LMICS provides cancer data and related services to our member organisations, free of charge. This data sharing arrangement helps LMICS to fulfil its role to encourage collaboration within Loddon Mallee health services and support evidence-based development across the region.
LMICS routinely receives the following data from the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) and the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage (CVDL) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):
A Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) extract for all people with one or more cancers admitted to our member health services, inclusive of a hospital-specific unit record (UR) number (biannual supply of data)
A de-identified VAED extract for all people with one or more cancers admitted to any health service in Victoria, exclusive of UR number but inclusive of a state-wide identification number (annual supply of data)
A VCR extract of all cancer notifications submitted to the registry by any of our member health services (biannual supply of data).
The VAED extracts include information on parenteral (e.g. intravenous) chemotherapy and surgical services provided to cancer patients. LMICS is also in the process of arranging access to information from other administrative datasets.
Under our Conditions of Release and the LMICS Memorandum of Understanding, the LMICS Data Team has permission to provide data to member health services for:
Quality improvement initiatives related to cancer care
Research related to cancer care that has ethics approval
Ad-hoc requests for data to support cancer services, including health service planning and funding applications
Annual routine health service reports.
In addition to providing this information, the LMICS Data Team is available to:
Assist with the design of cancer data collection tools, for purposes such as clinical auditing and surveying clinicians or consumers
Undertake cancer data collection, including clinical auditing and survey administration
Provide a statistical consultancy service to those involved in the delivery of cancer care across the Loddon Mallee region.
Prior to requesting data support, however, we would encourage you to review the latest LMICS Annual Report or the interactive Victorian Cancer Statistics website in case the relevant data are already available online.
For further information, or to request support, please contact:
Bipin Manezhi | Data & Quality Specialist | LMICS
8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
03 5454 8374 | m. 0472 526 710
Some of the projects undertaken by LMICS are listed below:
Working with other ICS
Optimal Care Pathways
Metropolitan/Regional Engagement Project
MDM Quality Framework Project
Patient Experience of Cancer Care (PECC)
A detailed report of our recent projects can be found in our current annual report.
The LMICS Grants Program (a networked cancer service system) awards grants to health services in the Loddon Mallee Region.
A detailed report of the successful applicants can be found in our current annual report.
LMICS Funding Program
During the 2021-22 financial year, LMICS provided $200,000 of grant funding to seven organisations providing specialist and generalist cancer services across the LMR. Each project addressed priority areas under the Victorian cancer plan and targeted time limited service improvement projects that could not be funded within existing hospital resources.
Several project recipients presented project outcomes at the LMICS Annual Forum in November 2022. Projects will be incorporated into business as usual, whilst continuing to expand and build on achievements.
A summary of the successful grant recipients can be found in the latest annual report.
For more information on the LMICS Grants Program
please contact Cheryl Martin, Manager at LMICS.
Phone: 03 5454 8382
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.