CDH Seminar with Dr. Shuhan He "Emoji for the Medical Community: Representation, Patient Reported Outcomes, and Information Theory"
Emoji occupies the same status as the English letter A, or pictorial Chinese symbols within a universal system called Unicode. This code allows common agreement and translation of language between all devices worldwide, and is the common code for All Apple, Android, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, and even most Electronic Medical Records today.
In 2019, the anatomical heart and lung Emoji were accepted into Unicode and are available on devices worldwide, but today there still is still no liver, kidney, or spine emoji. When we ask about sharp/stabbing, thunderclap, pounding, or fiery pain through Emoji, we are communicating and transmitting meaning from one person to another. Emoji, and thus digital medicine, can help communicate with patients in a modern, inclusive, and accessible way. Come learn about the fight for inclusion and representation for more medical Emoji, and how Emoji, as a pictorial communication method, can serve as a global open-source visual analogue scale for digital information.
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