Changes to electronic identification on 14 Sept 2019
In My Kanta Pages you can see
- electronic prescriptions
- records related to your treatment
- laboratory tests and X-ray examinations
- health records of dependants under 10 years of age.
In My Kanta Pages, you can also
- request a repeat prescription
- save your living will and organ donation testament
- consent to or refuse the disclosure of your personal data
- consent to the disclosure of prescription information to a pharmacy in another European country
- browse your own wellbeing data.
My Kanta Pages is a citizens’ own online service where you can browse your own health records and your medication recorded by healthcare services. The service is accessed through the Kanta Services website and at omakanta.fi.
To use the service, you need a Finnish personal ID code and means of identification
- online bank IDs
- mobile IDs
- electronic identity card.
Authentication is also possible with an organisation card or social and health care professional card issued by the Population Register Centre.
My Kanta Pages is a nationwide service
It doesn’t matter whether you use public, private or occupational healthcare services. They all use the Kanta Services (electronic prescriptions, the Pharmaceutical Database, the Patient Data Repository and the patient data management service).
You can see your details in My Kanta Pages due to the nationwide system.
Electronic prescriptions are already in use in both the public and the private healthcare sector. An up-to-date list of healthcare units using the Patient Data Repository is available here.
The service will show the information and entries on electronic prescriptions
- how long the prescription is valid
- how much medication is left
- when the medicine has last been collected from the pharmacy
- dosage instructions
- who has prescribed the medication
- when and where the prescription was issued
- whether the prescription has been renewed.
You can also send a request for a repeat prescription in the service.
The health records shown include
- patient records and diagnoses
- critical risk factors
- laboratory tests and X-ray examinations.
The records will be displayed in the service for as long as required according to the statutory retention period.
You can find out more about the service with the help of the online school (only in Finnish and in Swedish).
If the records are incorrect
If you notice any errors or deficiencies in your records, please contact the healthcare unit you attended or the pharmacy where the information was recorded. Healthcare services are responsible for recording patient data and correcting any errors in it. You can ask for advice, for example, from the data protection officer or the patient ombudsman of the unit in question. Kela is unable to correct the information.
If the erroneous entry was recorded by a pharmacy in another European country, please contact Kela.
Decide for yourself how your records are used
Before using the Kanta Services, it will be explained to you what electronic prescriptions and the Patient Data Repository are about. We talk about providing information. The information will be given to you in healthcare units or you can acknowledge receipt of it in My Kanta Pages.
We recommend that you will give your consent to using your health records to those who are treating you. A consent means that different healthcare units can see your health records that have been recorded elsewhere when they are treating you. Sharing this information enables, for example, utilising laboratory tests between the public and private healthcare services. You can give your consent in My Kanta Pages or in healthcare services, and it is valid until further notice. You can always cancel your consent if you wish.
Finnish e-prescriptions will be introduced in other European countries in stages. In My Kanta Pages, you can give your consent to sharing your prescription data with other pharmacies in European countries. The consent is valid until further notice, and you can cancel it at any time in My Kanta Pages.
The consent to sharing patient and prescription records can also be limited. If you have refused the sharing of your patient records, the records cannot be seen anywhere else but in the unit where the information has been recorded. If you refuse the sharing of prescription data, pharmacies and healthcare units cannot see the information on the prescription. However, the person who has prescribed the medicine is always able to view the prescriptions they have issued. Furthermore, the limitation does not apply to narcotics and medication that affects primarily the central nervous system (CNS). Prescriptions applying to these are always visible to the person prescribing the medication, also to persons other than the one issuing the original prescription.
Declarations of intention
You can record your living will and organ donation instructions on the My Kanta pages. Stored in the Patient Data Repository, your advance healthcare directives can be accessed by healthcare providers