Injured Soldiers whose military futures are being considered by Medical Evaluation Boards will soon have a means to track the process and ensure accuracy of relevant information through the MyMEB page on Army Knowledge Online, the Army’s Internet information network.
Medical Evaluation Boards are conducted at medical treatment facilities to determine if injured Soldiers meet medical retention standards set in Army Regulation 40-501.
MEBs differ from Physical Evaluation Boards, which are conducted for the Army by Human Resources Command to determine if Soldiers can continue to serve and, if they cannot, to what disability benefits the Soldiers are entitled.
“This will provide Soldiers with an easy tool to view the progress of their own boards,” said Michael P. Griffin, deputy director of U.S. Army Medical Command’s patient administration division.
MyMEB can be reached online at www.us.army.mil/suite/page/417118, using a Soldier’s AKO user identity and password. Individual board information will be available only with matching social security number.
Data is automatically downloaded onto the site from the Medical Evaluation Board Internal Tracking Tool database. A Soldier can verify dates of physical exams and consults, or when reports and appeals have been initiated or approved. Down the left side of the screen are information links to explain the MEB process and terminology.
If a Soldier finds something inaccurate or questionable in the information, he or she should call it to the attention of the assigned Physician Evaluation Board Liaison Officer, who is listed at top right on the screen.
MyMEB was developed by medical, information management and administrative personnel to address a perceived need for Soldiers to know more about the MEB process and how it affects them. A focus group of injured Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center helped evaluate and fine tune the site.
A limited release of the MyMEB occurred June 15. This limited release is designed to solicit feedback from a focus group of injured Soldiers prior to full release.