The Development and Use of a Statewide, All-Hazards Surveillance System: NC DETECT

October 5, 2011 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Health Science Library, room 328 (UNC at Chapel Hill)

Greetings: The next DUKE/UNC Joint Health Informatics Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 4:00-5:00pm

Title: The Development and Use of a Statewide, All-Hazards Surveillance System: NC DETECT

Presenter: Amy Ising

Bio Sketch:

Amy Ising is the NC DETECT Program Director in the Carolina Center for Health Informatics in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine. She has contributed to the design, development, implementation and maintenance of NC DETECT and its precursor NCEDD since 2000. She is a co-investigator on a wide variety of health informatics and biosurveillance-related research projects, and serves on the HIMSS Public Health Davies committee and the International Society for Disease Surveillance Annual Conference Program Committee. Ms. Ising received a B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia, and a M.S. in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Seminar Abstract:

The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is a near-real time surveillance system developed by the North Carolina Division of Public Health in collaboration with the Carolina Center for Health Informatics in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine. Free-text and standardized data from emergency departments, ambulance runs and the statewide poison center are analyzed and used for detection and/or monitoring of infectious diseases, injuries, chronic diseases, behavioral health and other events of public health concern. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the history and development of NC DETECT and highlight recent examples of how it has been used for infectious disease outbreaks, heat-related illness, and Hurricane Irene, among others.

For a complete seminar schedule visit the DCHI web site at https://www.dchi.duke.edu/education/informatics-seminars <https://www.dchi.duke.edu/education/informatics-seminars>

Time:   Every Wednesday – 4:00 to 5:00pm by video conference.  Light refreshments will be served at each location.

CEU Credit
Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is authorized by IACET to offer .1 CEU per presentation to participants who attend the entire presentation, sign the sign-in sheet, and complete and return the feedback/evaluation form at the conclusion of each presentation. Partial credit is not awarded.

To view the seminar live:

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Locations:  

UNC
Health Science Library, room 328

Duke
Hock Plaza 2424 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Auditorium- ground level

Parking: Contact Becky Riester at rebecca.riester@duke.edu <mailto:rebecca.riester@duke.edu>  to have your name placed on the parking list. Parking is free. Access the parking deck through the driveway in front of the building. Drive under the portico into the garage and stop at the traffic gate. Push the button next to speaker and tell receptionist that you are here for the Informatics Research Seminar. After parking, proceed to the 4th floor of the parking garage and exit across the driveway to enter the building. Sign in at the desk and go to the ground floor to Hock Auditorium. (Exit left off the elevator and walk down the hall, the auditorium is on your right)

NOTE: I will be out of the office next week-Please contact Serae Thomas at serae.thomas@duke.edu for parking requests