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Allscripts Electronic Health Record Ranked No. 1 by Physician Groups in KLAS Year-End Report

AllscriptsAllscripts' Enterprise (formerly TouchWorks(R)) Electronic Health Record (EHR) was named the No. 1 product in its market segment for the second year in a row by the prestigious research group, KLAS. In its closely watched 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report, KLAS also recognized Allscripts Care Management as the "Category Leader" in the Discharge Planning hospital market segment.

In addition to this recognition, several other Allscripts solutions - Allscripts ED Emergency Department Information System, Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts Document Management, Allscripts Homecare, and Allscripts Practice Management - all placed in the Top Three in categories in which they compete, according to the report released Dec. 15. KLAS rankings are generated by in-depth interviews with thousands of actual end-users of the products reviewed.

Allscripts Enterprise earned the "Best in KLAS" designation as the top Electronic Health Record for practices with between 26 and 100 physicians. Ninety-three percent of both Allscripts Enterprise and Allscripts Care Management clients surveyed said they would buy the solutions again - higher recommendations than respondents gave all other products in their respective market segments.

"Our top placement in KLAS, the 'Consumer Reports' of healthcare I.T., is confirmation from physician groups and hospitals that Allscripts continues to lead the marketplace," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We are particularly proud of our consistent performance across all of our products because it confirms that we're succeeding at what is most important - delivering for our clients."

KLAS is a research and consulting firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare information technology (HIT) vendors. The firm's Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services report provides its summary of HIT product and service performance data collected over the past 13 months as reported by integrated delivery networks (IDNs), physician groups and inpatient facilities. 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.

For more information on the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Professional Services, visit KLAS on the Web at http://www.klasresearch.com/top_20.

About Allscripts
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 150,000 physicians, 700 hospitals and nearly 7,000 post- acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, medication services, hospital care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.