Over the past five years, the number of patient data searches in the Kanta Services has increased tenfold. On average, healthcare professionals use Kanta Services to retrieve patient data from another organisation 5 million times a month. They carried out 9 million searches of their organisation’s own register per month.
Figure 1 shows how many medical records have been retrieved over the past five years. Figure 2 shows how the number of searches has changed in the last 12 months. The different types of data search are broken down into searches of the organisation’s own register, searches of another organisation’s register, and emergency searches.
During 2023, it will gradually become possible to search social welfare client data using Kanta. Statistics on the utilisation of social welfare data will be added to the page later.
Purpose of searches
Professionals in the wellbeing services counties search their own register for information when viewing the data of the residents of the wellbeing services county at a health centre in connection with treatment.
Private and public healthcare providers search for data in another organisation’s registers when they carry out a search in each other’s registers or in another wellbeing services county.
An emergency search can be carried out if required to treat the client in an emergency.