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CHICAGO, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ — Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of point-of-care decision support tools
for physicians, announced today that USC Care Medical Group, Inc. has selected
Allscripts to provide its TouchWorks(TM) solutions, including Rx+,
FirstFill(TM) and Charge, to physicians at the group’s new state-of-the-art
clinic in downtown Los Angeles. The Allscripts solution will enable USC Care
Medical Group physicians to automate key physician and staff functions, such
as capturing charges and writing prescriptions, while offering additional
services to patients at the point of care, such as the ability to receive the
most commonly prescribed medications at the clinic.

The decision to select Allscripts was the result of TouchWorks ability to
save time and increase both physician productivity and patient satisfaction.
Allscripts proven ability to integrate reliably with the IDX practice
management system was also a major factor in USC’s decision.

“Medication delivery and billing are probably the two most cumbersome and
paper intensive processes in health care. Additionally, both can be
inconvenient for the patient. We believe that TouchWorks will enable USC to
simplify both of these processes, which will yield both clinical and economic
benefits for our group and for our patients,” said Jeffry Huffman, M.D.,
President and Chief Executive Officer of USC Care Medical Group, Inc. “For
example, Allscripts e-prescribing product can provide information our
physicians need, such as if a patient had a prior adverse reaction to a
specific medication. This technology is one of our initiatives to reduce
medication errors, a problem that has become a major public health issue.
TouchWorks Charge(TM) will simplify the charge capture process, which will
save time for our physicians and our staff, allowing them to focus more time
on patient care. In addition, we expect TouchWorks Charge will eliminate lost
charges by recording and submitting charges promptly, decrease rework and
denial rates, and reduce posting to payment time from weeks to hours.”

“As USC Care Medical Group brings their new state-of-the-art facility on-
line, we’re pleased that they have selected our state-of-the-art TouchWorks
solutions for their physicians,” commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive
Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. “Our seamless integration with
the IDX management system will enhance USC’s focus on effective and efficient
healthcare management while our TouchWorks applications will facilitate the
superior level of care that USC physicians provide for their patients.”

About USC Care Medical Group

USC Care Medical Group, Inc. is the non-profit practice corporation for
more than 450 physicians who are on the faculty of the Keck School of Medicine
of the University of Southern California. These doctors not only practice
medicine, but also are involved on a daily basis in the latest medical
advances. USC doctors see patients at a variety of facilities including USC
University Hospital, USC/Norris Cancer Center, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
and the Doheny Eye Institute. The USC-affiliated facilities are all located
within minutes of downtown Los Angeles.

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, capturing charges, dictating, 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, FirstFill, and TouchWorks Charge are trademarks 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,
+1-800-654-0889, Ext. 4330, /

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