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Version 11 of TouchWorks Provides a ‘Revolutionary Breakthrough’ in Connectivity, Content and Ease of UseCHICAGO and WASHINGTON, May 22, 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 TouchWorks(TM) version 11 (v11), the latest version of the
award-winning TouchWorks Electronic Health Record (EHR), is live at its first
national site, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
(MFA), a 300-physician multi-specialty group in Washington, D.C.


TouchWorks v11 is the first truly “transformative” Electronic Health
Record, representing a third phase in EHR development. First-generation
Electronic Medical Records were developed to automate the paper-based medical
record. Second-generation systems went beyond simple automation to improve
office efficiency, introduce point-of-care decision support and provide basic
connectivity outside the four walls of the clinic. In this third phase of
development, to meet a physician’s most urgent requirements, Allscripts
provides the ability to truly transform healthcare, with robust tools for
documentation and orders, a breakthrough in connectivity and preloaded
connections to a range of devices, seamless support for pay-for-performance
and quality initiatives, and an advanced user experience that lets physicians
easily configure the system to their own specific needs while protecting the
discrete data needed for research and analysis.

“TouchWorks v11 is truly a revolutionary breakthrough in Electronic Health
Record design and functionality,” said Stephen Badger, Chief Executive Officer
of MFA, who championed the group’s participation as the first national v11
launch site. MFA is the faculty physician group of the George Washington
University School of Medicine, and currently has more than 400 physician
residents in training. “Allscripts clearly designed v11 with physicians in
mind as it enhances the clinical work space, streamlines the order process and
dramatically reduces the clicks necessary to finalize entries into the
Electronic Health Record. There is real excitement around here with these very
significant improvements that will make the lives of our physicians even

TouchWorks v11 focuses on the physician experience by delivering an order-
of-magnitude improvement in the overall speed of workflow. Allscripts
employed an iterative design process that gathered extensive feedback from
hundreds of physician users to understand and build the process models and
solutions required to support seamless workflows. The result is a combination
of innovative clinical tools, technology advances and user interface
enhancements that streamline and improve the clinical experience.

“Version 11 delivers not only what physicians want today but what
healthcare enterprises will need tomorrow — a truly transformative clinical
experience,” said Praveen Toteja, MFA’s Chief Information Officer, who oversaw
the medical group’s v11 training for its 700 physicians and residents, and
nearly 900 staff members in just 10 days. “Transformed healthcare is about
putting the patient at the center of the process, with a team of providers who
may work separately but who are all on the same page, with instant access to
all of the information they need to manage the patient’s health — and that’s
what v11 gives us.”

    Key features of the v11 experience include:

    -- Advanced health management through more than 1,200 CareGuide(TM)
       Templates and note forms covering the complete physical exam, several
       hundred symptoms and at least 100 chronic problems and health
       maintenance exams, provided through a $14 million investment with
       Wolters Kluwer Health. CareGuides help clinicians rapidly sort through
       complex data to understand the patient more accurately but in less
       time, providing seamless support for pay-for-performance and quality

    -- Plug-and-play connectivity through the Universal Application Integrator
       (UAI), new architecture that allows Allscripts to quickly meet client
       needs by enabling over 60 different third-party devices and
       applications to "plug-in" to TouchWorks through a standard interface.

    -- Streamlined documentation with the v11 Note application, which
       incorporates the ease of use and intuition of forms-based solutions,
       while avoiding their inflexibility. The v11 Note module dynamically
       configures itself based on a patient's chief complaints, assessed
       problems and other visit attributes.

    -- Unprecedented levels of ready-to-use clinical content to accelerate
       physician utilization, including favorites lists for problems,
       medications, orders, allergies, immunizations and more, for all the
       major specialties. TouchWorks v11 will include over 300 forms for
       symptoms, 100 chronic problem HPI forms and a complete set of physical
       exam forms, complex and brief, by sex and age.

    -- Unparalleled speed and efficiency with a new, intuitive user interface
       that makes it possible for clinicians to move from workflow to workflow
       with the fewest possible clicks.

    -- .NET Technology providing thick-client benefits within the shell of a
       browser, and sub-second speed yielding substantial time savings for
       physicians. TouchWorks v11, like its predecessors, is a browser-based
       application, making it easy to install across a large network and to
       access anywhere at anytime.

    -- Clinical Desktop(TM) to enable physicians to design the system to meet
       the unique needs of primary care and specialty physicians. Because one
       size does not fit all, TouchWorks v11 gives the user an unprecedented
       level of configurability.

“For years now, the Electronic Health Record has offered significant
improvements in patient safety, quality of care and efficiency over paper
records, but with TouchWorks v11 the full promise of the technology can now be
realized,” said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “By
providing information at the point of care, real-time connectivity, and
physician-designed features and functionality, we are beginning to transform
how physicians and other caregivers deliver healthcare.”

About The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates

The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates is the largest
multi-specialty physician group in Washington, DC, conveniently located under
one roof one mile from the White House. MFA’s more than 300 physicians in
forty-one medical specialties serve over 450,000 patients each year, including
many national leaders. Affiliated with George Washington University School of
Medicine, MFA is a world-class physician training ground, currently with over
400 physician residents in training. Visit MFA on the Web at

About Allscripts

Allscripts 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

Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-312-506-1217,, or Todd Stein, Senior Manager-Public Relations,
+1-312-506-1216,, both of Allscripts; David Garofalo,
Communications Manager of George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates,
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