ADT and XLHealth Team to Monitor Medication Compliance of Participants in Medicare Program Utilizing InforMedix Digital Technology

-- 270 in Program Offered Digital Technology that Tracks Medication Usage

--



05 Mar, 2007, 00:00 ET from XLHealth

    BOCA RATON, Fla., and NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ADT
 Security Services, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, XLHealth, one of the
 nation's fastest growing disease management companies, and InforMedix, a
 provider of medication and care plan compliance devices, today announced
 their working together to address medication adherence issues among a
 targeted group of participants in Tennessee's Medicare Health Support
 program.
     About 270 persons with diabetes and hypertension will be offered ADT's
 WellHealth monitoring solution, which employs an easy-to-use in-home
 digital device that alerts XLHealth nurses to participants who have not
 taken their medication and those who are experiencing complications,
 prompting them to intervene.
     "The goal of the program is to keep participants out of the hospital by
 helping identify potential health issues early enough to be prevented or
 easily treated," said Michael Lynch, Ph.D., director of ADT WellHealth.
 "The results should be better health, lower medical costs and peace of mind
 for the participant, his or her family, and their physician."
     According to Harry Leider, M.D., chief medical officer of XLHealth,
 "Medication adherence is critical to helping individuals with diabetes,
 particularly those with high blood pressure, avoid complications. Daily
 updates can help reduce avoidable hospital visits by alerting us to those
 who aren't taking their medications or who exhibit symptoms of health
 problems. This makes it possible for us to step in and address the issue,
 before it becomes life-threatening."
     "The Med-eMonitor, combined with daily monitoring by ADT and health
 support services provided by XLHealth, should lead to better medication and
 care plan adherence rates and health-care outcomes," said Bruce A. Kehr,
 M.D., chief executive officer of InforMedix.
     Participants will receive InforMedix Med-eMonitors, small portable
 electronic devices, each of which will include medication storage
 compartments, an LCD screen, a simple keypad, and connection to a standard
 telephone jack. At scheduled intervals, participants will be instructed by
 the device to take individual medications, including dosage and educational
 information, and asked to confirm whether they have taken their prescribed
 medication. In addition, participants will be asked to answer a series of
 health-related questions about their blood pressure, glucose levels and
 potential signs of impending stroke. Trained professionals at ADT's
 Customer Monitoring Centers will monitor their responses. If the
 participant reports health problems -- or if no response is received over a
 set period of time -- ADT will call the home to verify the participant's
 status and connect the participant with his or her physician's office or
 local emergency services as necessary. Based on reporting, XLHealth
 personal support nurses will then follow up with participants that require
 additional coaching and/or support.
     According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), seven percent of
 the U.S. population -- or about 20.8 million adults and children -- suffer
 from diabetes, a disease that impairs a person's ability to produce or
 properly use insulin. The ADA estimates that over 60 percent of diabetics
 also suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), a combination that can
 be debilitating and/or fatal.
     About XLHealth and Medicare Health Support
     XLHealth (http://www.xlhealth.com) has been at the forefront of disease
 management innovation since its inception. Founded by physicians, many of
 whom were affiliated with Johns Hopkins, XLHealth supplements the more
 customary remote telephone "call-center" or direct mail support with
 ongoing, face-to-face meetings with nurses and physicians XLHealth's
 Medicare Health Support pilot program (http://www.xlhealthmhs.com) offers
 free health support services to approximately 20,000 fee-for-service
 Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee with one or more chronic health
 conditions. One of only eight organizations nationwide selected by the
 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to operate a three-year regional
 pilot program and is supported by the Tennessee Medical Association.
 XLHealth recently earned Full Accreditation from the National Committee for
 Quality Assurance (NCQA) under its standards for patient and
 practitioner-oriented accreditation of disease management programs.
     About ADT Security Services
     Celebrating its 132nd anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit
 of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest provider of electronic security
 services to nearly six million commercial, government and residential
 customers throughout North America. ADT's total security solutions include
 intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control,
 critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio
 frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. Introduced last
 year, the ADT WellHealth product suite addresses the varying medical needs
 of individuals. ADT's Web site address is www.adt.com.
     About InforMedix
     InforMedix, based in Rockville, MD, has developed the Med-eMonitor
 System as The Medication Adherence Solution for disease management and
 retail products markets. InforMedix has integrated a portable
 patient-interactive monitoring device, hardware, software and networked
 communications system to enable disease management programs, chronically
 ill patients and their loved ones, and medical researchers to efficiently
 monitor and manage patients' medication and care plan adherence, clinical
 response, and drug safety. To find out more about InforMedix, Inc., (OTCBB:
 IFMX), visit the Website at www.informedix.com.
 
