Department of Health

The Department of Health uses the Agency Information Management System (AIMS) to collect summarised financial and statistical data from Victorian hospitals. AIMS data is used to assist monitoring of programs, for funding purposes, in demand management and for acquittal purposes.

The Department of Treasury and Finance, Commonwealth departments and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare also use AIMS data for analysis and reporting purposes.

The department collects information in discrete financial years. Each year the AIMS returns are updated to ensure the collections support the department's national reporting obligations and reflect changes in hospital funding and service provision arrangements for the coming financial year.

Modifications may be required to hospital funding and service activity returns, where changes to programs are being implemented or revised.

AIMS manual

The AIMS public hospital user manual describes form specific reporting requirements and data definitions, online data entry instructions and online reports.

AIMS manual 2022-23

AIMS manual 2021-22

AIMS manual 2020-21

NACMS manual

A user guide for the Non-admitted Clinic Management System (NACMS) on the HealthCollect portal.

NACMS manual 2021-22

Annual changes

Current financial year changes and proposals for changes to take effect from 1 July for the following financial year can be found at Annual changes.

Reviewed 02 February 2023


Contact details

For information and advice about standards, specifications and data quality processes for the VAED, VEMD, ESIS, AIMS, VINAH and VCDC. 

HDSS Helpdesk Department of Health

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