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The Health Data Standards and Systems (HDSS) bulletin provides advice on the VAED, AIMS, VEMD, ESIS, VINAH, VPDC and on related data quality issues. The bulletin is produced on an ad-hoc basis. It provides:

  • answers to common questions directed to the HDSS Helpdesk
  • directives for implementation of revisions to data collection specifications (VAED, VEMD, ESIS, VINAH and AIMS) including notification of amendments to specified data collection reference tables
  • feedback on selected data quality studies undertaken
  • information on upcoming events.

Health classifications and coding bulletins

The Health classifications and coding bulletin is produced to inform Health Information Managers, Clinical Coders and other interested parties of changes to health classifications and coding applicable to admitted episodes separated on or from 1 July.


Subscribe to the HDSS mailing list to receive email notification of the release of each Bulletin or any other updates relating to the data collections.

Reviewed 14 May 2024


Contact us

For information and advice about standards, specifications and data quality processes for the VAED, VEMD, ESIS, AIMS, VINAH, F1 and VCDC. 

HDSS Helpdesk Department of Health

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