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08/02/2018, Notice - Citizens
Electronic prescriptions are convenient
Since the beginning of 2017, doctors have issued all prescriptions electronically apart from a few exceptional cases. However, e-prescriptions have been introduced in stages already since 2011.
18/01/2018, Notice - Professionals
In 2017: 61.4 million drug dispensing events – 80 log data queries
E-prescriptions have been issued since 2010. In 2017, the number of prescriptions issued was 31.9 million, which resulted in 61.4 drug dispensing events. Kela’s Kanta services received about 80 log data requests from the Prescription Centre in 2017.
15/01/2018, Notice - Citizens
Kanta has improved patient data protection
The national Kanta services are a key basis for smooth and safe sharing of patient data throughout the healthcare supply chain. The Kanta services have considerably increased transparency in the processing of data. Previously, it was not easy for patients to access information that has been recorded on them in the healthcare services. Now this data can be checked in My Kanta Pages. The service also makes it possible to see when and which healthcare unit has processed the information.
Latest Kanta services have been certified
An accredited information security inspection body has certified the latest Kanta services, which are the client data archive for social welfare services and the My Kanta Pages Personal Health Record.
Kanta – easier to smile
The level of patient care in both the dentist’s chair and in other healthcare sectors will improve when oral healthcare providers join the Kanta system.
Develop an application for Kanta PHR – soon citizens can share their own wellbeing information with doctors by mobile phone
In the future, it will be possible for citizens to save their own wellbeing information in the My Kanta Pages Personal Heath Record (Kanta PHR) using various applications. It will be possible to save blood pressure and exercise monitoring data, for example, in the service using a mobile application. In the future, citizens may also, if they wish, share information directly with their doctor. At the Slush startup and tech event, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will announce a design competition for application developers, aimed at finding new kinds of ap-plications to utilise Kanta PHR. The winners will be awarded a cash prize.
27/11/2017, Notice - Citizens
Patient Data Repository stores and shares data
The majority of patients already have data accumulated in the Patient Data Repository of the Kanta services since 2012. So far, over 2.2 million citizens have viewed their own data in the service.
09/11/2017, Notice - Citizens
Renewing a prescription is easy in My Kanta Pages
Electronic renewal of prescriptions is one of the most popular functions in My Kanta Pages. About 6,300 renewal requests are made in My Kanta Pages every day.
Personal Health Record of Kanta services joins Wellbeing Hackathon
Kanta services will be joining Finland’s largest Wellbeing Hackathon in Helsinki on 27–29 October 2017.
Finns are interested in digital healthcare services
According to a survey commissioned by the Association of Finnish Pharmacies, the Finnish Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Information Centre, e-prescriptions and My Kanta Pages have become established as part of the healthcare services.
Kanta - a database for all citizens
Kanta services are being developed into a database for all citizens. In future, client data from social welfare services will also be included in the service in addition to citizens’ health data. The services will become easier to use as the information is available regardless of the time or the place. This may also improve the quality of care.
18/07/2017, Notice - Professionals
It is worthwhile to join the Kanta services
In My Kanta Pages, citizens can view their medical data recorded by public healthcare providers and increasingly also by private healthcare operators. At the same time, the quality of patient care improves when patient data recorded in the Kanta services can be utilised by different medical units.
11/07/2017, Notice - Professionals
Kanta.fi awarded as the best mobile service for health and well-being in SuomiAreena
The best Finnish mobile services were awarded in SuomiAreena in Pori. Kanta.fi was the winner of the category for health and well-being services. According to the panel of judges, providing access to the citizens’ health data on a one-stop shop principle acts as a basis for new healthcare service concepts and supports their development. Due to its mobile scalability, it is also more efficient to use the kanta.fi service.
19/04/2017, Notice - Professionals
Kela’s Kanta service publishes first open source codes
02/03/2017, Notice - Citizens
Lifelong digi-learning – including seniors
New services and smart technology are introduced constantly. Life expectancy is also still increasing, so senior citizens will continue to have plenty to learn.
13/02/2017, Notice - Professionals
The Population Register Centre's smart card contracts move online
South Karelia as a forerunner: Testing of functionalities launched in first pilot on client data archive in social welfare services
The client test environment of the client data archive in social welfare services has been deployed. The first one to test the functionalities is the South Karelia Social and Health Care District Eksote as part of its pilot project for the client data archive in social welfare services.
Restrictions on parents and carers acting on behalf of their children are eased in My Kanta Pages
An increasing number of parents and carers can now manage their children’s issues in My Kanta Pages.
18/01/2017, Notice - Professionals
Validation service moves to the cloud on 1 February 2017
The technical environment of the Kanta validation service will move to a cloud service maintained by IHE-Europe AISBL in February 2017.