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

Valuable resource for research companies

8 of the top 10 pharma companies benefit from our resource

Global

A centralized worldwide compendium of population database profiles

Comprehensive

In-depth database details, approved by database managers

Structured

Efficient side-by-side comparison and analysis

Timely

Constantly growing number of up-to-date profiles

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 and phone for questions or to provide feedback. A live person can help address user needs M-F 8 AM – 4 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 135 data fields across multiple databases.

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

>90% of profiles are reviewed by database managers and updated on a regular 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

~340 standardized database profiles

135 defined data fields

Profiles from 43 countries

Regularly updated

List of Database Profiles

List of Database Profiles

Browse our listing of ~340 profiles from 43 countries

Sample Set

Sample Set

View 5 complete healthcare database profiles!

ICPE 2020 Poster

BTD Posters/Presentations

View our latest poster from ICPE 2020 along with BTD's other scientific presentations

Citations

Citations

How is B.R.I.D.G.E. cited in publications?

 
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Services

DGI offers assistance with database-related projects. Contact us for a quote.

Pre-ICPE Newsletter

Pre-ICPE Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter & information regarding our poster & services

What our customers say

I highly recommend researchers in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and related disciplines to use B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA to identify a suitable database which will meet the needs of their research. Also pharmaceutical companies should look more often at the databases described by B.R.I.D.G.E. if they are required to conduct PASS studies.

Katarina Ilic MD PhD MPH, Senior Clinical Pharmacology Medical Leader at Takeda, Greater Boston Area, USA.

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, Head of Global Epidemiology at Merck Group, Frankfurt, Germany.

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) Chung, PharmD, Senior Clinical Pharmacist at UnitedHealthcare, California, USA.

What's new

The Egypt National Population-based Cancer Registry (NPCR) was established in 2007 and is the only source for cancer incidenc

Kantar's latest NHWS, from South Korea and Taiwan, are the latest to be profiled in B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA.

The South Australian Cancer Registry (SACR) has been collecting data on cancer incidence and mortality since 1977.

Curious to see how B.R.I.D.G.E. has been used by the research community?