Any Ideas? Here are two that I think about.
I love the portals, but with complicated diagnosis's often a person goes to many doctors until its finally diagnosed. But unless an original doctor or others in the chain refered that patient , or the patient goes back to each doctor along the way and educates them on diagnosis how will they ever learn? It seems very inefficient to me and another person with exactly the same thing would get missed by same doctor who missed the original case.
If there was a way to link portals to all doctors portals and it could send update once diagnosis is made to doctors email or portal then the communication chain would exist and allow learning to take place. The doctor could see where they went wrong and what they might add to their own diagnostic skills. I truly think about 30% would give a care and read up and learn.
Another one I thought of and I shy away from this one due to dislike of technology vs. real evaluation. But since real evaluations are going away and I truly have lost faith in the diagnostic skills of most low to mid level doctors I would think some brain trust like google, IBM, or some startup could actually design a computer to narrow down a person's diagnosis based only upon their symptoms and with each test narrow it down. With what is going on in technology and most industries adopting to avoid human error there has to be consideration that it could actually do some of it better than a doctor.
Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.