Department of Health

Victorian Health Incident Management System Minimum Dataset


The Victorian Health Incident Management System Minimum Dataset (VHIMS MDS) is a standardised dataset designed to collect clinical and occupational health and safety (OH&S) incidents, near misses and hazards. The purpose of the VHIMS MDS is to improve quality, safety and patient experience in Victorian public health services by providing standardised state-wide data to support monitoring and quality improvement.

These data must be collected in all Victorian public health services, and all services under their governance structure, including community health services and bush nursing centres. For further information on these requirements refer to the Policy and Funding guidelines, Safer Care Victoria (SCV) Adverse patient safety events policy and the SCV Clinical governance framework.


The VHIMS MDS manual provides incident reporters and users of the data with a complete dataset resource including:

  • definitions of data items;
  • information and business rules regarding data recording and transmission;
  • contact details for support related to the VHIMS MDS.


Date published
12 Apr 2022
101 pages
Victorian Agency for Health Information

Reviewed 13 April 2022

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