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COVID-19 

  • supported Victoria’s COVID-19 response as an agency priority, providing current, relevant and meaningful data and deploying staff to support the state pandemic response team 
  • moved closer to a single source of truth for health quality and safety data with the launch of the VAHI Portal, accommodating COVID-19 information needs and releasing a new public-facing Victorian Health Services Performance website 
  • conducted the first remote data integrity audits of the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Enriching our products and services

  • launched the VAHI Data Request Hub to simplify and streamline our data request process, enabling us to deliver on 18% more requests compared to the year prior
  • invested in collecting data about patient-rated quality of life after medical treatment through our patient-reported outcomes (PROs) program
  • brokered access to four new registries for VAHI’s Australian-first clinical quality registry (CQR) linkage project.

Reports

  • released the first Victorian Health Incident Management System statewide report in the program’s 12-year history
  • co-designed improvements to the Board safety and quality report with health service board members, delivering more relevant and actionable insights
  • released two issues of the Inspire: Mental health report with 11 new measures to provide a more comprehensive picture of Victoria’s mental health system
  • released results of Victoria’s first in-depth investigation into food insecurity and its determinants through population health surveillance
  • provided public health services with access to more timely patient experience data through more frequent reporting of the Victorian Health Experience Survey.

Workforce

  • developed a capability framework to specify the knowledge, skills and behaviour expected of our workforce.

Page last updated: 26 Oct 2020

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