North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool
The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is North Carolina's statewide syndromic surveillance system. NC DETECT was created by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (NC DPH) in 2004 in collaboration with the Carolina Center for Health Informatics (CCHI) in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine to address the need for early event detection and timely public health surveillance in North Carolina using a variety of secondary data sources. Authorized users are currently able to view data from emergency departments, the Carolinas Poison Center, and the Pre-hospital Medical Information System (PreMIS), as well as pilot data from select urgent care centers.
NC DETECT is designed, developed and maintained by CCHI staff with funding by the NC DPH. New functionality is added regularly based on end user feedback.
Recreational water-related injuries include near-drownings, injuries due to watercraft incidents (e.g. collisions, explosions, and falls on watercraft), injuries due to water-skiing, and other recreational water-related injuries (e.g. injuries due to snorkeling/SCUBA diving, injuries due to diving/jumping into bodies of water, and etc.). These mechanisms of injury differ by age group. For example, the most common mechanism of injury for youth is near-drowning and for older adults is watercraft incidents. Read more in the Recreational Water-related Injuries Fact Sheet.