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The National Health Data and Information Standards Committee (NHDISC) provides advice to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for its work in developing and maintaining national health data and information standards and related national health information infrastructure, in the context of the National Health Information Agreement (NHIA).
The NHDISC will:
1 unanimous agreement is required for NMDSs. For NBEDSs and NBPDSs there must be unanimous agreement that technical standards are met, although not every jurisdiction may be able to report against the specifications/standards for the starting year(s).
Membership of the NHDISC comprises of:
(a) All signatories to the National Health Information Agreement, currently being:
(b) Representatives from other organisations/sectors:
(c) Any other members as determined necessary by the Institute.
At the discretion of the Chair, Observers may be invited to attend meetings. They can contribute at meetings, by contributing to discussions, by making oral presentations, by distributing documents at meetings through the Chair, or by engaging in other activities as appropriate and as approved by the Chair.
Secretariat support is provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Executive Secretariat Unit, Canberra.
Contact details for the Secretariat are:
PO Box 570
(02) 6244 1033
Guidelines for the Disclosure of Secondary Use Health Information for Statistical Reporting, Research and Analysis
The Guidelines are a former National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee (NHISSC) product, endorsed by AHMAC in 2017, and are being made publically available on the AIHW website.
These Guidelines differ from the AIHW Confidentiality Policy and were developed for a different purpose. Where required by the jurisdictions, the AIHW applies these Guidelines in addition to its own Confidentiality Policy before making health data available.
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