The Department of Health & Human Services provides standards, specifications and data quality processes for the following health data collections:
The department undertakes continual updates and improvements to their standards, specifications and processes.
National Funding Model implementation resources
From 1 July 2021, Victoria will implement the national funding model for acute and sub-acute admitted and non-admitted activity, and emergency department funded services. Mental health and block funded small rural health services will transition in a later phase.
Reference files provide lists of valid codes relevant to the key health services data collections.
Health classifications group aspects of patient information into categories based on established criteria, logic and conventions.
Health data quality
The Department of Health undertakes a range of editing, auditing and benchmarking activities to ensure a high quality of health data in Victoria.
The annual changes process is a review of Victoria's health data collections managed by the Department of Health & Human Services and governed by the Annual Changes Governance Committee
HealthCollect is a secure online system to collect data from, and distribute information, to Victoria's hospitals and health services.
The HDSS Bulletin provides advice on the VAED, AIMS, VEMD, ESIS, VINAH, VCDC and on related data quality issues.
Reviewed 25 October 2015