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Holy Cross Hospital Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record

Hospital-Owned South Florida Physician Group to Create Integrated Clinical


ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Direct from the HIMSS 2008 Conference and Exhibition, Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that Holy Cross Hospital has selected the Allscripts Electronic Health Record to inform and connect its 85 Medical Group physicians in 28 South Florida offices.

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The Allscripts solution will automate everyday clinical tasks for Holy Cross's physicians, while electronically connecting the group to South Florida's premier healthcare provider, Holy Cross Hospital, a 571-bed, non- profit Catholic hospital. Holy Cross Medical Group is a fully-owned subsidiary of Holy Cross Hospital. Holy Cross's multi-specialty physicians will use Allscripts to access real-time test results and other clinical data on their patients in Holy Cross Hospital by integrating with the hospital's Meditech inpatient system.

"This initiative with Allscripts will reinforce our 'One Patient - One Chart' philosophy for our medical group and our patients. We feel certain we can deliver higher quality and safer care to our patients," said Patrick Taylor, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Holy Cross Hospital.

The Electronic Health Record delivers instant access to patient information anywhere at anytime, whether providers are in the clinic, at the hospital, or on-call at home. The solution provides physicians with robust tools for documentation and orders, preloaded connections to a wide range of medical devices, and seamless support for pay-for-performance and quality initiatives. To support high quality patient care, Allscripts also provides ready-to-use templates that deliver best practice guidelines for more than 1,200 different clinical situations and automated health management plans that are customized for each patient.

"Large healthcare organizations can't afford to rely on paper as the primary means of storing and transmitting clinical information when most patients are seen in both the hospital and outpatient settings," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "By implementing our Electronic Health Record, Holy Cross Medical Group is providing their physicians with the information they need and taking the next step in healthcare quality and patient safety."

Holy Cross selected Allscripts after an exhaustive review of the leading electronic health records involving numerous site visits. "We believe Allscripts is a strong company that has the technology, and the will to support our continued growth," said Cristina Mata, MD, Assistant Medical Director. "After speaking with Allscripts client physicians and comparing the technology, we believe this is the leading-edge electronic health record with very strong support, and the most user friendly system you can find."

About Holy Cross Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, and a member of Catholic Health East. Holy Cross is ranked as: one of America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report -- 2004 & 2005, "America's 50 Best Hospitals -- 2007" by HealthGrades and has received the HealthGrades "Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award" 2003-2008, placing the institution among the "Top 5% nationally". Since opening its doors in 1955, the 571-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. The name Holy Cross is synonymous with medical excellence and highly personalized care. Holy Cross takes pride in the ability to combine quality medical care and advanced technology with sincere human compassion and understanding. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence unsurpassed in the community. To learn more about Holy Cross, visit

About Allscripts

Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The company's unique solutions inform, connect and transform healthcare, delivering improved care at lower cost. More than 40,000 physicians and thousands of other healthcare professionals in clinics and hospitals nationwide utilize Allscripts to automate and connect everyday tasks such as writing prescriptions, documenting patient care, managing billing and scheduling, and safely discharging patients. To learn more, visit Allscripts 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 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

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