ECHO of Alabama Employer Coalition to Conduct New Diabetes Program Using the ALR Technologies Constant Health Companion(TM) and Health ALRT Diabetes Management System

Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES

WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(Marketwire - May 27, 2008) - ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: ALRT) announces that ECHO, Employers Coalition for Healthcare Options, for corporations in Alabama, will start a program using ALRT's Constant Health Companion™ ("CHC") and its complementary Health ALRT Diabetes Management System.

The program will begin in June with the ECHO member companies and their employees or dependents with diabetes. ALRT's CHC and the Health ALRT Diabetes System is a comprehensive patient compliance system and communications software platform that will enable health care professionals to remotely monitor the health progress specifically relating to diabetic patients. This will help diabetics reap the full therapeutic benefits of their medication by encouraging adherence to blood sugar testing and medications. Moreover, the system will facilitate effective and "real time" communication of blood sugar and other data to health professionals. This will facilitate timely intervention by health professionals as required and control complications due to diabetes. The program will also provide diabetic supplies from Health ALRT, LLC, an innovative health services company located in Kennesaw, GA.

The Constant Health Companion™ fills a serious gap in standard disease management practices. It provides for continued and affordable compliance supervision of patients after they have left the direct care of professionals. The CHC assists patients in following the necessary steps such as checking blood sugar regularly and taking medications as directed.

ECHO consists of more than 35 companies in Alabama and represents over 90,000 company employees. Diabetes is a serious condition affecting the lives of more than 300,000 people in Alabama and 20 million in the US. Medical costs due to diabetes and its complications are enormous. The American Diabetes Association estimates the annual costs of diabetes related complications to be over $2,600 per patient in 2007.

Karen Hill, Chief Executive Officer for ECHO, reports that the expected results are "improved diabetes clinical outcomes, better self-management, and employer health care savings by minimizing complications from diabetes." "The cost of the entire ECHO Diabetes Program is less than what most employers currently pay for the supplies alone. Additional disease management oversight is available as a program enhancement. We will be monitoring outcomes, and we expect to extend this program to all diabetics in our network as positive outcomes and savings are developed."

"We are looking at extending the CHC system for use with other innovative disease management programs such as heart disease and respiratory disease in the near future," adds Hill. "Providing better care to people with chronic diseases improves their health, improves employee productivity, and lowers employer health care costs."

About ECHO (Employers Coalition for Healthcare Options)

ECHO was created to provide a format for local employers in Alabama to share information relating to the costs and quality of local healthcare benefits and services. The mission of ECHO is to ensure that accessible and valuable healthcare is available to Alabama companies, their employees and families. Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, their membership is composed of prominent employers in Alabama, representing over 90,000 company employees. ECHO develops and implements programs to measure, improve and monitor the quality of healthcare in Alabama. They implement programs to promote the health of employees of their member companies as well as residents of Alabama. ECHO is a member of the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) which has a membership of nearly 60 employer led coalitions across the United States, representing 10,000 employers and 34 million employees and dependents. Additional information about ECHO is available at their web site:

About ALR Technologies Inc.

ALR Technologies Inc. (ALRT) designs and manufactures health management compliance products and monitoring and intervention systems. ALRT's primary system, Constant Health Companion™, fills a serious gap in standard disease management practices. It provides for continued and affordable compliance supervision of patients after they have left the direct care of professionals. More information on ALR Technologies and its products can be found at More information about the Constant Health Companion can be found at: Public Relations: 336-577-0329 e-mail:

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to ALR Technologies' business, and these statements reflect the current views of ALR Technologies 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 Technologies 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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