Kanta CDA API is a technical software application with the following functionalities used in the Kanta services:
- formation of CDA documents from the object model
- reading of documents into the object model
- supplementary functionalities
The source code is public
The CDA API source code is published in the Github service.
The licence is Apache License v 2.0, which also enables utilisation of the source code in commercial applications (non-shared licence).
Who is the code meant for?
Suppliers of pharmacy and patient data systems can utilise the software in their own implementations when developing Kanta interfaces in their own systems.
Indirectly, operators subscribing to the systems may also benefit from the publication as it is easier to achieve interoperability of the systems.
Why is the code public?
If a code published by Kela is used in the implementation of the systems, it may facilitate the coordination of joint testing coordinated by Kela, as the documents produced by the systems are more consistent.
In addition, Kela may receive improvement suggestions and error reports, which can be utilised in the system development.
Will further open source codes be published in the future?
This is possible and highly likely. With the first publication, we can also fine-tune the publication technique of the code and improve its linking with the version management systems of Kela’s internal software.
Any future publications will be made as easy as possible, and this opportunity will be taken as and when necessary.