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2004–From the floor of the 2004 TEPR Annual Conference and
Exhibition, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
for physicians, announced today that their TouchWorks(TM) EMR
(electronic medical record) earned a fourth consecutive 5-Star rating
in the AC Group’s 2004 EMR/EHR Survey. The study was based on more
than 5,000 functional criteria across four categories. For the first
time, the 2004 report includes a point system based on a combination
of functionality, company size, client base, end-user satisfaction,
and price. AC Group included 33 EMR application vendors in the

“The challenge with EMRs is that it is very difficult for the
average physician practice to effectively evaluate its options,”
commented Mark Anderson, Healthcare IT Futurist and author of the
report. “The survey is an extensive evaluation of functional criteria
that can serve as a valuable tool for the vendor selection process.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has clearly established itself as a
leader in this market place.”

The AC Group EMR report is based on 28 months of research and the
cumulative results of a 70-page questionnaire that includes 5,155
functional questions divided into 27 categories and four methods of
operations, including desktop capability, wireless capability, remote
access capability and PDA/mobile capability. The survey is an
extensive evaluation of functional criteria that can serve as a
valuable tool for the vendor selection process.

“This top rating reflects our commitment to our clients and our
focus on the functional needs of the physician,” stated Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “This
continued success stems from the dedication of our people who not only
deliver world-class software but also are focused on the deployment
and on-going usability of the software, or, said another way, the
entire physician and patient experience. We want to improve the
process across the board.”

For more information about AC Group’s 2004 EMR evaluation, visit
the AC Group Web site at

About AC Group Inc.

AC Group Inc. ( is an information technology
advisory and research service designed to save healthcare industry
participants time and resources in IT decision-making. More than 500
healthcare organizations worldwide have approached their most critical
IT challenges with the help of trusted advisors from ACG. Since 1972,
ACG advisors have been helping IT professionals make better strategic
and tactical decisions. ACG offers clients the advantage of the finest
industry research available anywhere, as well as a resource equally
valuable – the collective hindsight of hundreds of companies whose IT
experiences it has monitored and analyzed in detail. This unmatched
combination of market research and real-world IT assessment gives
clients the tools they need to eliminate wasteful IT spending, avoid
the inefficiency of trial and error, and discover a superior
alternative to “guess” decisions. For healthcare clients, ACG provides
independent advisory and consultative services designed to assist
vendors in their Business Strategies, Market and Customer Strategies,
Competitive Analysis and Product Profiling. The AC Group is led by
Mark Anderson. Prior to forming AC Group, Mr. Anderson was the
worldwide head and VP of Healthcare for META Group, Inc., the Chief
Information Officer (CIO) with West Tennessee Healthcare, the
Corporate CIO for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System,
the Corporate Internal IT Consultant with the Sisters of Providence
(SOP) Hospitals, and the Executive Director for Management Services
for Denver Health and Hospitals and Harris County Hospital District.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of
clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for
physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks(TM) software is a modular
Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances physician productivity
by automating the most common physician activities including
prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing
results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical
encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest Tablet PCs, wireless
handheld devices, desktop workstations and over the Internet. AHS also
offers electronic document imaging and scanning solutions through its
Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary. Additionally, AHS provides
healthcare product education and market research programs for
physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication
fulfillment services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS
on the Web at

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

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 2003
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4330
             Paul Peterson, 847-680-3515, Ext. 4475

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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