NC DETECT

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.

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May is Asthma Awareness Month.  The graph below shows the number of ED visits by week that mention asthma in the chief complaint or triage note.  NC DETECT also provides asthma ED visit trends by ICD-9-CM final diagnosis code.  For more information and/or training on the reports available in NC DETECT, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Conference
December 9-10, 2015
Denver, Colorado