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.
According to the CDC, self-harm refers to injuries that are the result of intentional acts inflicted on oneself with the intent to harm oneself. This category of injury includes suicides, suicide attempts, and other forms of self-harm. In 2012, women had higher rates of injuries due to self-harm for all age groups except for seniors > 75 years of age. More information is available in the Self Harm Fact Sheet. Authorized users can also review detailed emergency department visit information related to self-harm by logging into NC DETECT.