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CHICAGO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care decision support tools
for physicians, announced today that the University of Minnesota Physicians
has chosen Allscripts to implement its TouchWorks(TM)suite of clinical
applications. Allscripts will provide TouchWorks to a total of 1,800 users,
including 450 physicians who practice in more than 44 medical specialties and
subspecialties. University of Minnesota Physicians will supply its physicians
with Allscripts TouchWorks solutions, including Rx+, Charge, Dictate,
Document, Note, Order, Physician Homebase, Result, and Workflow, in order to
automate the care delivery process and improve the quality and efficiency of
the delivery of patient care.

The decision to select Allscripts to provide a complete electronic medical
record (EMR) followed an extensive review by the University of Minnesota
Physicians Board. Selection requirements included specialty-specific
flexibility, the availability of leading-edge applications, the ability to
interface with their current IDX practice management system, as well as the
financial viability of the vendor.

“We are excited about the opportunity to implement an electronic record
that is physician owned, archived for our practice and linked to our hospital
partner for data access,” said Roby C. Thompson, Jr., M.D., Chairman of the
Board and CEO for University of Minnesota Physicians. “We specialize in
breakthroughs and we think this will be another one for our Faculty.
Allscripts set of solutions will enable us to provide our physicians with just
the right information at just the right time and, when it comes to caring for
patients, nothing is more valuable than having the best information at your

Todd R. Carlon, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer for the
University of Minnesota Physicians, added, “After extensive research we chose
Allscripts because of their forward looking technology and the fact that their
suite of applications could be deployed in a modular fashion. Additionally,
their ability to implement effectively and in an aggressive time frame were
important factors in our selection.”

“This represents one of our largest and most extensive agreements to
date”, commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts
Healthcare Solutions. “University of Minnesota is a leader and is taking a
significant step in improving their access to information by providing
TouchWorks applications to their 450 physicians. Our modular suite of
solutions provides the University of Minnesota Physicians team a way to
rapidly implement the right solutions for their various medical specialties
and subspecialties which will allow the entire group to quickly realize
measurable clinical and financial benefits.”

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of point-of-care
decision support solutions for physicians. The Company’s TouchWorks software
products enhance physician productivity and are accessed using a wireless
handheld or desktop workstation to automate the most common physician
activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs
and viewing results, providing patient education, and taking clinical notes.
Additionally, Allscripts provides patient compliance and healthcare product
education services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive unit.
Allscripts provides services to over 15,000 physicians at more than 4,000
sites across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq: IDXC); IMS Health
(NYSE: RX); Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX); Compaq (NYSE: CPQ); Merck-Medco;
and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT).

TouchWorks is a trademark of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. 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 2000 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at .

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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Vice President of Marketing of Allscripts
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