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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. & CHICAGO, May 20, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
for physicians, announced today that the Company’s TouchWorks(TM)
solution won top honors in the category of “EHR Systems for Medium and
Large Practices” at the 2004 TEPR Convention and Exposition. Following
live presentations from the top three finalists earlier in the week, a
panel of 11 industry expert judges awarded Top Honors to TouchWorks in
the electronic health record (EHR) category. TEPR officials selected
TouchWorks as a finalist from a field of 88 applicants across eight
different award categories.

“Physicians need world-class software and technology to
fundamentally change and improve healthcare quality. Competitions like
the TEPR awards serve as an excellent forum for providers and other
stakeholders to evaluate the best available options,” commented Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.
“We are very excited that TouchWorks continues to receive recognition
in independent evaluations from leading industry experts.”

The award-winning TouchWorks EMR (electronic medical record) has
recently garnered several other accolades. TouchWorks has also been
recognized with:

    --  The highest overall rating in the 2004 Annual EMR Perception
        Report from KLAS, the only research and consulting firm
        specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of
        healthcare's information technology vendors based on
        evaluations from their customers

    --  Four consecutive 5-Star ratings from the AC Group, which
        conducts the industry's most extensive and comprehensive
        evaluation of EHR functional criteria

    --  The "Most Innovative Information Technology in a Physician
        Community" Award from TETHIC, a leading organization that
        addresses the challenges and opportunities presented by new
        technology and healthcare innovation

Dr. Peter Geerlofs, Chief Medical Officer of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions and the presenter at the competition, had praise for the
process. “The Medical Records Institute has gone to great lengths to
make their annual awards a serious and well vetted event, enlisting 11
expert judges from health care for this particular category. I’m
pleased that the hard work of our team has been recognized in this

About the Medical Records Institute

Medical Records Institute is committed to promoting the
development and acceptance of electronic health care. Since 1983, MRI
has pursued this mission on a national and international basis by
sponsoring educational programs, including TEPR, ( one of
the largest health information technology conferences in the world
designed to share the knowledge, experience, and solutions of
healthcare informatics leaders and vendors, scheduled May 2002 at the
Washington State Convention Center. MRI supports, coordinates and
leads the process of creating healthcare information standards by
conducting surveys and studies related to selected EHR and standards
issues, assisting EHR developers in finding alliances and partnerships
and acting as a voice of conscience on aspects of confidentiality,
security, and social impact.

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


SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

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