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15/01/2021, Notice - Developers
Priorities of the Kanta Services in 2021 have been confirmed
Kanta is being developed in order to address the needs of healthcare and social welfare and the citizens even better than before. The priorities in 2021 include coronavirus vaccines, the Client Data Act, and the development of My Kanta Pages.
15/12/2020, Notice - Developers
Reminder to renew your certificate of conformity – instructions for system suppliers and social welfare and healthcare organisations
System suppliers must renew expiring certificates of conformity. The status of a certificate of conformity can be checked by consulting the register of the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira).
25/11/2020, Notice - Developers
Kanta release schedule updated – Act on the Electronic Processing of Client Data in Social and Health Care Services affects progress
The release schedule for the development of the Kanta services has been updated. The release schedule provides an overview of system acquisition planning and system version development.
10/11/2020, Notice - Professionals
Deployments for 2021 are approaching – there’s still time to register
Registering of healthcare and social welfare services for the second Kanta deployment phase in 2021 is open until 30 November 2020. Registering for the last deployment phase of next year will open in December.
28/10/2020, Notice - Developers
The Kanta Services meet high standards for data security
Kela implements a variety of measures to ensure data security in the Kanta Services, and the systems are tested regularly.
22/10/2020, Notice - Professionals
Kanta.fi now offers information about My Kanta Pages for young people
The new section provides facts about My Kanta Pages and explains the changes in acting on behalf of a minor in the young people’s own language.
16/10/2020, Notice - Developers
RSS feed for kanta.fi has been discontinued
Kanta.fi has undergone some technical changes, as a result of which it is no longer possible to use the RSS feed.
13/10/2020, Notice - Citizens
Kanta.fi is not scaled correctly on a tablet – the error was fixed on 13 October
Upgrade work was carried out on kanta.fi on 26–27 September. As a result of the work, the website was not scaled correctly on a tablet.
Organ donation testament can be saved in My Kanta Pages
In Finland, everyone is an organ donor unless they have separately opted out. However, efforts are made to find out the wishes of the donor where possible. One can record the decision to donate in My Kanta Pages.
01/10/2020, Notice - Developers
First parents or guardians can now also view the data of minors over 10 years of age in My Kanta Pages
The new feature will become available as and when the healthcare organisations deploy the changes in their own patient data systems. The necessary changes have already been made in the Kanta Services, enabling the viewing of data concerning all minors by their parents or guardians in My Kanta Pages.
31/08/2020, Notice - Developers
You can now obtain medicines in Portugal on a Finnish electronic prescription – medicines are available in Finland on Portuguese and Croatian prescriptions
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
The joint testing of the functionality to act on behalf of a minor can continue
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 - Developers
Is your organisation ready for the new Client Data Act?
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
Register for Kanta deployment phase for healthcare services by 31 August 2020
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
Estonian citizens can now purchase medicines in Finland with an e-prescription issued in their own country
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 - Developers
Updates to the publication schedule for the Kanta Services
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 - Developers
10 years of My Kanta Pages – anniversary year of Kanta Services starts
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
More than half of all Finnish residents use My Kanta Pages – user numbers have grown especially during the corona outbreak
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
Update request for system suppliers: new codes for coronavirus
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 helps you also during the coronavirus outbreak – make sure that healthcare professionals have the right to use your data
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.