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CHICAGO and TACOMA, Wash., June 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that Tacoma Digestive Disease Center has selected HealthMatics(R)
Office, the integrated Electronic Health Record and Practice Management System
from Allscripts, to automate clinical and financial operations for the group’s
14 providers.


“We want to be the first place that people come for quality care and the
clear market leader in using technology to improve patient care,” said John
Greg Carrougher, M.D., Medical Director of Tacoma Digestive Disease Center,
which has four locations across the Tacoma area. “We feel assured that
Allscripts will provide our physicians instant access to the latest patient
information anytime and anywhere, while consolidating our billing, scheduling
and order entry for greater efficiency and patient satisfaction.”

HealthMatics Office combines the power of HealthMatics Electronic Health
Record and HealthMatics Ntierprise Practice Management to provide one
full-circle, seamless patient information management solution. Built on a
single intelligent platform, HealthMatics Office will link Tacoma Digestive
Disease Center’s business and clinical departments, providing caregivers
instant and secure access to complete patient records in the clinic, at the
hospital or remotely.

The Allscripts solution will be integrated with the Center’s Provation
Medical software from Wolters Kluwer Health, which allows clinicians to create
and finalize procedure notes in minutes — complete with the appropriate codes
for proper reimbursement, compliance and faster payment. Allscripts also will
provide an interface between HealthMatics Office and all of the laboratory
services used by the Center, to enable electronic lab orders and viewing of
test results.

The Center joins more than 80 gastro-specific physician groups nationwide
who use HealthMatics to automate and connect their clinical and back-office
functions. Office Manager Jody Patterson, RN, CGRN, said the group selected
Allscripts after a two-year search for its simple user interface and
comprehensive functionality, including gastroenterology-specific content.

    HealthMatics Office provides gastroenterologists the ability to:

    -- Create management plans that correlate patient information from
       referring doctors
    -- Manage disease entities such as GERD, PUD, malignancies, hypertension,
       and diabetes
    -- Easily manage procedures with built-in Procedure Rules for EGD,
       Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy
    -- Support pre-planning and post-hospitalization care
    -- Import procedure-generated images into patient chart (Flexible
       Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Pentax and Olympus)
    -- Meet stringent documentation requirements for better coding and
       regulatory accountability
    -- Easily generate professional and complete consult letters and procedure

“A major selling point for us was the EHR’s ability to collate diagnostic
findings, procedural results, and past medical histories, which is vital for
managing disease conditions,” said Patterson.

Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman commented, “Tacoma
Digestive Disease Center is yet another specialty group that has chosen
Allscripts because we deliver. By incorporating Wolters Kluwer Provation
software, we provide a fast and very effective way to document procedures and
enhance the communication flow. Better software, better connectivity and
information leads to improved patient care delivered more cost-effectively —
and we’re excited to partner with the Center to deliver on that promise.”

About Tacoma Digestive Disease Center

The Tacoma Digestive Disease Center (TDDC) is a medical professional
corporation founded in 1992 by Richard D. Baerg, M.D. The Center’s goal is to
provide the highest quality care to patients afflicted with digestive diseases
and to promote digestive health through education and other preventive
measures in a timely fashion, utilizing comprehensive, state-of-the art
diagnostic and therapeutic services for the evaluation and treatment of
digestive disorders. TDDC’s practitioners are nationally and internationally
renowned. TDDC’s four clinics and two ambulatory endoscopy centers have been
accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

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

James Leigh, IT Manager of Tacoma Digestive Disease Center, +1-253-284-5156,; or Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein Senior Manager - Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts
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