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(IDXC)(RX) TouchWorks Named Top EMR by KLAS; Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Earns Highest Vendor Score in 2004 Ambulatory EMR Perception Report

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HIMSS 2004 Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2004--From the floor of the 2004 HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society) Annual Convention and Exposition, KLAS Enterprises, LLC., reported that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for physicians, received the highest overall perception rating from a field of 16 electronic medical record (EMR) vendors providing applications for practices with over 25 physicians. Additionally, nearly half of the participants surveyed for the 2004 Ambulatory EMR Perception Report indicated that they would consider the TouchWorks(TM) EMR for their practices, surpassing all other vendors in the evaluation.

KLAS conducted this study to assess market perception of ambulatory EMR applications, discover key decision factors considered when selecting an EMR, and identify the most likely vendors to be included by healthcare organizations in their EMR selection process. For the study, KLAS interviewed more than 250 healthcare executives, CIO's, directors, managers, and clinicians.

"With an understanding of the credibility and importance of KLAS ratings, the Ambulatory EMR Perception Report underscores the leadership position that TouchWorks has gained in this marketplace," commented Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. "We are very pleased with this report as well as the top rankings that we have received in other industry consultant reports, such as those produced recently by the AC Group, Forrester Research, and Gartner."

For more information on the 2004 KLAS Ambulatory EMR Perception Report, visit KLAS on the Web at www.healthcomputing.com. The Ambulatory EMR Perception Report is available under the "Recent Specialty Reports" section.

About KLAS Enterprises, LLC.

Founded in 1996, KLAS is the only research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare's information technology (HIT) vendors. KLAS staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. In concern with thousands of healthcare executives, CIOs, directors, managers, and clinicians, KLAS has created a dynamic database of information on the performance of HIT vendors. The KLAS database represents the opinions of healthcare executives, managers, and clinicians from over 4,500 healthcare facilities on more than 300 vendors and over 500 different products. KLAS continuously refreshes this information with new performance evaluations and interviews daily.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (AHS) is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions for physicians. The Company's TouchWorks(TM) software is a modular Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances physician productivity by automating the most common physician activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges, ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and documenting clinical encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest Tablet PCs, wireless handheld devices, desktop workstations and over the Internet. AHS also offers electronic document imaging and scanning solutions through its Advanced Imaging Concepts subsidiary. Additionally, AHS provides healthcare product education and market research programs for physicians through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication fulfillment services through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS on the Web at www.allscripts.com.

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

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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