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

262 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 36 countries
Continuously updated
Latest Poster
Read our latest poster presented at ICPE 2015.

What our customers say

Congratulations for building B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA! Our recent exploration of available databases for the study of medications in pregnancy has given me firsthand experience of how difficult it can be to identify an appropriate database!

Susan Sinclair Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Program UNCW, Wilmington, NC

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

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

Read our latest newsletter talking about enhancements made to B.R.I.D.G.E. over the past few months including: - Additional fields when exporting search results to a spreadsheet - Easier navigation of results - Brand new citations page ... more »
The Alaska Cancer Registry (ACR) is an incidence only, population-based cancer surveillance system funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACR collects data on all newly diagnosed cases of cancer.... more »
Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) has established an automated registry of women diagnosed or treated for infertility. The MHS Infertility Registry was initiated in 2004, but data are available since 1998.... more »
Subscribers can now view profiles for The University of Massachusetts Minimum Data Set (MDS) and the Korea National Cancer Incidence Database (KNCI DB). ... more »