The Virtual Health Information Network (VHIN) assists researchers to do high quality health research using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and other administrative health data. A deeper understanding of the IDI and increased awareness of data quality issues can be gained via website guides (posted below), online discussions on the VHIN Facebook page, analytical code available from VHIN research and meetings about current IDI research (Presentations).
Key information for IDI users
- IDI Spine
- Getting started using the IDI in the SNZ Datalab
- Income measures in the IDI
- Identifying the New Zealand resident population in the IDI
- Code sharing
- How to manually install a Stata plugin in the Datalab environment
- Measuring new cardiovascular events in the IDI
News & Events
AEA Integrated Data Infrastructure Symposium: How IDI can help address epidemiological questions
The seminar will showcase a range of projects using the IDI to answer epidemiological questions on a range of topics including: cardiovascular disease, premature birth, injuries etc. The presentations will focus on the advantages and challenges of using the IDI, data sources used, and outcomes explored. In addition, there will also be other informative presentations on generic topics such as social licence and the IDI, the Māori capability of the IDI.
The symposium will be held on the 16th August, 9.30am-3.30pm at the School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland.
Public Health Expert Blog
This blog describes some of the opportunities and challenges in the new data environment in New Zealand, focusing on how the VHIN can contribute to stronger health research and benefit the health of New Zealanders – Open data, transparency and power – role of the Virtual Health Information Network
New Virtual Diabetes Register (VDR) December 2016 released and published
In May 2017, the new Virtual Diabetes Register (VDR) December 2016 was released and published on the Ministry of Health’s website. Improvements to the algorithm were made in early 2017 to create the latest version of the VDR. From now on the new numbers published on the Ministry’s website should be used, or updated numbers or datasets requested from email@example.com.