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

CHICAGO, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts, the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that the company's TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record (EHR) was named the No. 1 product in its market segment by the prestigious research group, KLAS.


TouchWorks earned the "Best in KLAS" designation as the top Electronic Health Record for practices with between 26 and 100 physicians, according to the Top 20: 2007 Year-End Best in KLAS report. KLAS rankings are generated by in-depth interviews with thousands of actual end-users of the products reviewed.

In earning the No. 1 overall ranking in the mid-market EHR segment, Allscripts was rated first in 31 out of the 40 individual categories in the KLAS Vendor Relationship Evaluation, which covers everything from implementation, training, service and quality to whether the product and vendor lived up to expectations. Allscripts earned its highest marks from customers for delivering full implementation within the agreed-upon budget.

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: 2007 Year-End Best in KLAS 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.

"Our top placement in KLAS, the 'Consumer Reports' of healthcare information technology, reaffirms the leadership position that Allscripts has gained in the marketplace with our solutions for physician groups and hospitals," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "We are particularly proud of our top ranking in KLAS because it is ultimately based on one thing -- our ability to deliver for our clients."

For more information on the Top 20: 2007 Year-End Best in KLAS, visit KLAS on the Web at

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 business units provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform healthcare. Allscripts award-winning software applications include Electronic Health Records, practice management, e-prescribing, document imaging, emergency department, and care management solutions, all offered through the Company's Clinical Solutions units. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) unit, and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services unit. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web 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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