“A better approach for the software would be to use a model that analyses healthcare symptoms defined by health agencies, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rather than just relying on billing codes, it would seem.”
Amazing at it seems, as a consultant in the NHS I make diagnoses all the time without needing billing codes.
In fact I spent a long time answering exam questions about sepsis without once resorting to billing codes.
All this data is stored within our Cerner behemoth. If only we knew how to get it out clinicians might not need AI / startups and lots of money.