Identification

Name

Defense Medical Surveillance System

Short name

DMSS

Status

Active

Category

Data Source

Organizations
(1) Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)
(2) United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Created

2014-07-08 20:40:16+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 17:14:07.629551+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

Operated by the AFHSC, the Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) was an executive information system, whose database contains data on diseases and medical events (e.g., hospitalizations, ambulatory visits, reportable diseases, HIV tests, acute respiratory diseases, and health risk appraisals) and longitudinal data on personnel and deployments. They have daily, weekly, monthly or annual reports based on disease and different branches of military

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early warning
Year start

1995

URL https://www.afhsc.mil/Home/dmss
Related system
(1) Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Geography

No

Disease transmission types
(1) Air-borne
(2) Ingestion
(3) Sexually transmitted
(4) Vector-borne
(5) Water-borne
Disease properties
(1) Notifiable diseases (USA)

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Ambulance/EMT Records
(2) Laboratory Records