Great Family:Electronic Medical Records

Great Family: Electronic Medical Records
Both doctors and patients can benefit from Electronic Medical Records in a variety of ways. With this type of system, patient care is expedited, and it becomes much easier to keep track of a patient’s visits and medical history. Additionally, electronic medical records allow a doctor to review patient’s medications and make sure there are no harmful drug interactions among different medications.
Here are the tips given by Dr. Roger Eng:
- Number one, to talk to their doctor about how to gain access to their own patient record. Any doctors who have access to systems, does have to ability to give access to their patients, when requested.
- Number two, to make most out of electronic health records, I would encourage them to take courses and learn more about this new capability from organizations like Chinese Community Health Resources Center (CCHRC), who are excited that providing education in both Cantonese and Mandarin.

Here is a tip given by Dr. Angela Sun:
Learning how to use a computer is not as difficult as you think. If there is anything you do not understand or the instruction is not clear, don’t be afraid to ask.

For more information about the courses offered, please call 415-677-2473, and to access the online courses, visit

Great Family is a multi-media initiative which highlights family related health and social issues affecting the Asian-American community. Each month, a Great Family tip is delivered via 30-second broadcast vignettes featuring experts in the fields of medicine, nutrition, education, business, etc. The complete, long form version of each expert interview is made available for streaming on and is broadcast on the last Sunday of each month at 10:30pm on KTSF-TV.

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