Varian Medical Systems Finland Oy offers a “Clinic at your fingertips” through a 30.7MB app. Noona is free to download from the App Store for devices with iOS 9.0 or later. It has a 4.8 rating.
Noona was created as an organizational app to help improve the well-being of cancer patients. It allows users to log and compares symptoms. Events can be entered into the app and reminders will be given.
Overall, Noona serves users as a journal app to record many aspects associated with cancer treatment and monitoring. One benefit seems to be it offering a form of expressional therapy by allowing users to record their feelings and, possibly, find some relief. It also saves these entries so they can be referenced over time to help patients and healthcare professionals notice trends.
The symptom tracking feature is a monitoring service for patients’ needs and the status of their wellbeing. Symptoms are reported through questionnaires answered by users. The results can be shared with healthcare professionals to help them better gauge individual experiences.
The communication feature of Noona helps users understand their conditions and keep their doctors informed. It allows the connection between healthcare professionals and patients to not be limited to words exchanged during appointments.