SOURCE: Horizon MedCorp

February 25, 2011 07:00 ET

Horizon MedCorp Providing Electronic Glucose Test Strip Documentation for Resupply of Blood Glucose Test Supplies

Reduction in Test Supplies Waste Can Save Health Plans $Billions Annually; State, County and Federal Governments and Self Insured Corporations to Benefit; Horizon to Use the ALRT Health-e-Connect System for Cost Effective and Accurate Documentation

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) - Horizon MedCorp, a healthcare equipment and supply company specializing in diabetes and respiratory patient services throughout the U.S., announces they are offering a new program to their corporate and organization customers. The new program will electronically document diabetic patient use of blood glucose test strips and base patient resupply on this documentation. Industry data reports considerable waste of glucose test supplies, which correlates to billions of dollars in unused supplies annually in the US.

According to Steve Ehr, national diabetes sales manager, Horizon is offering this service to save their corporate and organization clients substantial funds in these times of cost escalation in healthcare and economic downturn; "many state Medicaid programs are facing extreme budget pressures as are many county, state, federal and corporate employee health plans and our program to reduce waste is expected to save nearly $400,000 annually for every 1,000 diabetics."

"Our Responsible Resupply Program can make a big difference in care and in budgets," adds Ehr. The program will use the ALR Technologies Health-e-Connect System which electronically tracks test strip usage and universally supports data uploads from blood glucose meters manufactured by Abbott Diabetes Care, Bayer Diabetes Care, LifeScan Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company) and Roche Diabetes Care.

This system will also allow for implementation of the remote glucose management feature of the HeC, which has shown to significantly improve health outcome that could contribute to much more substantial cost reduction by reducing complications from the disease.

Horizon will be offering the service in pilot programs until FDA clearance of the HeC System. ALR Technologies submitted a 510(k) application to the FDA for the ALRT HeC System on July 23, 2010.

About Horizon MedCorp
Horizon's mission is to create partnerships to improve patient care and reduce the associated financial burdens through Disease Management Programs throughout the US. These programs are used to reduce the time between diagnosis and treatment, to provide up-to-date knowledge to healthcare providers, and to improve patient compliance through a continuum of care outside of the physician's office. Horizon can be contacted at 800-865-6424 or email at

About Health-e-Connect
The ALRT Health-e-Connect (HeC), developed by Atlanta based ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ALRT), is a web based application for medical professionals to assist care for diabetics and adherence to their care plans. The system also provides a unique communication channel that allows caregivers and health providers to communicate with patients as necessary. Adherence to prescribed treatment plans should improve health outcomes as was shown in a clinical trial where the ALRT HeC System was used in patients (see Information about ALR Technologies can be found at or contact them by email at 

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