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Mon General Hospital Unveils New Programs at Health Fair

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Mon General's Health Fair at the Morgantown Mall showcases what the hospital has to offer its patients.

The display included surgeon tools for guests to see, and Mon County EMTs did demonstrations on how they send information back to the hospital to help heart attack victims faster.

The hospital also unveiled its two newest systems. The first is the Patient Patrol, which is an online system that lets patients deal with paperwork online.

"They set up their secure connection which takes them to my Mon Gen. Where they can track things like general lab, medications, immunizations, and also allergies," said Kevin Shaffer, a clinical analyst at Mon General Hospital, "as well as in patient documents, and ED document, and also a discharge server would also be available."

The other new program is a partnership between "Get Abby" and Mon General. The hospital came up with an app called Healthy Perks. It allows people with diabetes to get rewards for living healthy.

"Just living healthier doesn't do it, we have to give you stuff to get you living healthier," said R.F. Culbertson, the CEO of 'Get Abby.' "That's the important part, and that's what is the difference between our technology, which is called 'Abby' and everyone else because we link the rewards in with it. People will say, 'Oh I got this because I was able to stop eating chocolate cake for breakfast,' meanwhile they're feeling healthier."

One perk from living healthy and using the app includes receiving gift certificates to pharmacies in exchange for losing weight.