SOURCE: ALR Technologies, Inc.

August 24, 2006 09:01 ET

Electronic Nurse Gaining Added Use: Medicaid Group Grants PageMinder Approval for Use of ALRT500 Health Management Product With Chronic Patients

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 24, 2006 -- ALR Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: ALRT) announced today that PageMinder, Inc., the regimen compliance consultant for Missouri Medicaid, has received approval to allow use of ALR Technologies' ALRT500 Health Management Product, or the "Electronic Nurse™," with chronic care patients.

"Missouri Medicaid is looking for new advancements to achieve cost savings along with better services to individuals," states Bob Reed, President of PageMinder, a healthcare technology company providing compliance services to Missouri Medicaid patients and other state Medicaid groups across the nation. "The ALRT500 compliance system provides important features and benefits that not only help keep the patient on their disease management regimen but also allow for intervention opportunity and the expected end result is healthier people and lower costs for Missouri Medicaid. Missouri Medicaid is clearly a leader in testing and implementing advances that will provide better care for their patient population, and the added value of cost effectiveness is something that all state Medicaid programs should take note of."

PageMinder selected the ALRT500 as a cost effective alternative to improve regimen compliance with the chronic care patients they service. "We have piloted the ALRT500 Electronic Nurse since February and it has provided even more benefit than we assumed and we look forward to extended use of this advancement in health management," adds Mr. Reed.

First in the US

ALR Technology's ALRT500 system is the first of its kind in the US to provide an affordable, portable, and easy to use combination of reminding caregivers or patients to take medications or treatments as well as allowing for remote monitoring by healthcare professionals or family members.

About ALR Technologies, Inc.

ALR Technologies, which specializes in health and disease management products and services, designs and manufactures medication compliance products and compliance home-monitoring and intervention systems to meet the needs for several targeted user groups. ALR Technologies' customer focus includes: health insurance payers, disease management firms, home care companies, independent living and assisted living organizations, pharmacies and the end consumer. More information on ALR Technologies and its products can be found at

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to ALR Tech's business, and these statements reflect the current views of ALR Tech with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. When used, the words "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. There are many factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ALR Tech and its products to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Further management discussions of risks and uncertainties can be found in the company's quarterly filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.

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