Citizens enter their wellbeing data in Kanta PHR using wellbeing applications and measuring devices developed for such purpose. Further information about the service is available on the kanta.fi website:
A summary of the latest updates of the specifications is available on its own page:
Development of a wellbeing application
Anyone can develop a new wellbeing application that utilises Kanta PHR. The applications can be server-based or mobile applications. Their users may consist of citizens, professionals or both.
For wellbeing application suppliers, Kanta PHR offers the interfaces and the open national accepted data content based on the HL7 FHIR standard. The FHIR Rest API interfaces are specified in the Capability Statement description. The data content is developed in cooperation with various actors.
- Data content
- Capability Statement (simplifier.net)
- Specifications for Kanta PHR
- Development of data content
- Instructions for developers of a wellbeing application
Integration of the wellbeing application in Kanta PHR
Application developers can already now integrate their own application in the sandbox environments of Kanta PHR for independent testing.
Before integrating an application in the production environment of Kanta PHR, the application must meet the essential requirements for wellbeing applications as well as pass the joint testing process and a data security assessment.
The integration of wellbeing application in Kanta PHR gives greater visibility for the service via the Kanta Services. The data in Kanta PHR is available to the applications, and it can be used as a basis for the development of the service provider’s own service.
The wellbeing applications to be linked to Kanta PHR must comply with the effective laws, decrees and regulations.
The wellbeing application supplier must accept the terms of supply and the service description of Kanta PHR before connecting the wellbeing application to Kanta PHR.
Use of Kanta PHR
In future, citizens can give their consent to sharing their measurement, lifestyle and fitness data in Kanta PHR with healthcare and social welfare professionals if they so wish.
The completion of the requirements for professional use and professional applications is progressing as a result of the new Client Data Act. The Client Data Act sets the transition period until 1 January 2026, by which date the Kanta Services must be ready to share wellbeing data from Kanta PHR with healthcare and social welfare service providers.
Glossary of Kanta PHR
The glossary of Kanta PHR provides a brief description of the terms and concepts related to the subject. The descriptions comply especially with the context of Kanta PHR and wellbeing applications. The concepts are also defined in the Kanta glossary published by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Latest updates on Kanta PHR
Data content development has begun. You can now propose data contents to Kanta PHR in accordance with the updated process.
Data content proposals are accepted according to a pre-agreed schedule. After registration, the data contents will be presented at a Kanta PHR support project meeting.
Autumn schedule for registrations:
- Registration by Wed 23 August 2023 and presentation at a meeting on Wed 30 August 2023
- Registration by Wed 20 September 2023 and presentation at a meeting on Wed 27 September 2023
- Registration by Wed 18 October and presentation at a meeting on Wed 25 October 2023
- Registration by Wed 15 November 2023 and presentation at a meeting on Wed 22 November 2023
Further information: Data content development - System developers (kanta.fi)
- Presentation of Kanta PHR for application suppliers (pdf)
- HL7 FHIR standard (hl7.org)
- The Finnish PHR profiling guidelines (pdf)
- The implementation guide (simplifier.net)
- Authorization guide for the sandbox environment (pdf)
- PHR authorization guide (pdf)
- OAuth 2.0 protocol (oauth.net)
- Application form (xls, in Finnish)