The top online diagnosis tools for doctors are A.D.A.M. and iTriage, according to the Wall Street Journal. Some health care providers are relying on these sites to not only learn about a patient's symptoms but to also connect with patients who need immediate medical attention.
The biggest pro of A.D.A.M. and iTriage is that by requiring patients to submit additional information about their symptoms, the likelihood of a misdiagnosis is greatly reduced because doctors are supplied with a more accurate picture about a patient’s condition. The only con is that the chance for misdiagnosis still remains as many symptoms are associated with many conditions, claims Myrtle Potter.com. Therefore, it can be hard for a doctor to pinpoint a single cause.