Irish Heart Attack Audit

The Irish Heart Attack Audit (IHAA) is clinically led, collecting high quality data on ACS patients admitted to Primary Percutaneous Intervention Centres in Ireland for the purpose of healthcare quality improvement.

Objectives

Background

In 2012, the National Clinical Programme for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) published an ACS Model of Care . The aim of the programme was to ensure that all patients with ACS nationally are managed according to the Optimal Reperfusion Service protocol. In order to assure the ACS programme, a performance monitoring mechanism, known as Heartbeat, was established to facilitate improvement in care of ACS patients and so reduce mortality and morbidity through a focus on evidenced based indicators of care in hospitals across the country. In 2019, governance of Heartbeat was transferred to NOCA with a view to establishing the Irish Heart Attack Audit. The audit is clinically led, collecting high quality data on ACS patients admitted to Primary Percutaneous Intervention Centres in Ireland for the purpose of healthcare quality improvement.