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26/10/2021, Notice - Professionals

Criminals attempt to gain bank details with emails that appear to come from My Kanta Pages – don’t click on the link in the message!

Emails have been sent under the name of My Kanta Pages, advising the recipient to log in to My Kanta Pages via a link in the message. The messages have also mentioned the COVID certificate and the COVID-19 vaccination certificate. This is a scam with a purpose of phishing for information. Only log in to My Kanta Pages at the address kanta.fi.

08/09/2021, Notice

Finland preparing to issue EU COVID-19 vaccination certificates to people vaccinated in other countries

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland will start preparing the technical implementation and operating model which will allow Finland to issue the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate to people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in a non-EU country.

02/09/2021, Notice - Professionals

Latest updates about the EU Digital COVID Certificates and healthcare operating models

There are shortcomings in accessing the EU Digital COVID Certificates in My Kanta Pages, and the healthcare service or the supplier of the patient data system are able to address these shortcomings. Certificates have sometimes not been produced due to incorrect or insufficient entries. As a result of improvements in the quality of entries and retrospective corrections, a COVID-19 certificate is produced for as many as 99 per cent of those who have received the COVID-19 vaccination. It is extremely important to enter the data correctly at once also in the future. The COVID-19 test certificates are also produced for more than 93 per cent of the tests performed.

26/08/2021, Notice

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: Enablers of social welfare services obliged to join Kanta Services — new Act on Electronic Processing of Client Data in Healthcare and Social Welfare enters into force on 1 November 2021

The new Act on the Electronic Processing of Client Data in Healthcare and Social Welfare has been adopted. The Act will enter into force on 1 November 2021. The new Act will repeal the current Act on the Electronic Processing of Client Data in Healthcare and Social Welfare. At the same time, the Act on Electronic Prescriptions and certain other Acts will also be amended.

27/07/2021, Notice - Professionals

In July, 420 400 people have retrieved the EU Digital COVID Certificate from My Kanta Pages

The majority of Finnish citizens can get the COVID-19 certificate easily from My Kanta Pages. However, still last week, some certificates of recovery were not produced, but the situation is now significantly better due to technical updates. In July, a total of 420 400 people have retrieved the EU Digital COVID Certificate from My Kanta Pages.

23/06/2021, Notice - Professionals

Results of the request for clarification on the Prescription service: further efforts on data protection work are needed

The data protection officers of organisations have very little time to carry out their tasks. There is room for development in the guidance of and compliance with the processing of data, and the situation of monitoring and supervision should also be improved. According to the results of the request for clarification with regard to the Prescription service, a commendable share of the respondents from all sectors has drawn up a self-monitoring plan for the use of data protection, information security and information systems.

22/06/2021, Notice - Professionals

The Client Data Act was approved – awaiting the Government’s consideration and the President’s confirmation

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has prepared the act on electronic processing of client data in social and health care. The Parliament initiated the bill in November 2020, and it was approved by Parliament on 28 May 2021 subject to changes proposed by the committee. The Client Data Act will have an impact on the sharing of client and patient data in the Kanta Services.

17/06/2021, Notice

EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate available in Finland as of 22 June

Finland’s national COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be updated and made interoperable with the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate as of 22 June. This means that the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available to people in the My Kanta Pages starting on 22 June.

28/05/2021, Notice - Developers

Deployment of phases 1 and 1.5 of medication in March 2022

The deployment of phases 1 and 1.5 of medication in the Prescription Centre and the Pharmaceutical Database will take place on 15 March 2022. In future, the current and the new version of the Pharmaceutical Database will be delivered side by side until the end of 2022.