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
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.
The Clinical Lead for the Irish Heart Attack Audit is Ronan Margey and the Audit Manager is Joan McCormack.
As this audit is in development further information on the Irish Heart Attack Audit will become available in due course.