The national authorised Finnish Kanta PHR data content is based on the emerging standard HL7 FHIR. The data content is open, published online and thus available for all (see section Simplifier profile registry below).
The existing data content, along with the FHIR profiles, has been developed in collaboration with HL7 Finland and HL7 Finland's Personal Health SIG (later HL7 PH SIG). More information about the group is available at HL7 Finland Personal Health SIG web pages.
Declaring conformance to a FHIR profile accepted in the national Finnish Kanta PHR data content is mandatory in the Finnish PHR customer testing and production environments.
The data content can be developed further by following the development process designed for this purpose.
Simplifier profile registry
Profile drafts and profiles supported in the national Finnish Kanta PHR data content are published in the Simplifier profile registry, in the Finnish PHR project: https://simplifier.net/FinnishPHR.
Profiles can be viewed directly online in Simplifier or downloaded in xml or json format.
Please, pay also attention to the status of the profile in Simplifier (see table below), as some of the profiles may be drafts and not yet in joint testing or production use. Preliminary examples of the status to be used in Simplifier:
|Profile status in Simplifier||Meaning|
|Suggestion / draft||The profile has been proposed for the Finnish PHR data model.|
|Applicability review / draft||The profile is being officially reviewed by Kela and HL7 PH SIG.|
|Technical design / draft||Kela is developing (possible) changes required in the PHR platform itself.|
|Joint testing of application / draft||The profile is under Joint testing of application.|
|Final / production||The profile is in production use.|
|Rejected / retired||A retired profile that has been rejected (hasn’t been in production use).|
|Retired / retired||A retired profile that has been in production use previously, but not anymore.|
The implementation guide describes the use of HL7 FHIR standard in the Finnish Kanta PHR context. The guide has been designed for analysts and developers who require guidance on FHIR resources, elements and specific extensions relative to Kanta PHR data management platform.