of surgical procedures
in multiple locations,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “The group now has the ability to access patient
information at any time and any place with the latest information at
their fingertips. Their leadership, from a regional perspective, will
be critical to changing healthcare, not only for their patients, but
for their entire community.”

Pinehurst Surgical will integrate TouchWorks with its existing
Groupcast(TM) practice management solution from IDX Systems
Corporation. Allscripts and IDX share a 10-year strategic relationship
that will directly link clinical and financial information to support
operational improvements at Pinehurst Surgical.

About Pinehurst Surgical

Pinehurst Surgical, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, has been
providing quality healthcare for more than 50 years. In addition to
the main clinic in Pinehurst, the clinic also operates five satellite
locations, serving a six county primary care region. Twenty eight
physicians make Pinehurst Surgical, a multi-specialty group offering a
range of services, including a Women’s Care Center, general and
bariatrics, neurological, vascular, orthopaedic and joint replacement,
ear, nose, throat and facial plastic, urologic and thoracic and
cardiac surgeries.

About Allscripts

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (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 clinical
software applications include Electronic Health Record (EHR),
e-prescribing and document imaging 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. 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 2004
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Dan Michelson, 312-506-1217
Pinehurst Surgical
Betty Dew, 910-295-0207
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