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   Long Island Hospital to Implement Electronic Health Record and Emergency
            Department Information System for Over 150 Physicians

CHICAGO and MINEOLA, N.Y., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Allscripts
(Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today
announced that Winthrop-University Hospital (Winthrop) has selected the
HealthMatics(R) ED Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to automate
patient care processes in its Emergency Department and the TouchWorks(TM)
Electronic Health Record (EHR) for its hospital-based physician practices.


The $2 million agreement marks the first joint sale of HealthMatics ED and
TouchWorks. By connecting clinical records from Winthrop’s Emergency
Department with the Electronic Health Record for 152 physicians in the
hospital’s owned practices, the agreement bridges an information gap that is
common in hospitals across the country.

“Winthrop-University Hospital is proud to join with Allscripts as we
continue to improve physician access to vital health information,” said John
F. Collins, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Winthrop, a
591-bed Long Island medical center and regional trauma center that is the
primary teaching affiliate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook
School of Medicine. “This is a dramatic step towards our vision of an
integrated clinical information system that enables our physicians to access
inpatient and outpatient medical information to make sound, real-time clinical
decisions and develop individualized plans of care.”

HealthMatics ED ( electronically
streamlines processes for the entire Emergency Department, including tracking,
triage, nurse and physician charting, disposition and reporting. The
Allscripts system will integrate with Winthrop’s existing Siemens CPOE system.
The TouchWorks Electronic Health Record (
provides Winthrop’s physicians instant access to patient information when and
where they need it — at the hospital, in their practices, or while on-call at
home. TouchWorks automates and improves the safety of everyday clinical tasks
including prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and reviewing tests,
and documenting patient care.

“Allscripts was the only vendor with proven state-of-the-art EHR and ED
solutions,” said Dr. Steven Fishbane, Chairman of Winthrop’s Clinical
Information Systems Executive Steering Committee. “TouchWorks was selected
nearly unanimously by the 75 physicians who spent two days reviewing the major
vendor offerings, finding it to be the most user-friendly and the most
sophisticated. HealthMatics ED was the clear choice because it’s so intuitive
and doesn’t make you change the way you practice medicine.”

Winthrop hopes eventually to offer the Electronic Health Record to all of
its more than 1,500 affiliated physicians in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens
Counties on Long Island, according to Collins.

“We are proud to partner with Winthrop-University Hospital to solve an
age-old problem for physicians by connecting information from the Emergency
Department to the ambulatory Electronic Health Record,” said Glen Tullman,
Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “Connectivity between physicians inside
and outside the four walls of the hospital not only is central to our vision
of a connected healthcare system but we believe will enable Winthrop to
further improve the quality of patient care, reduce physician rework, and
therefore cut costs.”

Winthrop will integrate TouchWorks with Centricity Business (formerly
IDX(R) Flowcast(R)), the practice management system used by its owned
practices. Allscripts and IDX, now a part of GE Healthcare, share a strategic
relationship that directly links clinical and financial information systems to
support process redesign and operational enhancements.

About Winthrop-University Hospital

Winthrop is a 591-bed teaching hospital located on Long Island in Mineola,
New York. A major regional healthcare resource, the hospital has been a
leading healthcare provider for more than a century, committed to the
integrity, dignity and well-being of every individual. Winthrop offers a full
complement of inpatient and outpatient services, with a deep commitment to
medical education and research. Visit Winthrop on the web at

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and
information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s
business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform
healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group’s award-winning software applications
include electronic health record, practice management, electronic prescribing,
document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions.
Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity
solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM)
Group and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services
Group. To learn more, 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 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site
maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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