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It seems to be that the healthcare workplace is not particularly happy and engaged,” said Steven Lewis, a Saskatoon-based health policy consultant and president of Access Consulting.


Infoway has been successful in the spread of electronic medical records into doctor’s offices, but “what are they doing with them?” Richard Alvarez looking back, looking forward. A review by Rick Jansen of DiaBlogue

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Sleep Deprived?  Sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep; it can be either chronic or acute. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. Wikipedia

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