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CHICAGO, and BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that Southwestern Medical Clinic has selected Allscripts as their
provider of an integrated Electronic Health Record and Practice Management
solution to automate clinical and financial operations for the group’s nearly
70 healthcare providers.


Southwestern Medical Clinic is a multi-specialty group practice with 53
physicians and 13 mid-level providers caring for more than 80,000 patients in
eight locations across rural Berrien County, Michigan. Founded in the 1960s,
the group emphasizes the integration of medical care and Christian medical
missions. Its not-for-profit foundation offers scholarships to help medical
students and residents experience short term medical mission work around the

“At Southwestern Medical Clinic, we’re dedicated to treating all those in
need to the best of our ability and with the best available resources, whether
it’s through serving insured patients, reaching out to indigent and uninsured
patients, or traveling overseas to the places where God calls us to serve,”
said Warren C. White, Jr., FACMPE, the group’s Administrator, who also serves
as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Medical Group Management
Association (MGMA), a professional organization whose members manage 12,500
medical practices with more than 270,000 US physicians. “We are convinced
that Allscripts will help us fulfill our mission of providing the best quality

The integrated Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution
from Allscripts will link Southwestern Medical Clinic’s administrative and
clinical functions, enabling the group to be more productive while improving
service to patients. The Electronic Health Record provides anytime-anywhere
access to patient records and automates everyday clinical tasks such as
prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests, and
managing patient care according to clinical best practices. The Practice
Management solution delivers sophisticated scheduling and billing tools that
improve accuracy, speed reimbursement and enhance patient relations.

“Of all the vendors that we assessed during our three-year selection
process, Allscripts offers the best balance of a very solid electronic health
record matched with a highly robust back-office application,” said JC Hearn,
PMP, Director of Special Projects for Southwestern Medical Clinic. “We are
confident that Allscripts is the best choice for us based not only on its
technology but also its strong financial base and its commitment to take care
of customers, which we heard over and over again from existing clients.”

Allscripts will replace Southwestern Medical Clinic’s 13-year-old practice
management system and digitize the organization’s paper medical charts, which
currently are sent by courier between clinics, some of which are more than 30
miles apart.

“Southwestern Medical Clinic is committed to the highest possible
standards of ethical care as well as better access to care, and Allscripts is
proud to help them deliver on their vision,” said Allscripts Chief Executive
Officer Glen Tullman. “Working together, we are providing better connectivity
and better information when and where it’s needed, leading to improved patient
care delivered more cost-effectively.”

About Southwestern Medical Clinic

Southwestern Medical Clinic integrates primary care, family practice,
critical care, general surgery, infectious disease, internal medicine, OB/Gyn,
pediatrics, radiology, Christian Counseling and physical therapy into a
unified body of service offerings and providers. Since its founding,
Southwestern Medical Clinic has maintained a Christian ministry practice
combining a private business structure with a heart for Christian medical
mission. The Clinic focuses on treating and serving patients in the local
community, including those in need who may not have access to other providers,
while also supporting its member physicians who are providing care
internationally. To learn more, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) is the leading provider of clinical software,
connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve
healthcare. The Company’s business units provide unique solutions that inform,
connect and transform healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software
applications include Electronic Health Records, practice management,
e-prescribing, document imaging, emergency department, and care management
solutions, all offered through the Company’s Clinical Solutions units.
Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM)
unit, and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
unit. 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 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

SOURCE  Allscripts
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+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts; or JC Hearn,
Director, Special Projects, of Southwestern Medical Clinic,
+1-269-471-1700 ext. 6525,
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CO:  Allscripts; Southwestern Medical Clinic
ST:  Illinois, Michigan

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