Kanta is a joint effort.

The Kanta Services are made available to the public and private healthcare services, social welfare services, pharmacies and citizens in stages. They are built in cooperation with several national actors: Kela, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the Digital and Population Data Services Agency, the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health Valvira, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, which is responsible for the strategic direction, as well as healthcare service providers, pharmacies and system suppliers.

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM)

STM is responsible for the coordination and legislation of Kanta Services.

Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela)

Kela is in charge of the construction and maintenance of the prescription service and the related Pharmaceutical Database, Patient Data Archive database, and the citizen's My Kanta pages service.
In addition, Kela takes care of the background support and help services related to the data systems, the technical construction of a national coding service, and coordination of combined testing.

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

THL is responsible for the operational management of electronic data control functions in the social and health services and defines the data contents, conceptual models and data structures supporting the operational processes required to execute the Kanta Services.

THL is tasked with providing guidance and advice, as well as producing the material required to allow clients to join Kanta on schedule.

THL participates in specifying areas of responsibility, schedules the phasing of Kanta Services deployments, keeps areas informed on the deployment process and project phasing, produces a deployment handbook, prepares deployment schedules, produces tools, e.g. model plans, testing models, approval criteria, agreement and contract templates, prepares a general training programme, and creates a network of training specialists.

In addition, THL is responsible for code sets and classifications used in the data systems. The national coding server distributes uniform code structures required by the electronic client data systems for social and health services. The code sets are available for national electronic document systems for social and healthcare services free of charge.

National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira)

Valvira is responsible for role and attribute data services, as well as so-called Valvira code sets, necessary in national data systems. These are based on information from the central register of healthcare professionals (Terhikki register).

Digital and Population Data Services Agency

Digital and Population Data Services Agency (prev. Population Register Centre) is responsible for the ID and certification services for data system services.

Reliable identification and certification of persons using patient data systems, archive services and the electronic prescription system must be in place. Electronic signature of patient documentation and prescriptions must also be possible. Identification and electronic signatures of healthcare professionals and other personnel employed by healthcare service providers are implemented using the agency's certificate services and management of access rights to operational units.

Last updated 27.02.2020