Patient Data Repository

The Patient Data Repository is a service in which healthcare units enter patient records from their own data systems in a secure way. The Patient Data Repository is being constructed in stages, and therefore the information will accumulate in the archive gradually, as use of the archive becomes more widespread.

The Patient Data Repository offers citizens the opportunity of examining their own medical records on their computer, easily and regardless of time and place. Citizens will also benefit from the national service as they move around different parts of the country, or when they needs services from other healthcare specialists in addition to their own familiar service provider. 

Patient data management service

The nationwide patient data management service is maintained as part of the archiving service. Information about patients’ declarations of intention and consents are recorded in the patient data management service, including

  • information about the fact that a patient has been informed of the nationwide patient data management service (Kanta services)
  • patient’s consent to sharing patient data
  • withdrawal of consent
  • refusals to share patient data
  • withdrawals of refusals to share information
  • living will
  • patient’s stand on organ donation

Citizens can manage this information through My Kanta pages. The custodian of the patient data management service is Kela.

Common Register

The Common Register is the communal aggregate of patient records registers of all municipal healthcare register controllers in the Healthcare District. Accessing or disclosure of patient records held in the Common Register requires that the patient is informed. The information must also include the fact that patients have the right to refuse consent to pass their information between the various register controllers in the Common Register.  

When patients have been informed about the use of the Common Register, their medical records are available within the Healthcare District's Common Register between different register controllers or operational units without a separate consent. The Districts can use the data management service for managing the Common Register information and consent refusals, providing the patient with the facility of managing them independently in My Kanta pages.

Disclosure of information requires patient consent

Patient information held in the Patient Data Repository is available to the service provider that entered the information. Disclosure of the information to other healthcare service providers requires a consent from the patient. The consent given by the patient is valid until further notice and covers all medical records already held in the system, as well as any records entered into it later. However, patients can limit the coverage of the consent with a separate refusal of consent. Consents and refusals can be managed through a healthcare service provider that has joined the service, and in the future through the My Kanta pages.   

Secure system

Healthcare professionals can access patient data systems with their healthcare professional cards. All data transfers between the healthcare system and Patient Data Repository are encrypted. Every access to patient records is entered in a log which permits ex-post control. 

Patient Data Repository

The Patient Data Repository is a service in which healthcare units enter patient records from their own data systems in a secure way. The Patient Data Repository is being constructed in stages, and therefore the information will accumulate in the archive gradually, as use of the archive becomes more widespread.

The Patient Data Repository offers citizens the opportunity of examining their own medical records on their computer, easily and regardless of time and place. Citizens will also benefit from the national service as they move around different parts of the country, or when they needs services from other healthcare specialists in addition to their own familiar service provider. 

Patient data management service

The nationwide patient data management service is maintained as part of the archiving service. Information about patients’ declarations of intention and consents are recorded in the patient data management service, including

  • information about the fact that a patient has been informed of the nationwide patient data management service (Kanta services)
  • patient’s consent to sharing patient data
  • withdrawal of consent
  • refusals to share patient data
  • withdrawals of refusals to share information
  • living will
  • patient’s stand on organ donation

Citizens can manage this information through My Kanta pages. The custodian of the patient data management service is Kela.

Common Register

The Common Register is the communal aggregate of patient records registers of all municipal healthcare register controllers in the Healthcare District. Accessing or disclosure of patient records held in the Common Register requires that the patient is informed. The information must also include the fact that patients have the right to refuse consent to pass their information between the various register controllers in the Common Register.  

When patients have been informed about the use of the Common Register, their medical records are available within the Healthcare District's Common Register between different register controllers or operational units without a separate consent. The Districts can use the data management service for managing the Common Register information and consent refusals, providing the patient with the facility of managing them independently in My Kanta pages.

Disclosure of information requires patient consent

Patient information held in the Patient Data Repository is available to the service provider that entered the information. Disclosure of the information to other healthcare service providers requires a consent from the patient. The consent given by the patient is valid until further notice and covers all medical records already held in the system, as well as any records entered into it later. However, patients can limit the coverage of the consent with a separate refusal of consent. Consents and refusals can be managed through a healthcare service provider that has joined the service, and in the future through the My Kanta pages.   

Secure system

Healthcare professionals can access patient data systems with their healthcare professional cards. All data transfers between the healthcare system and Patient Data Repository are encrypted. Every access to patient records is entered in a log which permits ex-post control.