What does the project involve?
- As part of the project, the current VHIMS dataset and incident classification model will be consolidated.
- The incident and consumer feedback modules will be revised and a new built-for-purpose module will capture occupational health and safety (OHS) incidents.
- The project will also look into the current evidence base on health incident reporting and patient safety learning systems.
Who has been consulted so far?
- Forty-two Victorian public health services participated in sector consultations between October and November 2015, and provided feedback on the revised VHIMS incident and feedback modules, and the new OHS module.
- Other organisations also participated in the consultations including: the Victorian Managed Insurance Agency (VMIA), WorkSafe, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and the Health Complaints Commissioner.
- The consultations provided expert sector input on data set revisions, the user interface and functionality improvements.
What is happening next?
- In March and April 2016 ten pilot sites, representing a range of services, will test the new system (the prototype).
- During May and June all Victorian VHIMS users will have the opportunity to test the prototype.
- All prototype users will be asked to provide feedback about their experience with the new system.
- Prototype testing involves a ‘dummy’ site used only for testing and feedback purposes. Each health service will be provided with a range of scenarios to enter into the prototype.
- Statewide comparisons of how the scenarios have been entered and classified will be made to ensure that the new classification system can be consistently applied.
- In July 2016 VHIMS2 will be rolled out live to pilot sites via a staggered process.
Frequently asked questions
Read the VHIMS2 Frequently asked questions.
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