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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 14, 2003–Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and
information solutions for physicians, announced that Robert A. Compton
joined the Allscripts Board of Directors effective August 1, 2003.
With a broad background in healthcare, medical devices and software
technology companies, the Company expects to leverage Mr. Compton’s
experience in its TouchWorks(TM) and Physicians Interactive(TM)
business units.

Mr. Compton has been a successful entrepreneur and venture
capitalist for the past 20 years. He founded the privately-held
medical software company NoInk Communications in February 2000 and
serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Compton has
funded or started more than two-dozen companies in software, medical
devices, and healthcare services.

Previously, Mr. Compton was President of the Neurologic
Technologies division of Medtronic, a $7.5 billion medical technology
company. Prior to Medtronic, he was President and COO of Sofamor Danek
Group, a $400 million medical device company acquired by Medtronic for
$3.7 billion. In both of these businesses, Mr. Compton worked directly
with physicians, hospitals and clinics throughout the country. With an
undergraduate degree from Principia College and an MBA from Harvard
Business School, Mr. Compton serves as a Trustee of the Campbell
Orthopaedic Research Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented,
“We expect Bob will play a key role in helping to guide our strategy
in our Physicians Interactive business unit, given his healthcare and
medical device background and expect to benefit from his operating
experience and strong financial background across our business.”

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of
clinical software and information solutions for physicians. The
Company’s TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record
that enhances physician productivity using Tablet PCs, wireless
handheld devices, or desktop workstations to automate the most common
physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing
charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient
education, and documenting clinical encounters. Additionally, AHS
provides patient compliance and healthcare product education services
for physicians through its Physicians Interactive business and also
provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and
services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE:RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and
Medco Health.

TouchWorks and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS 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 2002
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330
    Paul Peterson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4475

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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