The healthcare sector, as a combination of the private and public sector, experienced various changes with the introduction of information systems. ePrescriptions are expected to save €35 million of taxpayers' money annually in Finland.It has been estimated that ePrescriptions and eRecords for healthcare together will bring €180 million in savings annually. Big savings and benefits in patient safety and quality improvements are expected. ePrescription is a part of KanTa services. KanTa is the nationwide healthcare information archive, which consists of three services: the national ePrescription system, the national EHR archive (eArchive) and the web application that provides a view of citizen´s prescription information and patient records (OmaKanTa).
Ms. Maritta Korhonen (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland)