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Allscripts Introduces Electronic Health Record Capability for iPhone(TM)

First-of-its-Kind Solution Helps Ensure Physicians Can Access Critical Patient Information Outside the Office

CHICAGO, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From the floor of the HIMSS09 Annual Conference & Exhibition, Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) today introduced Allscripts Remote(TM), a new iPhone(TM) native application that provides physicians virtually anytime, anywhere access to and control of Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR).

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With Allscripts Remote, physicians can now safely make critical medical decisions even when they are away from the office, with all relevant information available on the one device they keep closest - their phone. Also available for the Apple iPod touch(R), Allscripts Remote delivers an interactive connection to the award-winning Allscripts Enterprise(R) and Professional(R) Electronic Health Records. Capabilities include quick access to real-time patient summary information; fast communication to local hospital emergency rooms; convenient ePrescribing to the patient's regular pharmacy; and real-time access to all the information a physician needs to make decisions, including medical history, lab results and medications.

"Allscripts Remote has transformed the way I practice medicine outside of the office," said Larry Glazerman, M.D., Assistant Professor and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. "When I get a call from a patient at 3 a.m., I no longer have to guess who she is, what medications she's on and what problems she has because I have all the information at my fingertips instantly. If I need to send her to the ER, I can dictate some notes by talking into the phone, and send them to the ER physician with the push of a button. I can also check my schedule and sign off on tasks virtually anywhere, at any time. Allscripts Remote is an amazing product that is making my practice safer as well as more convenient."

The ease, convenience and functionality of Allscripts Remote creates an entirely new experience for the physician - the ability to practice medicine on iPhone(TM) or iPod touch(R) in a fast, efficient and intuitive manner. Busy physicians can save precious personal time by being more productive during down time without having to carry a laptop or manage Internet connections.

"Physicians are quick to adopt technology that delivers clear benefits to their patients while making their own lives easier, and Allscripts Remote delivers on both counts," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "For any physician who uses iPhone or plans to, there's no better way to connect to real-time information and new capabilities that not only make it easier for them to make informed clinical decisions, but save them time. It's all about connecting."

Stanley Crane, Director of Innovation for Allscripts, said Allscripts Remote "redefines what it is to be connected via virtually anytime, anywhere access to information." Just as the Blackberry was designed to maximize email access, so Allscripts remote takes advantage of iPhone(TM) graphical capabilities to provide fast, easy access to the Electronic Health Record. "If you end up in the emergency room, this is the product that you hope your doctor has," Crane added.

According to Manhattan Research, physicians are adopting mobile technology at a faster rate than the general public. In September 2008, the research firm reported that 54 percent of U.S. physicians own a PDA or smartphone. Meanwhile, Diffusion Group has predicted that 70 percent of physicians will own a smartphone or PDA by 2011.

As more physicians purchase an iPhone(TM) and take advantage of new federal incentives for Electronic Health Record adoption - up to $64,000 over five years - Allscripts Remote offers a convenient method for connecting to their EHR.

Patients also benefit from Allscripts Remote because the solution improves continuity of care with a medical summary faxed to the ER and annotated with the provider's instructions, and provides safer medications with accurate medication and allergy lists combined with drug interaction checking.

Allscripts Remote works with Allscripts Enterprise and Professional Electronic Health Records and can be downloaded on the App Store for any iPhone(TM) or iPod touch(R) ( A free product demonstration can also be downloaded on the App Store, which lets you browse applications and download them directly to your iPhone.

Demonstrations of Allscripts Remote are available at McCormick Place during the HIMSS09 Conference & Exhibition, April 4-8, by visiting the Allscripts booth (#1303).

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About Allscripts

Allscripts 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

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