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. (NOTE: This site does not contain any proprietary data or actual datasets from any healthcare database.)
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.

        
Benefits
Global

A centralized worldwide compendium of population database profiles

Comprehensive

In-depth database details, approved by database managers

Timely

Constantly growing number of up-to-date profiles

Structured

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

252 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 35 countries
Continuously updated
Latest Poster
Read our latest poster presented at ICPE 2014.

What our customers say

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA has been very helpful for initial screening data sources for a potential epi study. It provides broad, thorough, and detailed information on each database listed in the system. It has been a wonderful tool to have, especially for feasibility evaluation.

Jihong Zong, MD, PhD, Director, Pharmacoepidemiology, Sanofi-Aventis (2004-2013)

It is impressive that your list is getting longer. The search engine (B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA) is useful when a researcher gets overview of various databases at a glance.

Kaori Nomura, RPh MPH, Jikei University, Japan

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is a tool which offers a shortcut between scientists and data for research. It allows the pharmaceutical community to gain time finding databases.

Dr. Khaled Benneddif, Clinical Research Associate at Strasbourg Hospital, Strasbourg Area, France

What's new

We have reached a milestone with the addition of Nigerian National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR) as our 250th ... more »
The Anolinx Active Patient Network (AAPN) consists of multiple databases housed at several healthcare institutions across the country as well as a large pre-claims database that Anolinx houses internally on its own servers.... more »
Interested in knowing the type of information subscribers have access to? We have updated our sample set of 5 profiles on B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA to give you a glimpse into how each database is described.... more »
We are excited to include the Programme de Médicalisation des Systèmes d'Information (PMSI; French Medico-administrative Database) as our 248th database profile. PMSI is the French system of case-mixed classification for hospital management.... more »