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Robert A. Compton Joins Board of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2003--Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software and information solutions for physicians, announced that Robert A. Compton joined the Allscripts Board of Directors effective August 1, 2003. With a broad background in healthcare, medical devices and software technology companies, the Company expects to leverage Mr. Compton's experience in its TouchWorks(TM) and Physicians Interactive(TM) business units.

Mr. Compton has been a successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist for the past 20 years. He founded the privately-held medical software company NoInk Communications in February 2000 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Compton has funded or started more than two-dozen companies in software, medical devices, and healthcare services.

Previously, Mr. Compton was President of the Neurologic Technologies division of Medtronic, a $7.5 billion medical technology company. Prior to Medtronic, he was President and COO of Sofamor Danek Group, a $400 million medical device company acquired by Medtronic for $3.7 billion. In both of these businesses, Mr. Compton worked directly with physicians, hospitals and clinics throughout the country. With an undergraduate degree from Principia College and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Mr. Compton serves as a Trustee of the Campbell Orthopaedic Research Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, commented, "We expect Bob will play a key role in helping to guide our strategy in our Physicians Interactive business unit, given his healthcare and medical device background and expect to benefit from his operating experience and strong financial background across our business."

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions is the leading provider of clinical software and information solutions for physicians. The Company's TouchWorks software is a modular electronic medical record that enhances physician productivity using Tablet PCs, wireless handheld devices, or desktop workstations to automate the most common physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters. Additionally, AHS provides patient compliance and healthcare product education services for physicians through its Physicians Interactive business and also provides medication fulfillment services. AHS provides software and services to over 20,000 physicians across the U.S.

Strategic partners include IDX Systems (Nasdaq:IDXC); IMS Health (NYSE:RX); Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT); Hewlett-Packard Company; and Medco Health.

TouchWorks and Physicians Interactive are trademarks of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Visit AHS on the Web at www.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 2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Dan Michelson, , Ext. 4330
             Paul Peterson, , Ext. 4475

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