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University Of Minnesota Physicians Selects Allscripts

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 fingertips."

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 allscripts.com .

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 www.sec.gov .

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SOURCE Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Vice President of Marketing of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, +1-800-654-0889, ext. 4330, dan.michelson@allscripts.com /