In the future, EMS professionals will use KEJO, the Common Authority Field Command System. From KEJO, the ePCRs are stored in the Patient Data Repository.
KEJO is a common field command system used by all Finnish public protection and disaster relief authorities, including all EMS providers. KEJO will replace the emergency care patient recording systems currently in use.
ePCRs improve communication
Patient data recorded in KEJO are based on nationally standardised data structures. When an ePCR is stored in the Patient Data Repository, the data will be available to all health care providers who use the repository.
KEJO and the ePCR respond to the challenges in communication between emergency care and other health care providers. With the new system, EMS records will no longer be in paper format or scattered across different patient data systems, and can instead be found in a single system. EMS records in the Patient Data Repository can easily be viewed by healthcare professionals whenever patient care so requires.
Through KEJO, EMS professionals can also use the Patient Data Repository to view data stored elsewhere. For example, this will make critical patient data available more quickly.
In the future, the customer will also be able to view their EMS records on MyKanta.
KEJO will be gradually rolled out in different wellbeing services counties
The use of the KEJO system and the creation and storage of ePCRs by EMS in the Patient Data Repository will begin in stages in the different wellbeing services counties. A timeline for the introduction has been agreed on a national level.
North Savo and North Karelia are the first two wellbeing service counties to begin to store ePCRs created using KEJO in the Patient Data Repository. In other wellbeing services counties, the rollout of ePRCs will begin during 2022–2024.