Noona is a cloud-based mobile service that enables patients to have real-time communication with their clinical care teams and to report on treatment-related symptoms that, if left unaddressed, can result in distress and, in some cases, hospitalization. The software triages the information coming in from patients so the clinical care team can respond quickly to those most in need.
A key differentiator and strength of Noona—and likely contributor to its ease of use—is its user-centric design. From its inception, Noona was developed with patients and clinicians to ensure the app is engaging and user-friendly. Its features include:
- A home page that gives patients a full picture of their treatment, including scheduled events
- Symptom-reporting that uses prompts and visuals to minimize text entry
- Alerts that remind the patient of appropriate actions to take
- A diary that enables the patient to chronicle experiences and embed media such as photos
- Quick access to lab results and medical records
- The ability to communicate with the clinical care team at any time
- Support for 12 languages.
But do patients use it? The answer is: yes!
Recently collected data about Noona usage show that Noona enjoys a high level of adoption among patients, and that the average age of those using the application is 64. Additionally, over half of the users gave the application the highest possible satisfaction/loyalty ratings. These data, plus anecdotal feedback, were gathered from tens of thousands of patients at more than 60 clinics worldwide where Noona is in active use and are presented in a new white paper:
Noona is not intended to diagnose conditions or replace the medical decision-making process. Any medical decisions rest solely with the healthcare provider. Varian as a medical device manufacturer cannot and does not recommend specific treatment approaches.
The information captured herein represents the genuine experience of the attributed individuals and may not necessarily represent the views of Varian or the above referenced institution. Individuals were not compensated for their participation. Individual results may vary.
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