Privacy and Security Notice
This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army Medical Department's
headquarters organizations, which are the Office of the Army Surgeon General
and U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters. It is intended for interested members
of the public, news media Privacy & Security Notice and Army Medical Department beneficiaries.
The Army Medicine Website is provided as a public service by the Office of the Army Surgeon General,
Public Affairs, and the Network Enterprise Center, Fort Detrick, Md.
Information presented on this service not identified as protected by copyright is considered public
information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline, photo, and image credits is requested.
For site management, information is collected for statistical purposes. This U.S. Government computer system uses
software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing what information is
of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, software programs are employed to
monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations and national security purposes, no other attempts are made to identify
individual users or their usage habits beyond DoD websites. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for
regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration Guidelines. All data collection activities
are in strict accordance with DoD Directive 5240.01.
Web measurement and customization technologies (WMCT) may be used on this site to remember your online interactions, to conduct
measurement and analysis of usage, or to customize your experience. The Department of Defense does not use the information associated
with WMCT to track individual user activity on the Internet outside of Defense Department websites, nor does it share the data obtained
through such technologies, without your explicit consent, with other departments or agencies. The Department of Defense does not keep a
database of information obtained from the use of WMCT. General instructions for how you may opt out of some of the most commonly used WMCT
is available at http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this site are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer
Fraud and Abuse Act of 1987 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030).
If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Privacy Practices (NoPP)
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule gives individuals a right to be informed of the privacy practices of
their health plans and of most of their health care providers, as well as to be informed of their individual rights with respect to their protected
health information (PHI).
Health plans and covered health care providers are required to develop and distribute a notice that provides a clear explanation of these rights and
practices. The notice is intended to make individuals aware of privacy issues and concerns, and to prompt them to have discussions with their health
plans and health care providers and exercise their rights.
The NoPP requirements as set forth by the HIPAA Privacy Rule are specifically codified at 45 C.F.R. Part 164.520 and further implemented within the
Military Health System (MHS) by DoD 6025.18-R.
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