Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that a local company, ALR Technologies, Inc., is planning to release its main product, a patient medication compliance monitoring system.
According to the firm’s website this is how the Constant Health Companion™ is described by Stan Cruitt, company’s president:
“Our Constant Health Companion is portable and easy to use, it stays with the patient wherever they go, it alarms to remind them to take the medication or treatment at the appropriate time(s) of day, displays on a screen with large font the exact actions to take and allows for a caregiver or case manager to remotely monitor the patients compliance. The disease management industry was built around the need to provide additional assistance to those with serious health conditions, and although proven to be beneficial, most of the effort goes to waste when the patient is noncompliant. And the patient is often noncompliant. Many factors contribute to noncompliance and two of the primary factors are busy lifestyle and complex regimens. Our Constant Health Companion provides the solution for both of these situations.”
The ALRT Constant Health Companion is portable, affordable and easy to use. It also allows remote programming changes and messaging to the patient about appointments, refills, or precautionary information. ALR Technologies reports that after several months of pilots and trials they completed their first limited manufacturing run in 3rd Quarter and a full manufacturing schedule is now underway with shipments to customers starting in January of 2007.