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Video News Releases

The American Academy of Family Physicians has produced the following video news releases to help journalists illustrate the role of family medicine in today’s health care system.

The following five videos highlight what family physicians do, their ability to provide effective and efficient preventive medicine, their essential role in managing the treatment of chronic diseases, their use of health information technology and the importance of a patient-centered medical home. Please feel free to incorporate these videos into your coverage.

The Specialty of Family Medicine

This video describes the specialty of family medicine, its scope, and its role in today's health care system.
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Family Medicine and Chronic Care Management

This video describes family physicians' training in all major medical areas and their ability to diagnose and manage the treatment of the full range of problems patients present.
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Fixing Health Care: What Women Want

This video describes the results of a poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the AAFP, that found that American women want a health care system in which they and their families can conveniently obtain preventive services, see their personal physicians the day they become sick, and receive coordinated follow-up care if they require hospitalization or care from other physicians.
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Family Medicine and Preventive Care

This video describes family physicians' special training in preventive medicine and ability to help their patients maintain their health.
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Family Medicine and Health Information Technology

This video describes how family physicians implement the most up-to-date treatments and technologies, such as electronic health records (EHRs).
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B-Roll Footage

The American Academy of Family Physicians has produced a series of high-resolution videos for use by broadcast and electronic journalists depicting family physicians delivering care to a range of patient populations.

This page contains a description of the video clips, as well as a low-resolution preview. To download broadcast-quality versions of these files, available in 720 x 480 Quicktime format, contact a PR representative.

Chronic Disease Management

The following 2:06-minute video contains shots illustrating the role of family medicine in treating chronic disease, such as diabetes or hypertension, throughout a patient's lifetime.


Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

The following 1:48-minute video contains shots illustrating how family physicians are adopting EHRs, giving them the ability to access and communicate needed clinical information to achieve high-quality, safe and affordable health care.


e-Prescribing

The following 1:27-minute video contains a series of shots illustrating how family physicians are implementing electronic prescribing as a more efficient means of prescribing medications, one that saves time and money and reduces errors.

Coordinated Care

The following 49-second video contains shots illustrating how a family physician-led medical practice integrates health care services for patients, providing continuous and comprehensive care.


Patient-Centered Primary Care

The following 2:05-minute video contains a series of shots illustrating a patient's personal physician is responsible for providing and managing all their health care needs for all stages of life, including acute care, chronic care and preventive services.