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Allscripts e-prescribing Tool to Be Offered on New AMA Web Solution
Date:7/14/2009

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX) announced today that it is working with the American Medical Association (AMA) to offer to physicians nationwide an AMA-branded electronic prescribing tool based on Allscripts leading e-prescribing technology. It will be the only AMA-branded electronic prescribing solution available at no cost to subscribers of a new online solution being developed by the AMA. The collaboration is an effort to help practicing physicians adopt and implement health information technology for improved patient safety and enhanced practice efficiency.

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Allscripts Electronic Prescribing improves patient safety and quality of care by automating the process of handwriting prescriptions on paper. The federally-supported Institute of Medicine issued two studies concluding that universal electronic prescribing would help prevent the 1.5 million injuries and 7,000 deaths that arise each year from preventable medication errors and save billions of dollars.

"Electronic prescribing holds tremendous promise for improving patient safety and quality of care while contributing to a more efficient workflow," said AMA Board Member Joseph M. Heyman, M.D. "By offering this solution from Allscripts, one of the leading providers of e-prescribing, we are making it easier for physicians to adopt this new technology. Electronic prescribing can help enhance quality while also helping physicians qualify for Medicare payment incentives."

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) increases Medicare payments to physicians who regularly utilize e-prescribing and reduces payments for those who fail to use the technology. The law is intended to increase adoption of e-prescribing, widely viewed as the precursor to a full Electronic Health Record (EHR) and automation not only of prescriptions but all aspects of a physician's clinical workflow. President Obama recently signed legislation that provides physicians up to $44,000 over five years to adopt and use Electronic Health Records in their practices.

"We are extremely proud that the AMA, the largest and most respected professional physician association in the United States, has selected Allscripts as the only AMA-branded electronic prescribing application that is available at no cost to subscribers of their new physician Web solution," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "This collaboration marks a critical milestone on the road to improved health care for all Americans, and will help more physicians take advantage of the federal government's offer of financial aid in adopting and using health information technologies like electronic prescribing."

The American Medical Association will make Allscripts Electronic Prescribing available to physicians through a new AMA physician Web-based solution, currently in beta testing. The online solution will provide physicians access to information, products, services, and resources to facilitate medical practice and speed adoption of health information technologies. The AMA plans to launch the solution in 2010.

The AMA-branded Allscripts Electronic Prescribing solution requires no download, minimal training and can be accessed from any Web-enabled device. The solution quickly generates secure electronic prescriptions and delivers them to retail and mail order pharmacies via Surescripts, which operates the country's largest electronic prescribing network - the "backbone" that facilitates e-prescribing in the U.S. With a patient's consent, all prescriptions are checked for potentially harmful interactions with a patient's other medications using Surescripts prescription history service. Prescribers are also able to check a patient's prescription benefit, including coverage status and formulary information from leading payers, plans and pharmacy benefit managers connected to the Surescripts network. Clinicians also can use the solution to search for targeted health-related information they need or information on their patients using a custom search engine provided exclusively for Allscripts by Google.

About the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. Working together, the AMA's quarter of a million physician and medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit www.ama-assn.org

For more AMA news, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/AmerMedicalAssn.

The AMA e-prescribing learning center can be found at: www.ama-assn.org/go/eprescribing.

About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 8,000 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.

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