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 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

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

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 »