The Virtual Health Information Network (VHIN) assists researchers to do high quality health research using 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 online guides, discussions on the VHIN Facebook page, analytical code from VHIN research projects and our shared code repository, explanatory material from meetings and presentations about current IDI research, and courses.

News & Events

Assistant Research Fellow Position, University of Otago Wellington

Assistant Research Fellow position in the Department of Public Health is currently being advertised for IDI research at University of Otago, Wellington.

VHIN Intro to Health Research in the IDI Short Courses Success
We offered one-day short courses on conducting health research in the IDI in both the Public Health Summer School at the University of Otago, Wellington, and the February Programme of the NZ Social Statistics Network at the University of Auckland. Thanks to everyone who participated  we had around 40 attendees in Wellington and 14 in Auckland. Feedback was very positive. For those of you who missed out, we hope to hold the courses again! Please watch this space for updates.

Big Data for Big Problems
The VHIN was profiled in depth as part of the University of Otago Research Highlights He Kitenga series, from its inception through the various affiliated organisations and projects.

Understanding Practice and Analysis of Integrated Data in the Stats NZ Datalab
This report, by Peter Ellis, scopes the needs and opportunities for information and analytical layers in the IDI, whilst also outlining the current approaches to analysis in the IDI and observations on the analytical environment.