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22/10/2020, Notice - Citizens
Kanta.fi now offers information about My Kanta Pages for young people
The new section provides facts about My Kanta Pages and explains the changes in acting on behalf of a minor in the young people’s own language.
16/10/2020, Notice - Developers
RSS feed for kanta.fi has been discontinued
Kanta.fi has undergone some technical changes, as a result of which it is no longer possible to use the RSS feed.
13/10/2020, Notice - Citizens
Kanta.fi is not scaled correctly on a tablet – the error was fixed on 13 October
Upgrade work was carried out on kanta.fi on 26–27 September. As a result of the work, the website was not scaled correctly on a tablet.
Organ donation testament can be saved in My Kanta Pages
In Finland, everyone is an organ donor unless they have separately opted out. However, efforts are made to find out the wishes of the donor where possible. One can record the decision to donate in My Kanta Pages.
01/10/2020, Notice - Citizens
First parents or guardians can now also view the data of minors over 10 years of age in My Kanta Pages
The new feature will become available as and when the healthcare organisations deploy the changes in their own patient data systems. The necessary changes have already been made in the Kanta Services, enabling the viewing of data concerning all minors by their parents or guardians in My Kanta Pages.
31/08/2020, Notice - Citizens
You can now obtain medicines in Portugal on a Finnish electronic prescription – medicines are available in Finland on Portuguese and Croatian prescriptions
Medicines are gradually becoming available on Finnish electronic prescriptions in other European countries and, similarly, in Finland on prescriptions from other countries. In Portugal, you can obtain medicines on a Finnish prescription initially from one pharmacy, with the service set to be extended to other pharmacies later.
20/08/2020, Notice - Developers
The joint testing of the functionality to act on behalf of a minor can continue
In July 2020, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health decided that the data systems will not include default settings based on age for recording estimated capacity for self-determination. The joint testing test cases have now been updated to conform to the new policy.
06/08/2020, Notice - Developers
Is your organisation ready for the new Client Data Act?
The Client Data Act for social welfare and healthcare services will be reformed in spring 2021. The Ministry is advising social welfare and healthcare organisations and information system suppliers to prepare themselves for rapid implementation of the Act. In the first stage, the preparations will apply to changes in data sharing.
23/07/2020, Notice - Professionals
Register for Kanta deployment phase for healthcare services by 31 August 2020
Registration by the healthcare services for the first deployment phase in 2021 is open until the end of August. It is recommended that organisations register for the deployments in order to ensure that Kela can provide the best possible support for them.
01/06/2020, Notice - Citizens
Estonian citizens can now purchase medicines in Finland with an e-prescription issued in their own country
Estonia is the first country whose citizens can purchase medicines in Finland with an electronic prescription issued in their own country. Gradually this will also be possible in several other European countries.
29/05/2020, Notice - Developers
Updates to the publication schedule for the Kanta Services
The publication schedule for the Kanta Services in 2020 has been updated. The publication schedule provides an overall view for the planning of system procurement and the development of system versions.
20/05/2020, Notice - Citizens
10 years of My Kanta Pages – anniversary year of Kanta Services starts
The Kanta Services marks its tenth anniversary this spring. During the past decade, we have travelled a long way from manually written prescriptions to a digital world, which has now become indispensable.
06/05/2020, Notice - Citizens
More than half of all Finnish residents use My Kanta Pages – user numbers have grown especially during the corona outbreak
The popularity of My Kanta Pages is constantly increasing. Last year, the web service was used almost 21 million times. During the corona pandemic, its popularity has increased even further.
09/04/2020, Notice - Developers
Update request for system suppliers: new codes for coronavirus
Recording of coronavirus infections requires up-to-date code sets in the patient data systems. Kela is requesting the system suppliers to update the latest changes as soon as possible.
30/03/2020, Notice - Citizens
My Kanta Pages helps you also during the coronavirus outbreak – make sure that healthcare professionals have the right to use your data
My Kanta Pages works remotely and by mobile phone also during the pandemic. If you have not yet done so, please give your consent in My Kanta Pages for healthcare providers to also see your health data that has been recorded by other units.
24/03/2020, Notice - Citizens
How to get help with your pharmacy needs during the corona virus pandemic
If you are experiencing symptoms similar to a common cold, do not go to the pharmacy. That way you will not pass the virus on to other customers or the staff. Persons over 70 should remain at home for the time being. You can order medication and handle other pharmacy-related matters online or with the help of a family member or a friend.
13/03/2020, Notice - Citizens
Information for the public: How to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and what to do if you believe you may be infected
If you are experiencing symptoms similar to a common cold, you should stay at home. If your symptoms worsen or you require medical care, contact a healthcare provider. You can help to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by avoiding contact with other people, working from home and washing your hands carefully.
27/02/2020, Notice - Citizens
European e-prescriptions accepted in Finnish pharmacies in the spring
During the spring, it will be possible to buy medicines in Finnish pharmacies with electronic prescriptions issued in other European countries. Currently, Finnish prescriptions can be used for purchasing medicines in Estonia and Croatia.
19/02/2020, Notice - Developers
Expiration of certificates of conformity and joint testing
The purpose of this notice is to provide guidance to system suppliers on how to proceed when a certificate of conformity is about to expire. The announcement has been prepared in cooperation between Kela, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Traficom and the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).
Kanta Services popular among citizens and professionals – year 2019 in a nutshell
The Kanta Services has established itself in the everyday lives of citizens and healthcare professionals. Its user numbers are still growing rapidly. My Kanta Pages had more than 20 million logins during last year.