 

SOURCE XLHealth
    BOCA RATON, Fla., and NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ADT
 Security Services, a unit of Tyco Fire & Security, XLHealth, one of the
 nation's fastest growing disease management companies, and InforMedix, a
 provider of medication and care plan compliance devices, today announced
 their working together to address medication adherence issues among a
 targeted group of participants in Tennessee's Medicare Health Support
 program.
     About 270 persons with diabetes and hypertension will be offered ADT's
 WellHealth monitoring solution, which employs an easy-to-use in-home
 digital device that alerts XLHealth nurses to participants who have not
 taken their medication and those who are experiencing complications,
 prompting them to intervene.
     "The goal of the program is to keep participants out of the hospital by
 helping identify potential health issues early enough to be prevented or
 easily treated," said Michael Lynch, Ph.D., director of ADT WellHealth.
 "The results should be better health, lower medical costs and peace of mind
 for the participant, his or her family, and their physician."
     According to Harry Leider, M.D., chief medical officer of XLHealth,
 "Medication adherence is critical to helping individuals with diabetes,
 particularly those with high blood pressure, avoid complications. Daily
 updates can help reduce avoidable hospital visits by alerting us to those
 who aren't taking their medications or who exhibit symptoms of health
 problems. This makes it possible for us to step in and address the issue,
 before it becomes life-threatening."
     "The Med-eMonitor, combined with daily monitoring by ADT and health
 support services provided by XLHealth, should lead to better medication and
 care plan adherence rates and health-care outcomes," said Bruce A. Kehr,
 M.D., chief executive officer of InforMedix.
     Participants will receive InforMedix Med-eMonitors, small portable
 electronic devices, each of which will include medication storage
 compartments, an LCD screen, a simple keypad, and connection to a standard
 telephone jack. At scheduled intervals, participants will be instructed by
 the device to take individual medications, including dosage and educational
 information, and asked to confirm whether they have taken their prescribed
 medication. In addition, participants will be asked to answer a series of
 health-related questions about their blood pressure, glucose levels and
 potential signs of impending stroke. Trained professionals at ADT's
 Customer Monitoring Centers will monitor their responses. If the
 participant reports health problems -- or if no response is received over a
 set period of time -- ADT will call the home to verify the participant's
 status and connect the participant with his or her physician's office or
 local emergency services as necessary. Based on reporting, XLHealth
 personal support nurses will then follow up with participants that require
 additional coaching and/or support.
     According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), seven percent of
 the U.S. population -- or about 20.8 million adults and children -- suffer
 from diabetes, a disease that impairs a person's ability to produce or
 properly use insulin. The ADA estimates that over 60 percent of diabetics
 also suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure), a combination that can
 be debilitating and/or fatal.
     About XLHealth and Medicare Health Support
     XLHealth (http://www.xlhealth.com) has been at the forefront of disease
 management innovation since its inception. Founded by physicians, many of
 whom were affiliated with Johns Hopkins, XLHealth supplements the more
 customary remote telephone "call-center" or direct mail support with
 ongoing, face-to-face meetings with nurses and physicians XLHealth's
 Medicare Health Support pilot program (http://www.xlhealthmhs.com) offers
 free health support services to approximately 20,000 fee-for-service
 Medicare beneficiaries in Tennessee with one or more chronic health
 conditions. One of only eight organizations nationwide selected by the
 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to operate a three-year regional
 pilot program and is supported by the Tennessee Medical Association.
 XLHealth recently earned Full Accreditation from the National Committee for
 Quality Assurance (NCQA) under its standards for patient and
 practitioner-oriented accreditation of disease management programs.
     About ADT Security Services
     Celebrating its 132nd anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit
 of Tyco Fire & Security, is the largest provider of electronic security
 services to nearly six million commercial, government and residential
 customers throughout North America. ADT's total security solutions include
 intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control,
 critical condition monitoring, electronic article surveillance, radio
 frequency identification (RFID) and integrated systems. Introduced last
 year, the ADT WellHealth product suite addresses the varying medical needs
 of individuals. ADT's Web site address is www.adt.com.
     About InforMedix
     InforMedix, based in Rockville, MD, has developed the Med-eMonitor
 System as The Medication Adherence Solution for disease management and
 retail products markets. InforMedix has integrated a portable
 patient-interactive monitoring device, hardware, software and networked
 communications system to enable disease management programs, chronically
 ill patients and their loved ones, and medical researchers to efficiently
 monitor and manage patients' medication and care plan adherence, clinical
 response, and drug safety. To find out more about InforMedix, Inc., (OTCBB:
 IFMX), visit the Website at www.informedix.com.
 
 SOURCE XLHealth