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

~ 240 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 33 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.

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

This easy-to-use service gives the best snapshot information about health-related databases. It’s easy to compare databases based on numerous criteria.

Vickie Pon, PharmD candidate, Health Sciences and Policy Research Pathway Student at UCSF School of Pharmacy, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

What's new

National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry (USA); Western Australia Cancer Registry (WACR) (Australia); We now have 238 profiles in our collection – from 33 countries! – and hope to add a few more this year!... more »
✔ We thank everyone who stopped by our booth in Taiwan to learn more about B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA.® Don’t forget to sign up by November 26, 2014 to qualify for special rates found on the back of the flyer. ... more »
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 »