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

236 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 33 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, Group Director Epidemiology Oncology & Analytics at Boehringer Ingelheim, Paris Area, France

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, RAD-AR Council, Japan

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)

What's new

Three new database profiles can be viewed at Booth #19 at ICPE in Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan Cancer Registry (Taiwan); National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) (USA); and IMS LifeLink™ Diabetes Cohort (France); ... more »
- Stop by for a free demo of B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® - See our poster: "A Comparison between Chinese and US Electronic Health Records Database Structures." (Abstract #756 - Poster Session C: Database, October 27, 2014). Read our complete Newsletter ... more »
We are making strides towards adding new database profiles from more countries. We now have our first profile from Ukraine: National Cancer Registry of Ukraine. ... more »