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

249 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 34 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 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.

For me it is impressive that using B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA one can find information on databases even from small countries. The fact that B.R.I.D.G.E. has information on the Serbian Pharmacovigilance Database speaks for itself.

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

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

What's new

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 »
Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Registry is our newest database profile and the fifth from Israel. ... more »