My Kanta Pages Personal Health Record (Kanta PHR) is a forthcoming Kanta service for monitoring your own wellbeing. Kanta PHR can be used for recording personal health data with the aid of applications, and the system allows you to share your wellbeing information with social welfare and healthcare service providers, if you so wish. The recorded data may include, e.g. the results of blood pressure and blood glucose tests, symptom assessments, check-ups and self-care plans.
At the moment, Kanta PHR can only be used by persons who are 16 years of age or older. This requirement may be revised once the new Act has entered into force.
Kanta PHR is used with wellbeing applications
Kanta PHR is used with wellbeing applications provided by third parties and approved by the Kanta services. The wellbeing application may either be an app used in a mobile device (smartphone, tablet), a server-based application used on a computer, e.g. the symptom assessment questionnaire, which is completed in the web browser, or another software, service or program used on the internet.
The wellbeing applications can be used for recording information in Kanta PHR and for processing the wellbeing data in the service. The information from measurement devices, e.g. blood glucose or activity meter, is usually transferred into Kanta PHR using the application provided by the device supplier. The wellbeing applications you can use with Kanta PHR are found on the list of applications.
Start using Kanta PHR by giving the wellbeing application an access right to Kanta PHR and the information you have saved there. You must also accept the terms and conditions of use for Kanta PHR and agree to comply with the terms and conditions at the same time. More detailed instructions for use will be published once the service has been made available for use by all.
View your wellbeing information in Kanta PHR
You can also view and delete information in Kanta PHR via My Kanta Pages included in the Kanta services. In My Kanta Pages, you can see all the applications for which you have given access rights to Kanta PHR and, if you wish, you can remove the access rights of applications.
In the future, with your consent, the wellbeing information in Kanta PHR can also be utilised by social welfare and healthcare service providers to promote your care. The service providers must use a certified application for viewing the wellbeing information in addition to having a care or service relationship with yourself. Read more about the service description.
Year 2018 is a time for piloting, i.e. testing of Kanta PHR
Kanta PHR is still not available for all users of My Kanta Pages as its use is being expanded in stages. Piloting is carried out, e.g. with the wellbeing applications Omaolo and Omapolku created in the national Virtual Hospital and ODA projects.
- As from April 2018, Kanta PHR will only be available for the pilot users of the Omapolku application in the Virtual Hospital project.
- Professional applications for use by social welfare and healthcare professionals for utilising information recorded by the user at the user's consent have not yet been connected to Kanta PHR. However, it is already possible to give your consent in My Kanta Pages in order to share future wellbeing information with social welfare and healthcare service providers.