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. It is possible to retrieve data for display in the patient information system if the patient has a valid consent to data sharing and no denials of consent to data sharing have been imposed on the data in question. Citizens can view their own aggregate data in MyKanta.

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. All summary data is generated only if the data is entered using a version of the patient information system that supports more structurally recorded information (data contents according to the 2016 or 2023 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.

It should be noted that only some of the data may be available in summary form from data recorded in the previous (2014) version of the definitions. These include parts of risk information, diagnoses and vaccines. Other data recorded in the previous version of the specifications are not available as summaries.

Aggregate data in MyKanta

Aggregate data is gathered in the summaries of MyKanta 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 older version of the definition, not all aggregate data can be shown in MyKanta.

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 18.12.2023