RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwire - January 28, 2013) - ALR Technologies (OTCBB: ALRT), a medical device company providing remote monitoring and care facilitation for patients with chronic diseases, today announced that Kent Stoneking, Pharm. D., CDE, has been appointed Director, Diabetes Care Facilitation, effective February 1, 2013. Dr. Stoneking will oversee the hiring, training, and ongoing activities of ALRT's Diabetes Care Facilitators (DCFs) who will monitor the data of diabetes patients and coordinate care with clinicians, caregivers, health plans and others.
Dr. Stoneking is a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who has gained extensive, hands-on experience working with a network of internal medicine and family practice physicians to assist patients with diabetes education and self-management training. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee and is an affiliate member of the American Diabetes Association and the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Stoneking is Chair of Pharmacy Practice at Union University School of Pharmacy, Jackson, Tennessee.
Larry Weinstein, President and Chief Operating Officer of ALR Technologies, said, "Our most important objective is to assist patients to lower their A1c levels and adhere to their care plans. Dr. Stoneking has the required academic background and practical experience to direct our DCFs to provide the best professional care coordination for our customers."
"I am very excited to join ALR Technologies," said Dr. Stoneking. "There is a burgeoning diabetes epidemic and current care practices are not reversing this public health crisis. In working with diabetes patients, caregivers and clinicians for many years, I have become convinced that patient education and accountability are vital keys to successful diabetes management. ALRT is on the cutting edge of the kinds of solutions that will help patients and providers meet their goals. I look forward to being part of the solution."
On January 22, ALRT released a video presentation on DCF/Care Coordination. To view the video, click here: http://youtu.be/XTizf3hT9g4
About ALR Technologies Inc.
ALR Technologies is a medical device company providing remote monitoring and care facilitation for patients with chronic diseases. ALRT has developed the FDA-cleared and HIPAA compliant Health-e-Connect System that collects data from blood glucose meters and uploads to a secure website. Trained Facilitators use the System to effect efficiency of care among patients, clinicians and caregivers to improve outcomes and assist health plans to optimize their HEDIS goals. Currently, the Company is focused on diabetes and will expand its services to cover other chronic diseases anchored on verifiable data.
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