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09/04/2020, Notice - Developers
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, Coronavirus - Citizens
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 - Professionals
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 - Professionals
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 - Professionals
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 - Professionals
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).
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.
Currently, a parent or guardian is able to view data concerning a child under the age of 10 in My Kanta Pages. The need to extend the parent’s right to act on behalf of their children has been identified and work on this issue is ongoing. The objective is to complete the task during 2020.
Technical updates have been carried out on the Kanta Services and the kanta.fi website on 7 January 2020. If there are any problems with using the service, it is worth upgrading the web browser and the operating systems of the phone, tablet and computer to a later version.
30/12/2019, Notice - Professionals
User fees for national information system services are collected from service providers and pharmacies that have joined the Kanta Services. The fees are charged twice a year.
19/12/2019, Notice - Professionals
The national responsibilities for the Kanta Services will be updated as from 1 January 2020. A prominent change for the organisation clients is that in future Kela will be responsible for supporting the deployment of Kanta Services and for practical client cooperation.
My Kanta Pages is an online service, where everyone can see their own health data and prescriptions. The number of people visiting My Kanta Pages has increased considerably in recent years.
03/12/2019, Notice - Professionals
Up to now, social welfare and healthcare professionals have been identified in Kanta Services by the user's personal ID. Now the Terhikki number may be used in some cases.
A doctoral dissertation study evaluated at the University of Eastern Finland shows that patients find electronic health services easy to access, and they are motivated to use them to monitor their health. Doctors found the electronic prescription easy to use and believe that it improves patient safety.
Kanta joins official Slush side event that concentrates on health and wellbeing technology. The aim is to increase knowledge of Finnish innovations and bring the key operators together.
31/10/2019, Notice - Professionals
18/10/2019, Notice - Citizens
Nowadays, it is possible to buy medications on a Finnish electronic prescription in Estonian and Croatian pharmacies. Are you going to use the service? Read the instructions on how to do it simply.
15/10/2019, Notice - Professionals
Kela is currently unable to support mobile use of Kelain with all Android devices.
According to a study on online brands conducted by Taloustutkimus, kanta.fi is still Finland’s third most highly valued online brand. Kanta.fi increased its valuation index, bypassing even Google. The user satisfaction index also grew compared with last year.
The accessibility of e-Services is being improved in terms of contents and technology.