Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Video on Next Steps After Your Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a disease or serious condition can come as shock. In this video Web program, you can hear what experts have to say about coming to grips with whatever ails you—from becoming well informed and seeking support to deciding on a treatment plan.

Based on Next Steps After Your Diagnosis from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), this video was produced with Healthology.

Accessibility Notice: The file format for the video is not resident on a Federal Government Web site and may not comply with the requirements for Federal information resources under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Watch Video Now Select for More Information.

The video Web program features information from AHRQ to help patients who have been diagnosed with an illness to learn more about their condition and treatment options.  In addition to helping patients not only find information and resources, various physical and emotional aspects of a diagnosis are addressed. 

Important questions are given that patients should ask their doctor when they receive a diagnosis, as well as:

  • Information to help them understand their disease or condition.
  • How it might be treated.
  • What they need to know before making treatment decisions. 

The video is based on Next Steps After Your Diagnosis: Finding Information and Support:

The following experts are featured in the video:

  • Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director of AHRQ.
  • Gregg S. Meyer, M.D., M.Sc., Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physician Organization.
  • Robert S. Muscalus, D.O., Medical Director for Clinical Client Relationships, Highmark Blue Shield.

AHRQ has created a number of health care resources to help consumers make informed decisions about how to receive quality health care. 

Watch Video

You may watch the Web program by opening it on your computer. Note the System Requirements below.

System Requirements

The following table summarizes the minimum hardware and software requirements for viewing the video on a PC or Mac®.

Processor: 667 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor or equivalent
Memory (RAM): 128 MB of RAM
Screen Resolution: 800 x 600
Color: 16-bit
Modem: 56.6 Kbps modem
Sound Card: 16-bit sound card and speakers
Browser: Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape Communicator® 7.0, Firefox™*, Safari™. Javascript™ should be enabled in the browser.
Digital Media Player: Windows Media® player 6.4* or RealPlayer® 10 (Note: Windows Media® player 8 is not a working player.)
Operating Systems: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000, Windows® 98, Windows NT® 4.0, Mac® OS X

Note: The video will play with Windows Media® Player 9 or 10.  However, there may be a problem if you use these players with a Firefox™ browser. 

More Consumer Resources From AHRQ

All online consumer materials from AHRQ are at: Consumer materials in Spanish are available at:

Current as of November 2005

Internet Citation:

AHRQ Video on Next Steps After Your Diagnosis. November 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care