Is there an official database of medical illnesses/conditions? Is it publicly available?
When a patient's information is entered in the medical record software, does the software cross-reference the patient's data (age, gender, symptoms) with known illnesses/conditions?
If not, why not? It seems like WebMD was trying to be this sort of database, but it relies on self-assessment. I feel like a feedback loop from medical professionals (to constantly update/improve the database's matching ability) could fine-tune the definitions of certain conditions (based on measurable data points), and improve diagnosis accuracy.