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

Access a specialized glossary

A proprietary glossary created specifically for subscribers provides key definitions including international coding systems used by databases profiled in B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA®.

Contact our staff

Our staff is available by email, phone, or fax for questions or to provide feedback. A live person can help address user needs M-F 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM US Eastern Time.

Scan recent publications & administrative contacts for each database

Recent relevant scientific publications are cited for each database. Additional informative resources include specific contact information for each database manager, website address, and access details.

Archive searches & create your own database collections

Our “Save Searches” feature helps subscribers view, update, and add to prior searches within their personal account. Additionally, subscribers can create their own collections for future use and update them as needed.

Search & Compare standardized profiles side-by-side

Highlighted fields indicate matching or non-matching data details allowing for efficient side-by-side comparison of 75 data fields across multiple databases.

Access most up-to-date profiles verified by database managers

All profiles are reviewed by database managers and updated on a continuous basis. Updated database profiles replace older versions to avoid duplicate entries.

Identify population healthcare databases worldwide

Based in the United States, B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® provides a unique searchable and comprehensive compendium of information on population healthcare databases worldwide. Researchers are able to view profiles on various population datasets on a single site.

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
  • Tissue/Blood
  • Genomic/Pharmacogenetic

317 standardized database profiles

135 defined data fields

Profiles from 41 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..

“B.R.I.D.G.E TO DATA (BTD) is the prevailing resource for capturing detailed global metadata on real-world databases.  The developers of BTD have spent meticulous thought into creating a process for collecting (and maintaining) data by building relationships with key data vendors across the world.  With the breadth and magnitude of global real-world data available, it’s a testament to the scientific staff at BTD to successfully achieve such an ambitious undertaking.”

Vinay Mehta, PhD, MS, Senior Principal Scientist, Epidemiologist, Merck Research Laboratories (USA).

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, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist at OptumRx, Irvine, CA.

What's new

Subscribers may have recently noticed two new categories on B.R.I.D.G.E.

We will be at ICPE in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: August 26 - 28, 2019.

We have just uploaded our 24th profile from Canada, the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD).