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CHICAGO and MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —
Allscripts announced today that Southwest General Health Center (SGHC) has
selected Allscripts Professional(R) Electronic Health Record (EHR) for its 30
employed physicians in multi-specialty practices across suburban Cleveland,


SGHC is a 356-bed acute care hospital and health center with its own
physician group, outpatient clinics and home care services. It has been named
one of the nation’s Top 50 hospitals by Healthgrades, and a Top 100 hospital
by Thomson Reuters.

SGHC selected Allscripts because of the company’s stability and vision,
and because its physicians liked the Electronic Health Record’s exceptional
flexibility and usability.

“Our practices have multiple locations, and the current method of moving
paper charts from one office to another is not efficient,” noted Jeff Bushong,
Executive Director of Southwest General Medical Group, SGHC’s employed medical
group. “The Allscripts Electronic Health Record will make it much easier to
access patient information wherever a doctor happens to be. The ability to
interface the ambulatory care record with our Cerner hospital information
system will also help physicians access lab results and hospital reports more
quickly, and improve the coordination of care across our enterprise.”

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record will be integrated with SGHC’s
MicroMd practice management system, and connected to all of the labs and
imaging centers the group does business with. The solution is flexible enough
to accommodate the needs of all of the practice’s specialties across its 15

Terri Rini Barber, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of SGHC,
commented, “Allscripts technology will improve our physicians’ workflow and
ensure that they get the right information at the right time to make informed
decisions for our patients.”

Bushong noted that the Electronic Health Record will enable the group to
take advantage of upcoming federal stimulus incentives. The American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act of 2009 makes available a maximum of between $44,000 and
$64,000 in incentives for physicians who deploy and use Electronic Health
Records. Studies demonstrate that effective use of Electronic Health Records
reduces medical errors, improves clinical quality, and leads to better patient
outcomes by enabling real-time access to patient records, medical information
and best-practice guidelines, as well as electronic connectivity to all
healthcare stakeholders, including patients.

Allscripts will deliver the Electronic Health Record for SGHC physicians
using secure Internet connections that leverage the Software as a Service
(SaaS) model. This is a simple, affordable means of delivering vital patient
information to caregivers without the upfront costs of purchasing new computer
equipment or adding extra IT staff to host the solution in-house. The SaaS
model also speeds deployment and is becoming an increasingly important option
for mid-sized and independent practices.

“As we move from simple use of an Electronic Health Record to an
information based healthcare system, physicians, like those at Southwest
General, will appreciate not only our ease of use and deployment capabilities,
but also the depth and breadth of our Professional Electronic Health Record
and its ability to produce the kind of quality reporting that will become
increasingly important in the post-stimulus environment,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “The availability of government
financial incentives paired with our Software as a Service hosted environment
capability for easier deployment and management makes this the right time for
Southwest General to position its physicians for the future with our
CCHIT-certified Electronic Health Record.”

The Allscripts Professional Electronic Health Record for independent and
medium-sized physician practices is an easy-to-deploy, physician-centric
solution that helps doctors provide safe, high-quality, cost-effective care.
The Electronic Health Record gives caregivers instant and secure access to the
complete patient record anytime and anywhere, while automating everyday
clinical tasks and connecting physicians to pharmacies, laboratories and other
healthcare stakeholders.

About Southwest General Health Center

Recognized as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades,
Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 354-bed acute care facility
located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General is
home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art
medical technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing
personalized care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and
communities it serves. Southwest General is the recipient of many national
awards, including two from Thomson Reuters: 100 Top Hospitals and 100 Top
Cardiovascular Hospitals. For six consecutive years Southwest General has been
named among the Northcoast 99 Best Places to Work by the Employers Resource
Council, and Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work nationally in the
health care industry.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to
healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000
post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health
of their patients and their bottom line. The company’s award-winning
solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue
cycle management, practice management, document management, medication
services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems
and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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laws or regulations in the healthcare industry; possible regulation of the
Company’s software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility
of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified
personnel; our ability to identify and complete acquisitions, manage our
growth and integrate acquisitions; the ability to recognize the benefits of
the merger with Misys Healthcare Systems, LLC (“MHS”); the integration of MHS
with the Company and the possible disruption of current plans and operations
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information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Allscripts – 05/27/2009
CONTACT: Dan Michelson,
Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,,
or Todd Stein, Senior Manager/Public Relations,
both of Allscripts; or Terri Rini
Barber, M. Ed. PMP CPHIMS,
Vice President/ Chief Information Officer of
Southwest General Health Center, +1-440-816-8637,
Web Site:

CO: Allscripts; Southwest General Health Center

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