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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.
24/03/2020, Coronavirus - Citizens
How to get help with your pharmacy needs during the corona virus pandemic
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
Information for the public: How to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and what to do if you believe you may be infected
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
European e-prescriptions accepted in Finnish pharmacies in the spring
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 - Developers
Expiration of certificates of conformity and joint testing
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).
Kanta Services popular among citizens and professionals – year 2019 in a nutshell
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.
Acting on behalf of children over 10 years to become available in My Kanta Pages – requires significant changes in healthcare services
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.
Kanta no longer support oldest browsers and operating systems – the majority of clients can continue use as normal
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 Kanta Services in 2020
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
Kanta Services are developed to meet customers’ needs – Kela takes over responsibility for deployments
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
Visiting record on My Kanta Pages – nearly 2 million visits in November
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.
03/12/2019, Notice - Professionals
Terhikki number more widely used in authentication of professionals in Kanta Services
Up to now, social welfare and healthcare professionals have been identified in Kanta Services by the user's personal ID. Now the Terhikki number may be used in some cases.
Doctoral dissertation: Patients and doctors find electronic health services useful and easy to use
A doctoral dissertation study evaluated at the University of Eastern Finland shows that patients find electronic health services easy to access, and they are motivated to use them to monitor their health. Doctors found the electronic prescription easy to use and believe that it improves patient safety.