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.

*This site does not contain proprietary data or actual datasets from any healthcare database.

List of Database Profiles

List of Database Profiles

Browse our listing of 450 profiles from 63 countries

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Sample Set

View 5 complete healthcare database profiles!

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Benefits

Valuable resource for research

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

450 standardized database profiles

135 defined data fields

Profiles from 63 countries

Regularly updated

What our customers say

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 Director, RWD Strategy and Platforms, North Wales, PA, USA.

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® serves as a global leader in providing rich information on data resources available for public health research, especially in pharmaco- and other medical product epidemiology, and health economics.  As a portal to identify and learn more about data sets and their content available for this research, B.R.I.D.G.E. is a must-have for those trying to find the best data available to answer research questions relating to medicines and other therapeutic and diagnostic products.

Kate Lapane, PhD, Associate Dean at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

The compendium maintained by BTD is a unique one with descriptions of databases from all over the world. Databases are described in a uniform way allowing fast comparison and selection of a database of interest.  BTD also has contact details of individuals responsible for maintaining the database. It is user friendly and has video tutorials that provide a potential user with a short and comprehensive training on how to navigate through the profiles. Having access to ~400 descriptions of databases from all over the world saves time and money and allows a prompt identification of a suitable database.

Katarina Ilic MD MSc PhD MPH, Senior Consultant, Drug Safety, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Greater Boston Area, USA.

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