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

273 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 37 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 Director at Medimmune, Washington D.C.

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. 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, Global Epidemiology, Therapeutic Area Head Oncology, Bayer HealthCare

What's new

We are pleased to add the following 2 US database profiles: - Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD); - Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results – Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (SEER-MHOS) ... more »
Dr. Freedman is the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch Chief of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program, part of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute of NIH.... more »
Our 270th and 271st DB profiles are Health Nutrition & Population Statistics (HNPS) Database (USA) and the German Health Risk Institute (HRI) Database (Germany). ... more »
Our first profile from Iran, Tabriz Registry of Congenital Anomalies (TRoCA), is our 41st registry with birth defect data. TRoCA is a hospital-based registry in the city of Tabriz and includes births and children in the northwest of Iran.... more »