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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 Springfield Clinic has
selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record, in a contract
valued in excess of $2 million, to further enhance the quality of
patient care provided by Springfield’s 213 physicians.

“Springfield Clinic is driven to provide the highest quality care
of any clinic in the country, and we are excited to offer our patients
the full value of the leading electronic health record,” said Michael
Maynard, Chief Executive Officer of Springfield Clinic. “Our
investment in Allscripts innovative technology is another example of
our determination to continually improve the quality and efficiency of
care that our physicians deliver.”

The Allscripts solution streamlines and improves the practice of
medicine by simplifying the work of physicians, nurses and other
healthcare professionals. Allscripts Web-based architecture shares
information through a single clinical data repository, which will
allow Springfield Clinic clinicians, across 22 locations, to instantly
access patient records as well as the latest evidence-based knowledge
when and where they need it – at the point of care.

Allscripts connectivity will also enable the physician-owned
multi-specialty group to create a centralized call center which
patients from across the region may contact with medical questions and
prescription refill requests, said Jim Hewitt, Springfield Clinic’s
Chief Information Officer. Hewitt said a key reason for selecting
Allscripts was that its electronic health record will help Springfield
clinic’s physicians adopt pay-for-performance programs that offer
financial incentives for meeting care benchmarks such as improved
outcomes for patients with diabetes and hypertension.

“There is no way we could participate in pay-for-performance
without Allscripts,” said Hewitt. “It would take a small army to pull
2,000 paper charts and analyze them to determine how well we were
doing on management of diabetes or immunizations. With Allscripts, we
can do this instantly, and we can survey and proactively manage our
entire patient population.”

Springfield Clinic will integrate Allscripts with its existing
IDX(R) Flowcast(TM) practice management solution from IDX Systems
Corporation. Allscripts and IDX, now apart of GE Healthcare, share a
strategic relationship that will directly link clinical and financial
information to support operational improvements at Springfield Clinic.

“Equipping physicians with critical information technology that is
designed to meet their needs can produce transformational results in
the healthcare of entire populations,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Allscripts is proud to partner with
Springfield Clinic to deliver enhanced patient care to the communities
of Central Illinois.”

About Springfield Clinic

Springfield Clinic’s more than 200 physicians and surgeons serve
the communities of Central Illinois by providing medical specialists
from virtually every field of medicine in 22 locations. Our goal is to
create a health system where evidence-based medicine and compassionate
patient care are enhanced by innovation and technology. Springfield
Clinic fervently believes this approach to medicine will create the
greatest value for our patients, employers and health insurance

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 clinical software applications include
Electronic Health Record, e-prescribing and document imaging
solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product
education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients
through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medical 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 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 2004 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
             Springfield Clinic
             Jim Hewitt, 217-525-4503

    SOURCE: Allscripts
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