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Allscripts And Eclipsys Stockholders Approve Merger

CHICAGO and ATLANTA, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDRX) (Allscripts), the leading provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians, and Eclipsys Corporation (Nasdaq: ECLP), a leading enterprise provider of solutions and services for hospitals and clinicians, today announced that stockholders of each company approved the merger of Allscripts and Eclipsys.  



At the special meeting of Allscripts stockholders, held earlier today, 99% of the Allscripts shares voted were in favor of the issuance of Allscripts shares to stockholders of Eclipsys in the merger.  At the special meeting of Eclipsys stockholders, also held earlier today, 99% of the Eclipsys shares voted approved the merger (representing 83% of the shares outstanding).

"The overwhelming support shown by stockholders of both Allscripts and Eclipsys demonstrates that, in addition to our clients and prospects, the market understands the compelling value of this strategic combination," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts.  "These approvals mark a key step forward towards creating a clear leader in healthcare information technology, with the most comprehensive solution offering for healthcare organizations of every size and setting."

Phil Pead, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eclipsys, commented, "The rapid changes occurring in healthcare demand solutions that span the complex venues of care.  With the industry's largest client base, our merged company will be well positioned to respond to these changes by delivering solutions that improve the quality and lower the cost of care while providing a seamless patient experience."

Under the terms of the merger agreement announced on June 9, 2010, Eclipsys stockholders will receive 1.2 shares of Allscripts for each share of Eclipsys.  Allscripts and Eclipsys expect the transaction to be completed promptly after all other conditions to the merger are satisfied, including the completion of the sale of no less than 25 million shares of Allscripts common stock currently held by Misys plc (LSE: MSY) in an underwritten public offering and the completion of Allscripts repurchase from Misys (or one or more of its subsidiaries) of 24.4 million shares of Allscripts common stock.  

About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 10,000 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, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the trade name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit

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About Eclipsys

Eclipsys is a leading provider of advanced integrated clinical, revenue cycle and performance management software, clinical content and professional services that help healthcare organizations improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes. For more information, see

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