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  Large Oregon Multi-Specialty Physician Group to Implement EHR for Enhanced
                     Patient Care and Disease Management

CHICAGO and CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that The Corvallis Clinic has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic
Health Record to automate and connect its physicians across four locations.

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The Corvallis Clinic, open since 1947, is one of the largest independent,
multi-specialty physician groups in Oregon. By implementing TouchWorks, , the group’s 72 physicians and four
mid-level providers will gain instant, secure access to patient information
whenever and wherever they need it, whether in the clinic, at the hospital or
while on-call.

“In the world of paper records, it is impossible to consistently deliver
the highest quality of care in an optimal and efficient manner,” said Andrew
Perry, Chief Executive Officer of The Corvallis Clinic. “To manage the vast
amounts of data needed to track and improve our effectiveness in managing
chronic disease, we need an Electronic Health Record. It’s becoming the
standard of care, and we firmly believe this will ensure our ability to
maintain high quality patient care.”

The web-based TouchWorks Electronic Health Record automates many daily
clinical tasks, such as prescribing medications and documenting clinical
encounters, and connects physicians electronically to laboratories, insurers
and all other key healthcare stakeholders. The Allscripts solution also
improves management of chronic disease and empowers practices to participate
in valuable Pay-for-Performance initiatives. By automatically tracking key
patient outcomes, TouchWorks gives physicians tools to review the
effectiveness of disease management, including measurements of health
maintenance, care planning and provider productivity.

After nearly two years of evaluating different Electronic Health Record
vendors, The Corvallis Clinic selected Allscripts primarily because the
company has the best physician references, said Chip Colby, Director of
Information Technology.

“We went on a number of site visits and found many groups who liked their
Electronic Health Records. But when we visited an Allscripts site, we were
able to talk with physicians who not only liked the Allscripts product, but
felt it was superior,” said Colby. “They were glowing. The physicians loved
that they could customize the system in the way that best suited their
practice style.”

TouchWorks will be integrated with The Corvallis Clinic’s new practice
management system from NextGen, directly linking the clinical and financial
information systems to support operational efficiency.

“There is no better way to optimize the effectiveness of physicians in
managing chronic disease and the health of their patients than through the
Electronic Health Record,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of
Allscripts. “We are excited to partner with The Corvallis Clinic to help them
remain the preeminent source of patient care in the Willamette Valley.”

About The Corvallis Clinic

The Corvallis Clinic is an independent, multi-specialty medical group of
80 physicians and providers serving the mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon. The
Clinic has 585 employees and operates facilities in Albany, Corvallis, and
Philomath, Oregon.

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 software applications
include electronic health record, practice management, electronic prescribing,
document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions.
Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM)
Group and medication 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
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 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at .

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CO:  Allscripts; The Corvallis Clinic
ST:  Illinois, Oregon

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