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Cooper Clinic to Implement Allscripts Electronic Health Record; Leader in Preventive Medicine to Leverage EHR for Clinical Research.

DALLAS & CHICAGO -- Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that Cooper Clinic, nationally recognized for its leadership role in preventive medicine, will deploy the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record to automate the clinic's 20 physicians, in an agreement valued at approximately $500,000.

Cooper Clinic required an electronic health record that would provide physicians with real-time information with a strong focus on health maintenance alerts, notification of potential drug interactions, and other real-time clinical and patient education information to support its role in proactive and preventive care delivery. In fulfilling the Clinic's mission to provide patients with the tools and education to live a healthy lifestyle, Cooper Clinic understood that the adoption of health information technology was a required step to deliver world-class preventive care and would further enhance the way care is delivered at the clinic, providing physicians with a safe, secure and interoperable electronic health record.

"Allscripts is a well established company with both the expertise and the application to ensure that this initiative is successful," said Robert Nelson, Jr., Administrator of Cooper Clinic. "The web-based program not only allows for our physicians to provide advanced medical care, but also enables The Cooper Institute, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3), to streamline our research efforts."

Cooper Clinic is considered an expert on preventive medicine, and stays true to the mission of its founder, Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. Recognized as launching the world to exercise, Dr. Cooper created the word 'aerobics' when he wrote his first book in 1968. He later went on to create eight different entities that are collectively known as Cooper Aerobics Center.

"Cooper Clinic has once again demonstrated its commitment to world-class preventive medicine by implementing a solution that will provide physicians instant access to the most up-to-date clinical information, anywhere, anytime," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "The Allscripts solution allows the Clinic to further collaborate with The Cooper Institute, and also help set the standard for high quality healthcare."

Cooper Clinic will interface TouchWorks with the existing GE Centricity practice management system to share financial, demographic and financial information across the network.

About Cooper Clinic

Cooper Clinic at the 30-acre Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas, is known throughout the world for its expertise in preventive medicine. Since opening its doors in 1970, Cooper Clinic has been on the cutting edge of preventive medicine and has served more than 90,000 individual and corporate patients from around the world. Cooper Clinic's mission is to provide patients with the tools, education and motivation to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

About Allscripts

Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company's business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group's award-winning clinical software applications include Electronic Health Record, e-prescribing and document imaging solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medical fulfillment services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web at

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts 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 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at
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