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Defense Medical Epidemiology Database

DMED transitioned to a CarePoint application on May 1, 2023. Non-CAC-enabled registered users don't have access to DMED temporarily until a new process can be established to grant access. For technical and registration issues, please email the MHS Global Service Center: with the subject “MHS Information Platform: DMED”. For functional questions about data in DMED, please email

About DMED

DMED provides remote access to a subset of data contained within the Defense Medical Surveillance System. 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 and reserve component service members. The DMED application provides a user-friendly interface to perform queries regarding disease and injury rates and relative burdens of disease in active component populations.

The purpose of DMED is to standardize the epidemiologic methodology used to collect, integrate and analyze active component service member personnel and medical event data, and to provide authorized users with remote access to the summarized data. Using client-server technologies and database optimization, DMED users have unprecedented access to epidemiologic data on active component service members and tailored queries that respond in a timely and efficient manner.

DMED Users

DMED is available to authorized users such as U.S. military medical providers, epidemiologists, medical researchers, safety officers or medical operations/ clinical support staff for surveying health conditions in the U.S. military. Civilian collaborators in military medical research and operations may also have access to DMED with documentation supporting their arrangements. The application for access to DMED is available below.

Launch DMEDSign in to launch the DMED Application

User Guide

The DMED User's Guide is available below as an Adobe Portable Document. It can be printed via the Acrobat Reader's print button on its tool bar. Users may also refer to 'Getting Started' and the online 'Help' for guidance in using DMED.

DMED User's Guide: Provides an overview for using the DMED 5.0 application.

DMED Training Videos

DMED users can learn the system's basic functions and how to perform a query through these two training videos. 

Basic Functions

Performing a Query

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Fact Sheet
May 12, 2017

The Defense Medical Epidemiology Database System Overview Fact Sheet

.PDF | 224.93 KB

This fact sheet provides a system overview of the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED). DMED is a web-based tool to remotely query de-identified active component personnel and medical event data contained within the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS). Learn about the newly released version of DMED and its key features in this document.

Last Updated: March 25, 2024
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