Bulletins

The Health Data Standards and Systems (HDSS) bulletin provides advice on the VAED, AIMS, VEMD, ESIS, VINAH, VPDC and on related data quality issues. The bulletin is produced on an ad-hoc basis. It provides:

  • answers to common questions directed to the HDSS Helpdesk
  • directives for implementation of revisions to data collection specifications (VAED, VEMD, ESIS, VINAH and AIMS) including notification of amendments to specified data collection reference tables
  • feedback on selected data quality studies undertaken
  • information on upcoming events.

HDSS Bulletin Issue 224: 1 October 2019
HDSS Bulletin Issue 223: 28 June 2019
HDSS Bulletin issue 222: 17 June 2019
HDSS Bulletin issue 221: 1 May 2019
HDSS Bulletin Issue 220: 26 March 2019
HDSS Bulletin Issue 219: 10 December 2018
HDSS Bulletin Issue 218: 8 October 2018
HDSS Bulletin Issue 217: 22 June 2018
HDSS Bulletin Issue 216: 13 April 2018
HDSS Bulletin Issue 215: 8 February 2018
HDSS Bulletin Issue 214: 30 November 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 213: 17 August 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 212: 4 August 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 211: 20 June 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 210: 30 May 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 209: 6 April 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 208: 28 February 2017
HDSS Bulletin Issue 207: 23 December 2016
HDSS Bulletin Issue 206: 4 November 2016
HDSS Bulletin Issue 205: 11 August 2016
HDSS Bulletin Issue 203: 30 May 2016
HDSS Bulletin Issue 202: 10 March 2016
HDSS Bulletin Issue 201: 14 January 2016
HDSS Bulletin Issue 200: 6 November 2015
HDSS Bulletin Issue 199: 10 September 2015
HDSS Bulletin Issue 198: 31 July 2015
HDSS Bulletin Issue 196: 29 June 2015
HDSS Bulletin Issue 195: 6 May 2015
HDSS Bulletin Issue 194: 03 March 2015

For bulletins from 2014, visit communications archive

Health classifications and coding bulletins

The Health classifications and coding bulletin is produced to inform Health Information Managers, Clinical Coders and other interested parties of changes to health classifications and coding applicable to admitted episodes separated on or from 1 July.

VAHI Health classifications and coding bulletin Issue 1: 29 June 2017

HDSS Bulletin Coding and classification edition Issue 204: 23 June 2016

HDSS Bulletin Coding and classification edition Issue 197: 13 July 2015

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Forums

The HDSS forum, held annually, offers an opportunity for health service personnel to meet staff from the System Intelligence and Analytics Branch and other key areas of the department. There is no charge for attending the forum.

Presentations

See communications archive for HDSS forum presentations from 2013.