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2006–Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use
to improve healthcare, announced today that Santa Monica Bay
Physicians has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record to
automate and connect the group’s 32 providers.

“For a physician group of our size to grow and remain financially
stable, we simply must move forward with electronic health records,”
said Mark Needham, MD, Chief Executive Officer of the multi-specialty
group, which serves 115,000 Los Angeles-area patients each year. “The
electronic health record is the only way we can provide physicians
with the latest patient information at the point of care, as Santa
Monica Bay Physicians will be able to access the web-based technology
from any of our physician offices or from a remote location.”

The Allscripts electronic health record will enable physicians and
other healthcare professionals across 10 offices to automate common
clinical activities such as prescribing medications, ordering lab
tests, documenting patient visits, and making referrals
electronically. Allscripts improves the quality and efficiency of
patient care by providing physicians with up-to-date clinical
information and the latest decision-making guidelines when and where
they need it.

“We need to be able to have access to accurate and reliable
patient information at the time we need it and the place we need it,”
said Larry Dardick, MD, Director of Medical Information for Santa
Monica Bay Physicians. “With our multiple locations, it’s a real-world
problem that the paper chart may not be there when it’s needed. The
electronic health record creates improved continuity of care between
the office, the hospital and physicians on-call at home.”

Dardick said Santa Monica Bay selected Allscripts after nearly a
two-year search for a suitable electronic health record because
Allscripts offers a long track record of implementing and supporting
successful electronic health record solutions for groups of all sizes.

“More and more physician groups are realizing they no longer have
time to think about ‘why’ they need electronic health records because
this technology has become critical to staying competitive in today’s
healthcare market,” said Allscripts Chief Executive Officer, Glen
Tullman. “Leading medical practices like Santa Monica Bay Physicians
are proving that when physicians are informed with real-time clinical
information and connected to each other and to the wider community of
care, everyone wins.”

About Santa Monica Bay Physicians

Santa Monica Bay Physicians (SMBP) provides primary care and
specialty medical services to patients throughout the Greater Los
Angeles area through its 32 providers in 10 offices in Santa Monica,
Pacific Palisades and surrounding communities. SMBP also operates the
nonprofit SMBP Foundation for Health Care, which provides charitable
health care to indigent and under-served communities, educational
material to health care professionals, and performs health care

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

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, 312-506-1217
             Santa Monica Bay Physicians
             Annie Infante, 310-656-1718

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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