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.


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

255 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 35 countries
Continuously updated
Latest Poster
Read our latest poster presented at ICPE 2015.

What our customers say

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

B.R.I.D.G.E. has some useful features, such as the opportunity to select individual databases and to compare them side-by-side. It is user friendly and has video tutorials that provide a potential user with a short and comprehensive training how to navigate through the database profiles.

Katarina Ilic MD PhD MPH, Assistant Professor School of Pharmacy University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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.

What's new

Come see at Booth #7. Members of our advisory board have already stopped by. Photos from ICPE 2015... more »
Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) Hypertension Registry (Israel); IMS Real-World Data Adjudicated Claims Database (Canada); Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) Osteoporosis Registry (Israel); ... more »
Come visit DGI at ICPE in Boston (August 24-26, 2015 - Booth #7).... more »
We have reached a milestone with the addition of Nigerian National System of Cancer Registries (NSCR) as our 250th ... more »