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.
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

~230 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 32 countries
Continuously updated
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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.

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, RAD-AR Council, Japan

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

What's new

DGI moved to a new location: 9302 Lee Highway, Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22031. We will provide you with our NEW TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBERS as soon as possible.... more »
We are making strides into adding new database profiles from more countries. We now have our first profile from Faroe Islands: Faroe Islands/Faroese Cancer Registry. ... more »
We have just uploaded our first database profile from Singapore – the Pan-Asian Resuscitation Outcomes Study (PAROS). B.R.I.D.G.E. now has 225+ database profiles from 31 countries. Subscribers can now access two additional Finnish DB profiles: ... more »
Download our B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA poster presented recently (November 5-6, 2013) at the OMOP-IMEDS* Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland - “Using an Online Database Resource to Characterize Healthcare Data Linkage Capabilities”.... more »