Why don’t records systems tell us what should be there, and what’s missing?

When simplified far enough, every process has informational inputs, a process of decision making with outputs, then a set of actions that follow from that decision.

So why aren’t records systems structured like this?

For routine processes, if there are four inputs, why aren’t there placeholders for those four inputs?

Something to say “this object goes here” and “it’s here” or, “it’s not here”, and to help us assess completeness, and provide meta-data so we can report on completeness.

It seems like an obvious thing to do – so why isn’t it done routinely?

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