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31/08/2020, Notice - Professionals
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
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 - Professionals
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
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 - Professionals
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 - Professionals
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 - Professionals
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 - Professionals
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
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.
04/12/2019, Notice - Citizens
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.