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).

Information for using the IDI

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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