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    CHICAGO & RIVERSIDE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 18, 2006--

   Independent Practice Association Enables California Physicians to
        Adopt EHR Technology for Patient Safety and Efficiency

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, today announced that Riverside Physician
Network (RPN) has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record
(EHR) to automate and connect a network of nearly 200 physicians
across dozens of locations in the Riverside and Moreno Valley area.

Riverside Physician Network is a physician-owned Independent
Practice Association (IPA) of 62 primary care physicians and 129
specialists. The group will implement the TouchWorks Electronic Health
Record initially for 50
physicians and hopes to expand the project to other IPA physicians.

“Riverside Physician Network is committed to providing our
patients with high quality, cost effective healthcare, and we feel the
Electronic Health Record from Allscripts will help us deliver on that
promise,” said Paul Snowden, Chief Financial Officer of RPN and
Executive Director of Riverside EHR, a fully-owned subsidiary formed
by the IPA to implement and promote the new system to its members.
“Many RPN physicians, who are mostly in small practices, have been
eager to switch to an EHR but have found themselves facing significant
financial and information technology hurdles. Our partnership with
Allscripts essentially removes these barriers, allowing our physicians
to focus on running their practices, and for our patients, it’s a
clear win.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record delivers RPN’s physicians
instant access to patient records at the point of care, whether at the
hospital or remotely, and provides a seamless connection to their
practice’s other administrative and clinical systems. The web-based
TouchWorks solution also automates many daily clinical tasks, such as
prescribing medications and documenting clinical encounters, and
connects physicians electronically to laboratories, insurers and all
other key healthcare stakeholders.

After a year-long review of Electronic Health Record vendors, RPN
selected Allscripts for its web-based technology, which can be rolled
out quickly and hosted centrally by the IPA, freeing member physicians
from the need to purchase expensive new hardware. “That, combined with
Allscripts strong reputation and successful track record with other
IPA’s, made them our clear choice,” said Snowden.

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record will interface with the
numerous practice management systems used by RPN’s physicians,
directly linking their clinical and financial information systems to
support operational efficiency.

“We are excited to enable the physicians of the Riverside
Physician Network to deliver enhanced patient care,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “The combination of
our web-based technology and the IPA model of care means that
Riverside physicians can now experience the benefits of an Electronic
Health Record in a very cost effective manner. We think this model
will become the standard for physicians in small medical groups
everywhere who want to deliver the best possible patient care through
state-of-the-art information technology.”

About Riverside Physician Network

Riverside Physician Network is an independent and physician-owned
organization founded in 1984. RPN is dedicated to providing quality
health care and outstanding service through a strong network of
primary care physicians and specialists conveniently located
throughout the Riverside and Moreno Valley areas.

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, 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) Group and medication fulfillment services through its
Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web

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 2005
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts
             Dan Michelson, 312-506-1317
             Riverside Physicians Network
             Theresa Earwood, 951-788-9800 x225

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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