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Since 2017, the VAHI has worked closely with the VHIMS Project Board, to develop a range of long-term strategies to address the issues with Victoria’s approach to collecting incident and feedback information. The Project Board is made up of health service chief executives, directors of medical services and nursing, quality directors and interstate experts.

VHIMS Central: the new Victorian Health Incident Management System

VHIMS Central is the new incident and feedback reporting and management system being built to replace the current system funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) for 50 health services including community, bush nursing and small hospitals.

VAHI is seeking input from a wide range of VHIMS users to ensure the new incident and feedback management system supports improvements to staff and patient safety. The VHIMS Critical Friends group will test and provide vital feedback on the pre-release version of the new system.

The VHIMS Critical Friends Expression of Interest (EOI) has seen an exceptional response from users across Victoria, with more than 100 applications from staff across all service areas (both clinical and support staff). A third of applicants have been from a nursing/midwifery background and 50% of applicants review and manage incidents as part of their daily work. We are very keen to hear from front-line staff who don’t enter incidents very often. The EOI has been extended to 1 June 2018.

Please share this link widely across your organisation: Expression of Interest: VHIMS Critical Friends Registration

VHIMS Analytics Working Group EOI

VAHI is seeking assistance in the development of an analytics plan for the new quarterly collection of incident data and the new Victorian Incident and Feedback Dataset (VIFD).

The EOI VHIMS Analytics Working Group is still open. To date, 37 respondents have expressed their interest in contributing to this important collaborative group.

We are seeking representatives from medical and allied health professionals, as well as from community health services.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the online application at and submit your resume via email to

Page last updated: 03 May 2018

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