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 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)

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

I highly recommend researchers in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and related disciplines to use B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA to identify a suitable database which will meet the needs of their research.

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

What's new

· Our poster "Toward Optimizing Data Structures in Cancer Registries", presented at ICPE, Boston, gives insight into the structure and content of cancer registries form around the world, and makes suggestions of how cancer epidemiology could be enhan... more »
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 »