The Victorian Agency for Health Information’s mission is to deliver trusted information to inform better decisions that improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
To achieve this mission, VAHI produces a range of reports on health service performance, quality and safety.
The Victorian health services performance monitoring framework outlines the Government’s approach to overseeing the performance of Victorian health services, including VAHI’s responsibilities.
Public health services each have a Statement of Priorities, which is their agreement with the Minister for Health on key performance expectations, targets and funding for the financial year.
Performance against the measures agreed in the Statement of Priorities is reported in Monitor. Monitor is produced monthly to show health service CEOs how they are tracking. A quarterly edition is sent to health service Boards. An annual Monitor report is also sent to CEOs and Boards.
Responsibility for Monitor moved from the Department of Health and Human Services when VAHI was established.
Program Report for Integrated Service Monitoring (PRISM)
PRISM includes a broad set of measures on health service activity and performance. It supports Monitor by providing further context and allows health services to benchmark against similar health services.
PRISM is distributed to CEOs and Boards quarterly. An annual PRISM report is also distributed.
Responsibility for PRISM moved from the Department of Health and Human Services when VAHI was established.
Board safety and quality report
VAHI developed the Board safety and quality report for board members to get information about the quality and safety performance of their health service, including how their results compare with similar health services.
The Board safety and quality report is distributed quarterly to health service boards.
Quality and safety in Victorian private hospitals
The Quality and safety in Victorian private hospitals report is released biannually to private hospital executives.
The report is designed in line with recommendations from Targeting zero, aiming to support quality and safety improvements in private hospitals by enhancing access to high quality information.
VAHI developed Inspire to support clinicians to understand the performance of their health service against key measures that impact safety, quality and performance. Inspire will help to improve the flow of information in the health system so that issues can be identified and attention can be focused on opportunities for improvement.
Inspire is intended to support conversations on safety and quality among clinicians and management. A key component of the report is clinician-focused advice provided by Safer Care Victoria to help drive these conversations.
Inspire is produced quarterly and sent directly to clinicians. In addition, specialist issues of Inspire will be released from time to time, to provide in-depth reporting on specific clinical areas.
Inspire: Mental health
Inspire: Mental health is a biannual report provided to senior mental health clinicians and executives.
The purpose of the report is to provide information to support conversations on quality and safety performance within the mental health sector.
The Chief Psychiatrist provides clinician-focused information throughout the report, referring readers to relevant resources and providing practical advice on how to manage specific issues.
Page last updated: 11 Dec 2020