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Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health Minimum Data Set (VINAH MDS) manual 2022-23

The Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health (VINAH) minimum dataset manual deals with data on the provision of a range of non-admitted health services in Victoria.

Section 1 Introduction

Introduction to the VINAH manual with an overview of VINAH, the history and development of VINAH and summaries of the manual's contents.

Section 2 Concepts and derived items

Concept definitions and other information relating to data concepts that underlie the VINAH MDS.

Section 3 Data elements

Concept definitions and other information relating to data concepts that underlie the VINAH MDS.

Section 4 Business rules

Business rules that are in place in the data collection. Business rules serve many purposes in the VINAH data collection, the most important being to preserve the quality, consistency and integrity of the data.

Section 5 Introduction compilation and submission

Section 5 of the VINAH manual specifies the technical requirements of data transmissions that are to be made to the department. 

Section 5a Transmission and compliance

An overview of the VINAH MDS transmission process. Outlines the requirements for the frequency of transmission and correcting of errors, and other policies.

Section 5b VINAH transaction implementation guide

Guidance for software vendors in implementing VINAH MDS capabilities into their systems.

Section 5c HL7 Reference and implementation guide

Guidance for software vendors in assembling HL7 transmission files. Contains a definitive reference of the HL7 message definitions for use in conjunction with the Data Element Binding Table.

Section 5d HealthCollect Portal manual transmission process

The process for users to manually transmit VINAH MDS data to the department using the HealthCollect portal.

Section 5e Submission purge procedure

Guidance for users and software vendors on purging submissions from the VINAH MDS repository. Contains information for vendors to automate purges within their system.

Section 7 Validation reports

Documents the control reports including their contents, layout and use. Control Reports in VINAH are used primarily to manage the lifecycle of transmissions and maintain data.

Section 8 Validations

Lists all of the VINAH edits and indicates the message that will be returned for each edit.

Section 9 Code list

Lists and describes all the codes associated with each data element.

Section 10 Testing

Information to sites and vendors sending test data to VINAH.

Reviewed 02 February 2023

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