Summaries of key health data

Summaries of key health data

The summaries of key health data are patient-specific data entities compiled by the Kanta Services from the data entered in the Patient Data Repository. After a new functionality has been deployed, the patient data systems can produce aggregate data from these summaries.

In future, the aggregate data will be available from

  • vaccinations
  • laboratory tests
  • diagnoses
  • procedures 
  • risk data  
  • imaging studies 
  • physiological measurements.

The patient data systems can retrieve these data entities and form illustrative patient summaries for the users. The data is shared into the patient data system if the patient has a valid Kanta consent for sharing their patient data. Citizens can view their own aggregate data in My Kanta Pages.

Requirements for producing the summaries 

 

Patient data system must support structured recording

In order to produce summaries, it is necessary that the data has been recorded in a structured way in Kanta. The aggregate data will only be produced if the data is entered with a version of the patient data system that supports the data contents of the 2016 definitions.
 
Further information about the definition version of your own system can be requested from your system supplier or the situation of the upgrading of the definition version can be checked on the joint testing page.

​​​​​​​With respect to data entered with the previous (2014) version of the definitions, only some of the risk data, diagnoses and vaccinations can be available as summaries of all materials.

Aggregate data in My Kanta Pages

Aggregate data is gathered in the summaries of My Kanta Pages for viewing by citizens when the healthcare services record and enter data in the Kanta Services in accordance with contents and structures defined on a national basis. However, if data is recorded with the 2014 definition version, not all aggregate data can be viewed in My Kanta Pages.

Benefits of aggregate data

The structured recording of data and the aggregate data formed from key health data enable better utilisation of the Kanta Services:

  • More efficient retrieving and sharing of data in the Patient Data Repository.
  • Essential data is easily found.
  • Treatment decisions can be made on the basis of up-to-date information. 
  • Patient safety and efficiency of operations increase when the number of overlapping tests or treatments that are potentially unnecessary is reduced.
  • It is easier for citizens to monitor their own health data.
  • Information can be better utilised for the needs of secondary use of data and knowledge management.

Further information

Last updated 29.10.2020