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ALR introduces Mac-compatible Health e-Connect service

Iain Morris
April 23, 2014
Remote-monitoring technology specialist ALR says Mac users can now track their blood glucose levels using its Health e-Connect service.
The company has launched a version of its blood glucose data extraction and upload software that is compatible with the Mac OSX 10.7 and newer operating systems.

The modification means diabetes patients with Macs can install ALR’s (Richmond, VA, USA) software on their machines, upload blood glucose data from their meters and have data trends tracked online by the company’s diabetes care facilitators.

In a statement, ALR said that Mac compatibility represented a major opportunity for Mac-using patients with diabetes, given the lack of Mac-compatible monitoring software for some of the best-know glucose meters on the market.

Its own software will function with the LifeScan (High Wycombe, UK), Nipro (Bridgewater, NJ, USA), Bayer (Newbury, UK), Abbott (Maidenhead, UK) and Roche (Basel, Switzerland) brands, it added.

“There is universal agreement that patients and their care teams need to make better use of the valuable data stored in their glucose meters,” said Sidney Chan, ALR’s chief executive. “We hope that ALR has provided a valuable service by making it possible for Mac users to utilize their computers in the management of diabetes."

ALR said patients would need one of its data cables to upload the data from their glucose meters.

Information is uploaded to a secure website and made available to trained facilitators who can provide advice and assistance to diabetes patients on improving their level of health.

Although currently focused on diabetes, ALR says it plans to expand its services to cover other chronic diseases “anchored on verifiable data”.
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