AHRQ communication initiative; Managing your online rep;

> A new initiative from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality aims to improve communication between providers and patients with a new section of its website featuring communication tools for patients and videos of patients and providers describing the importance of communication to medical care. Webpage

> Want to help a patient quit smoking? There's an app for that, reports The Tennessean. Article

> Even if you don't spend a lot of time on the Internet, you still need to manage your reputation online; American Medical News provides some tips. Article

> A state medical society and its network of physician practices have created a nonprofit organization that they hope will be able to offer health insurance to individuals and small businesses as part of federal health reform, the Connecticut Mirror reports. Article

> Boston has become one of the latest cities inviting physicians to sign up for ZocDoc, an online scheduling service that allows patients to book their own appointments and protect doctors from lost revenue due to last-minute cancellations, the Boston Herald reports. Article

And finally... Have you logged onto Facebook today? Might want to pick up some Dramamine first. Article