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                Care ReDesign Strategy Includes mEMR Solution

ORANGE, Calif., and CHICAGO, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software
and information solutions for physicians, announced today that St. Joseph
Health System (SJHS) selected the full suite of TouchWorks(TM) clinical
applications for 100 physicians, with the option of adding more physicians at
a later date.

SJHS selected the TouchWorks EMR solution as one of the four pillars of
their Care ReDesign initiative to drive patient safety and organization
efficiency. SJHS is redesigning their care processes to take maximum
advantage of clinical automation solutions. SJHS will use this change to
develop and standardize their best practices, specifically in the outpatient

“At St. Joseph Health System, our Care ReDesign initiative is focused on
creating more holistic, patient-centered care that is technologically enabled,
resulting in improved clinical excellence, customer satisfaction and
operational performance,” said Ben Williams, Senior Vice President and CIO of
St. Joseph Health System. “Allscripts is a key partner in our vendor
aggregation strategy that brings together inpatient and outpatient technology
to enhance the SJHS mission of delivering the highest quality care to the
communities we serve.”

“Automating our physicians with TouchWorks will give our providers access
to critical data elements for clinical decision making at the point of care,”
commented C. R. Burke, Chief Administrative Officer of St. Joseph Heritage
Healthcare. “The TouchWorks modular approach to the EMR is important to us
because it lets us control the timing of the implementation.”

Using the modular approach to the electronic medical record, or mEMR(TM),
SJHS can first implement the capabilities of the EMR that matter most to their
physicians, and add more functionality at their own pace. SJHS will initially
bring physicians live on the digital dictation, document management, result
viewing, e-prescribing, and physician reference modules of the TouchWorks EMR.
Later phases will add charge capture, order entry, document imaging (scanning)
and clinical documentation components. With implementation efforts already
underway, SJHS expects to bring TouchWorks live in September of this year.

“TouchWorks breaks the monolithic, traditional EMR model into manageable
and functional pieces that organizations can implement at their own pace and
direction,” stated Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. “Physician utilization is key to the success of any EMR
solution, and the modular approach makes TouchWorks technology more
comfortable for physicians to adopt.”

St. Joseph Health System, an IDX customer since 1993, will integrate
TouchWorks with the IDX Flowcast(TM) business performance solution. The
integration of TouchWorks and Flowcast links clinical and financial
activities, driving operational improvements. For example, physicians using a
handheld device can enter patient encounter related information at the point
of care using TouchWorks and then submit the data wirelessly to IDX billing
software, a process that ensures accuracy, increases efficiency and speeds

About St. Joseph Health System

St. Joseph Health System (SJHS) is an integrated healthcare delivery
organization that exists to extend the Catholic healthcare ministry of the
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. SJHS provides a broad range of medical
services within three geographic regions — Northern California, Southern
California and West Texas/Eastern New Mexico. With net revenues of
$2.5 billion, the system family includes 15 hospitals and three home health
agencies, as well as hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing
facilities and physician organizations. SJHS is enriched by the services of
nearly 19,000 employees and more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. In 2002,
SJHS provided more than $220 million in community benefit and care for the
poor services.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical
software and information solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks
software is a modular electronic medical record that enhances physician
productivity using a wireless handheld device, Tablet PC, or desktop
workstation to automate the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results,
providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters.
Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product education
services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) business and
also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and
services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (NYSE: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco

TouchWorks, mEMR, and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS on the Web at . Flowcast
is a trademark of IDX Systems.

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 2001 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at .

SOURCE  Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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    /CONTACT:  Dan Michelson, Vice President of Marketing, +1-847-680-3515,
Ext. 4330, , or Paul Peterson, Senior Marketing
Manager, +1-847-680-3515, Ext. 4475, , both of
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CO:  Allscripts Healthcare Solutions; St. Joseph Health System
ST:  California, Illinois

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