What is information about the Kanta Services?

What is information about the Kanta Services?

Information about the Kanta Services is a notification that describes how the use of citizens' data has changed in social welfare and health care. The most convenient way that you can read and confirm receipt of this notification is via the My Kanta Pages.

The data of all patients and clients using social welfare and health care services are stored in the Kanta Services. Kanta Services enable the sharing of your data between professionals attending to your care.

The wellbeing services counties have begun to operate, and changes have been made to the use of client and patient data. As a result, all Finns will receive a notification explaining what the Kanta Services are, how their data are used in health and social services, and how they can influence the use of their data. This notification is titled ‘Information about the Kanta Services’. The notification has been available to clients and patients on the My Kanta Pages since November 2022.

The most convenient way to read the information about the Kanta Services is on the My Kanta Pages. It is also possible to obtain the same information in person at a health care appointment.

Have you read and confirmed receipt of the new ‘Information about the Kanta Services’ notification on the My Kanta Pages?

If you have not already confirmed receipt of the latest ‘Information about the Kanta Services’ notification, it will automatically open once you have logged into the My Kanta Pages.

Read the ‘Information about the Kanta Services’ notification and confirm receipt by ticking the box at the end. After this, you can continue to use the My Kanta Pages normally.

You can check whether you have already confirmed receipt of the notification on the My Kanta Pages. Your confirmation and the date of confirmation are shown in the Management of Data Use section of the My Kanta Pages. Your confirmation will also be shown on the My Kanta Pages if you received the information about the Kanta Services in person during a health care appointment.

Log in to My Kanta.

What happens when you confirm receipt of the information about the Kanta Services?

After confirming the receipt of the information about the Kanta Services

  • you can give your consent to the sharing of your data stored in the Kanta Services with other wellbeing services counties and between public and private health care providers in connection with your treatment or case
  • you can limit the use of your data by setting up denials of consent to data sharing
  • your patient data will be available in public health care throughout the region of Uusimaa as necessary.

If you are of legal age or acting on behalf of someone else, you can continue to use the My Kanta Pages once you have acknowledged the receipt of information about the Kanta Services. Minors and persons with the right to access information can access the My Kanta Pages even if the receipt of the new Kanta information has not been confirmed.

Citizens will receive new information about the Kanta Services in the event of any changes

The Kanta Services will expand and become more versatile as citizens’ needs change and new laws enter into force. Changes in the operations of health care and social welfare also affect how the data stored in the Kanta services are used. For this reason, the content of the information about the Kanta Services will also be updated, and citizens need to be informed of this whenever necessary.

The new notification about the Kanta Services has been available on the My Kanta Pages since November 2022. The main changes to the previous notification about the Kanta Services are the following:

  • In the wellbeing services counties, public-sector providers’ registers have been combined so that there are separate registers for client data in social welfare and patient data in health care. For example, a wellbeing services county has a single common health care patient register that combines previous patient data of public-sector service providers and new patient data.
  • In the region of Uusimaa public healthcare professionals are allowed to view your patient data in each other’s registers once you have confirmed receipt of the information about the Kanta Services either from a health care provider, or on the My Kanta Pages. This means, for example, that the patient data recorded at your own health centre can also be utilised in specialised medical care in connection with your follow-up treatment.

You can also read the information texts on the My Kanta Pages in PDF format:

The old versions of information about the Kanta Services are also available here:

Last updated 2.2.2023