The Kanta Services are used comprehensively by both public and private social welfare and healthcare providers. Kanta monitors and compiles statistics on the use of services and the amount of data stored in them. The data is collected from Kanta log data and registers.

Kanta combines patient and client data from healthcare and social welfare into an aggregate form. In total, more than two million new documents are stored in the Kanta Services every day. The data is used to compile statistics on key Kanta figures, the total amount of data stored in Kanta, utilisation of the data, and the use of MyKanta.

Key figures

Figure 1. Kanta Services are used by 100% of public and 70 % private healthcare providers, 74% of public social welfare services, 0.3% of private social welfare, and 100% of pharmacies.
Figure 2. A total of 3 billion patient data documents on a total of 6.5 million people have been stored in Kanta. A total of 74 million social welfare documents on 1.4 million people have been stored.
Figure 3: A total of 28 million prescriptions were issued through Kanta in 2022. Prescriptions were used a total of 76.5 million times.
Figure 4: MyKanta was used by 3.5 million people in 2022. There were a total of 37 million logins to MyKanta. MyKanta is used by 11% of under-18s. Over 80% of people aged 18–65 use MyKanta. MyKanta is used by 72% of those aged 66–75 and by 43% of those aged over 76.
Today, all public and private healthcare organisations and pharmacies use the Prescription service, which was launched in 2010. In public healthcare, the Patient Data Repository is used by all operators. Two-thirds of private healthcare providers use the Patient Data Repository. The implementation of the Client Data Archive for Social Welfare Services is currently progressing in stages in both public and private social welfare services. Social welfare data has been stored in Kanta since 2018.

MyKanta has been in use since 2010. All Finns can access their data around the clock using MyKanta. Information on citizens’ electronic prescriptions was the first information to be displayed in MyKanta. The service now allows users to e.g., read their treatment-related records and request prescription renewals, and users will gradually also be able to view social welfare information.

The majority of Finns use MyKanta.  In 2023, MyKanta was used by 3.1 million people a total of 35 million times.

Requests for statistics

If necessary, you can inquire about more detailed statistics figures by emailing

If you wish to use the Kanta Services’ social welfare and healthcare data for scientific research or knowledge-based management, please apply for permission for the secondary use of the data from Findata, i.e. the Finnish Social and Health Data Permit Authority.

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Last updated 15.2.2024

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