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CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced
today that Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) will deploy the TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution to automate and
connect clinical and administrative processes for 300 of its physician


SCMG is an Independent Practice Association (IPA) of more than 700 primary
care and specialty physicians in private practices across San Diego County.
Physicians in the SCMG network serve more than 165,000 managed care patients.
The IPA is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare, a not-for-profit integrated
healthcare delivery system that includes four acute care hospitals, three
specialty hospitals and two other medical groups that have implemented the
TouchWorks Electronic Health Record. SCMG selected Allscripts based on its
track record of success at two other Sharp HealthCare medical groups, Sharp
Rees-Stealy and Sharp Mission Park, and its experience with other IPAs.

“Allscripts was clearly the safe choice and the best choice, because it
provided our physicians and their support staff the convenience, safety and
efficiency of the latest information technology breakthroughs,” said Elizabeth
Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of SCMG. “They have proven to be a great
partner for Sharp’s other medical groups, and we’re confident they’ll deliver
the same high level of support and attention to our physicians.”

TouchWorks ( will enable SCMG’s physicians
to instantly access patient information when and where they need it – in their
practices, at the hospital or while on-call at home. The web-based solution
speeds and automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling
medications, ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. Additionally,
TouchWorks combines sophisticated scheduling and financial management tools in
a single package and incorporates advanced functionality such as rule-based
appointment scheduling, multi-resource and recurring appointment features,
referral and eligibility indicators, and appointment and claims management.
The combined EHR-PM solution is built on a single intelligent platform with
Microsoft SQL Server technology to meet the clinical and administrative needs
of medical groups across the country.

“Our physicians are dedicated to delivering the best possible patient care
as efficiently as possible, and Allscripts has proven they can deliver the
tools to help physicians do just that,” said Christopher McGlone, Chief
Operating Officer of SCMG. “We’re excited to be able to offer this integrated
solution to our physicians, many of them in smaller practices who may feel
they can’t afford a full Electronic Health Record but who want the benefits of
patient safety, efficiency and connectivity to the entire Sharp network of

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “We are proud
to have been selected by yet another affiliated medical group of Sharp
HealthCare, known across the country for their commitment to using information
technology to improve healthcare. Sharp Community Medical Group joins a
growing list of IPAs that are rolling out our Electronic Health Record and
Practice Management solution to help their physicians deliver higher quality
care more cost effectively.”

About Sharp Community Medical Group

Sharp Community Medical Group is an association of private practice
primary care physicians and specialists who practice in their own private
offices located conveniently throughout San Diego County. The Sharp Community
Medical Group network includes over 700 primary care and specialty physicians
who currently provide care to more than 165,000 managed care patients.

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

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