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 Allscripts-Led Initiative Works With Google Health to Enable Greater Online
                Collaboration between Physicians and Patients

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Direct from the 2008
HIMSS Exhibition and Conference, Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical
software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to
improve healthcare, announced a collaboration between the National
ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative(TM) (NEPSI(TM)) and Google Health to
provide physicians a new means of sharing health information over the Internet
with their patients.


Google Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt previewed the Google Health
product — which is not yet publicly available but being tested in a pilot —
in his keynote address at HIMSS this morning. Dr. Schmidt also included NEPSI
as an organization that Google is working with to help provide better access
to patients’ medical records and unique services to help patients better
manage their health.

Allscripts is collaborating with Google to integrate the web-based NEPSI
electronic prescribing solution by Allscripts on the Google Health platform.
The software is offered at no cost to physicians across America as a key
element of NEPSI — a coalition of a number of the nation’s leading technology
and healthcare organizations led by Allscripts and Dell. Google has also
participated in the NEPSI coalition as the search sponsor. The collaboration
allows physicians using the NEPSI solution to securely transfer their
patients’ medication information into a Google Health account upon request by
the user/patient. This connectivity provides patients with accurate clinical
information helping them to better coordinate their care with a multitude of

“More and more patients are turning to the Internet for health
information, and any platform that enhances patient-physician interactions
will help improve their health,” said Frank Opelka, M.D., Co-Chair of NEPSI,
Chief Executive Officer of LSU Healthcare Network in New Orleans, and a member
of the national Quality Alliance Steering Committee. “By giving patients the
ability to collect their medication history and other clinical information,
NEPSI’s collaboration with Google Health will be a great help in encouraging
smarter, more engaged patients — which ultimately results in better care.”

The Allscripts solution replaces paper prescriptions with sophisticated
technology that automates the prescription-writing process, helping to avoid
dangerous medication errors attributed to illegible handwriting, and
delivering automated safety checks. By allowing physicians to send electronic
prescriptions to a patient’s preferred pharmacy, NEPSI e-prescribing saves
time and adds efficiency to the process for patients and pharmacists.

“The integration of NEPSI’s electronic prescribing solution and Google
Health means that patients will be able to gather, store and share their
medication and related health information online,” said Glen Tullman, Chief
Executive Officer of Allscripts and Co-Chair of NEPSI. “As the leading
provider of electronic health solutions for physicians, Allscripts, together
with NEPSI, sees its collaboration with Google Health as another way to enable
doctors to better communicate with their patients and increase the quality of
care through a higher level of connectivity and collaboration.”

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 unique solutions inform, connect and transform
healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000
physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics and
hospitals nationwide utilize Allscripts to automate and connect everyday tasks
such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and
scheduling, and safely discharging patients. To learn more, visit Allscripts

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


The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI) is a coalition
of the nation’s most prominent technology companies and leading healthcare
organizations dedicated to improving patient safety by providing free access
to simple, safe and secure electronic prescribing for every physician in
America. NEPSI includes national sponsors Allscripts and Dell; executive
sponsors Cisco, Fujitsu, Microsoft, NaviMedix, Quest Diagnostics, Sprint
Nextel and Wolters Kluwer Health; healthcare sponsors Aetna, Horizon BCBS of
New Jersey and WellPoint; connectivity sponsor SureScripts; and search sponsor
Google. Several integrated delivery networks and physician groups across the
US are leading the rollout of the NEPSI electronic prescribing solution, by
Allscripts, within their states and regions. For more information, visit NEPSI
on the web at

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