The Department of Health 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.
VEMD, VAED, VINAH and ESIS reference files
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.
Annual changes process
The annual changes process is a review of Victoria's health data collections managed by the Department of Health 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.
Health data standards and systems communications
The HDSS Bulletin provides advice on the VAED, AIMS, VEMD, ESIS, VINAH, VCDC and on related data quality issues.
Reviewed 11 November 2022