NURSE-MIDWIVES AND THE CHALLENGE OF THE INFORMATION AGE

Authors

  • Linda Rolfing Barnes MA, MS, CNM

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    • Linda Rolfing Barnes received her BA in psychology at the University of Denver, her MA in higher education administration at Michigan State University, and her BSN and MS in nurse-midwifery at Columbia University. She is currently Assistant Director of Midwifery at the Gouverneur-Bellevue Midwifery Service in New York City. In addition she has assisted the New York Task Force on Immigrant Health in program design for data collection. Prior to becoming a nurse-midwife she spent 15 years working in primary health care and rural women's economic programs in East Africa.


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ABSTRACT

Rapid access to meaningful information is a cornerstone to effective decision-making in the Information Age. Computers are the tools for efficient and effective collection and analysis of data. As we enter an era of monumental change in the delivery of health care, our challenge as nurse-midwives is to use computer technology to support our goals and philosophy.

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