The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) is an Administrative Office of the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services.
VAHI was created following a review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria. The review found that there was not adequate oversight of quality and safety across health services. Essential data was often not collected, used, or made accessible to hospitals and clinicians so they could identify opportunities for improvement.
VAHI analyses and shares information across the Victorian health system to ensure services have an accurate picture of their quality and safety.
VAHI monitors and reports on public and private services that impact on health, wellbeing, quality and safety to stimulate and inform improvements, increase transparency and accountability, and give the Victorian community meaningful information about care in their local area.
VAHI also collects and analyses information about the health status of Victorians to inform policy development and planning, and to give a complete picture of health in Victoria.