The search engine for
healthcare databases
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® is Your Connection to Healthcare Databases Worldwide - a unique non-profit online reference describing population healthcare databases for use in epidemiology and health outcomes research.
Drawing on decades of experience with databases, we developed this tool to allow users to identify key features and compare database profiles. This resource also serves as an educational tool for public health research and as a template for health systems planners to design or refine their healthcare data.

A centralized worldwide compendium of population database profiles


In-depth database details, approved by database managers


Constantly growing number of up-to-date profiles


Efficient side-by-side comparison and analysis

Key Database Features
Types of databases include:

• Longitudinal EMR and claims
• Drug or disease specific cohorts
• Registries
• National surveys
• National surveillance systems
• Spontaneous reporting systems

~230 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 32 countries
Continuously updated
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What our customers say

This "database" of databases is very useful in my day-to-day activities as it allows me to find quickly which databases will fit the best regarding the research questions I have. It is very complete and contains information on countries for which it is sometimes difficult to find information elsewhere.

Patrice Verpillat, MD, PhD, Head of International Epidemiology Department at H. Lundbeck A/S, Paris Area, France

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA provides more than 100 health care database profiles from different countries. It allows user to compare various database profiles side-by-side.

Dewei She, PhD, Science Associate Director at Medimmune, Washington D.C.

Congratulations for building B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA! Our recent exploration of available databases for the study of medications in pregnancy has given me firsthand experience of how difficult it can be to identify an appropriate database!

Susan Sinclair Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Program UNCW, Wilmington, NC

What's new

Based on user requests, we have updated the search logic for the “Drug Data” criterion. When you choose 'Yes' for the “Drug Data” field, all the database profiles with the following search results will appear as a 100% match: Yes ... more »
We are happy to include eMAX Health EMR Claims+ (USA) to our compendium of database profiles. This database integrates EMR details with longitudinal claims for complete patient follow-up including lab results.... more »
Download Dr. Jones’ presentation - “Where are the data?” Identifying population data to evaluate risk, use, cost and benefit of medical products – presented at the ASCPT Workshop: Registries and Databases in Clinical Research on March 22, 2014. ... more »
DGI moved to a new location: 9302 Lee Highway, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22031. We will provide you with our NEW TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBERS as soon as possible.... more »