More hospitals post physician satisfaction scores

Online postings of how patients rank their physicians is controversial, but hospitals want to defuse--and leverage--the practice by taking it into their own hands. Many hospitals and hospital systems--including University of Utah Health Care, Integris Health and the Cleveland Clinic--now post the ratings on their own websites, Kaiser Health News reported. The organizations expect the information will nurture patient trust and improve transparency. Providers also hope that it will help physicians up their game. "Doctors are highly competitive and no one wants to be on the bottom of the list," said James Merlino, M.D., chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare