DMED provides remote access to a subset of data contained within the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS). DMSS contains up-to-date and historical data on diseases and medical events (e.g., hospitalizations, ambulatory visits, reportable diseases, etc.) and longitudinal data relevant to personnel characteristics and deployments experience for all active duty and reserve component service members.
The DMED application provides a user-friendly interface through which users may perform queries regarding disease and injury rates and relative burdens of disease in active duty populations.
The purpose of the DMED is to standardize the epidemiologic methodology used to collect, integrate and analyze Tri-Service personnel and medical event data and to provide authorized users with remote access to the summarized data. Through the use of client-server technologies and database optimization, DMED users have unprecedented capabilities to access Tri-Service epidemiologic data and to submit tailored queries that are responded to in a timely (seconds) and efficient manner.
DMED is available only for authorized users such as US military medical providers, epidemiologists, medical researchers, safety officers or medical operations/clinical support staff responsible for surveying health conditions in the US military and conveying this information to commanders for use in monitoring and enhancing the health of the US military Active Component. Civilian collaborators in military medical research and operations may also have access to DMED with documentation supporting their collaborative arrangements. Application for access to DMED is available through the AFHSC website.
How to access DMED
There are two ways to access DMED, either online or by downloading the DMED application. Most users will prefer to access DMED online.
Access DMED Online
DMED online is a web-based JAVA application. Access DMED online here.
Download DMED Application
- DMED must be installed on the user's machine. The size of the download file is 3.8 Mb. Requires: Win95 / NT4.0 / Win98 / Windows 2000 / Windows XP or better, SVGA and 256 colors.
- In order to download DMED you will need a valid username and password. You must first complete the on-line registration form.
- Registered users will be notified via e-mail and may download the application at that time.
- Forgot your username or password? Contact the DMED administrator. E-mail: email@example.com
Please download DMED by Clicking here.
DMED (version 4.0.17) User's Guide is available below as an Adobe Portable Document. It can be printed via the Acrobat Reader's print button on Acrobat's tool bar. You may also refer to 'Getting Started' and on-line 'Help' for guidance in using DMED.
DMED User's Guide: Provides an overview for using the DMED remote access application.
Some users have recently reported difficulties with gaining access to DMED. Generally, this is due to incompatibilities with Java settings.
If you encounter the error messages below while attempting to log in to the online version of DMED, the following instructions will assist you in resolving this Java issue.
Contact the DMED administrator. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org