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DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Employed and Affiliated Physicians

CHICAGO and DETROIT, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) today announced that DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, an international leader in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, oncology, and diagnostic services, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best pediatric hospitals, will implement the state-of-the-art Allscripts Electronic Health Record (EHR) for all ambulatory services. 

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Children's Hospital of Michigan, a member of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), selected Allscripts after an extensive evaluation based on the solution's clinical sophistication and proven ability to integrate with multiple third-party systems, including the hospital's existing inpatient health information system from Cerner.

"With the opening of the Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center-Detroit in 2012, this agreement ensures that all clinical services provided at our newest facility and all of our other outpatient facilities throughout Southeast Michigan, will utilize an electronic and paperless documentation system," said Herman Gray, M.D., Hospital President. "This collaboration will complement our robust electronic medical records initiatives in the acute care setting. Our partnership with Allscripts will help us continue to provide high quality level ambulatory pediatric care delivered in a safe environment."

Richard Reynolds, M.D., Surgeon in Chief at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, says Allscripts, "will provide, for the first time, one longitudinal clinical record across all surgical specialties and primary care. It will enable cross communication between the surgical and medical specialists, and others caring for the same patients in the same health systems, and other health systems, to deliver the best care."

According to Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts, "The Children's Hospital of Michigan has demonstrated visionary leadership by committing to provide its physicians with both the connectivity and the information that will be required to support high-quality care and the transition to a value-based payment system. We're excited to partner with the Children's Hospital of Michigan to help them connect with their own providers as well as affiliated physicians and other pediatric care centers across the region – a clear win for their physicians, other caregivers, and the patients they serve." 

The Allscripts Electronic Health Record includes embedded best practices, care guides, and decision support and alerts that can improve the clinical performance of caregivers by reminding them of necessary monitoring for patients with chronic diseases, identifying opportunities for preventive care, and preventing medical errors by checking for drug interactions and other dangerous conditions.

About Children's Hospital of Michigan

For 125 years the Children's Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America's best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children's Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children's Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.

About Allscripts

Allscripts (NASDAQ:  MDRX) delivers the insights that healthcare providers require to generate world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, practice management and other clinical, revenue cycle, connectivity and information solutions create a Connected Community of Health for physicians, hospitals and post-acute organizations.  To learn more about Allscripts, please visit, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events or developments, our future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements with the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are outlined below. As a result, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on our results of operations or financial condition.

Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: the possibility that the expected synergies, efficiencies and cost savings of the merger with Eclipsys Corporation ("Eclipsys") will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; potential difficulties or delays in achieving platform and product integration and the connection and movement of data among hospitals, physicians, patients and others; the risk that the Allscripts and Eclipsys businesses will not be integrated successfully; competition within the industries in which we operate; failure to achieve certification under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act could result in increased development costs, a breach of some customer obligations and could put us at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace; the volume and timing of systems sales and installations, the length of sales cycles and the installation process and the possibility that our products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships; undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; the outcome of any legal proceeding that has been or may be instituted against us; compliance with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in laws or regulations in the healthcare industry, including possible regulation of our software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the implementation and speed of acceptance of the electronic record provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; maintaining our intellectual property rights and litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to third-party suppliers and our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-party licensed technology; and breach of ours security by third parties. See our Annual Report on our Form 10-KT for the seven months ended December 31, 2010 and other public filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business. The statements herein speak only as of their date and we undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in expectations.

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