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 65 countries

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Sample Set

View 5 complete healthcare database profiles!

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Citations

Citations

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

 
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Services

DGI offers consulting services for data landscaping & other DB-related projects

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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 65 countries

Regularly updated

What our customers say

I learned from my own experience that both in academia and pharmaceutics, prompt identification and selection of an adequate database is very important. In an academic setting, analyzing data from registries is particularly of great advantage in countries with limited financial resources for research which requires significant investment. In pharmaceuticals there is an increasing request from regulatory authorities for companies to conduct post-authorization safety studies. B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA (BTD) contains detailed descriptions of databases from more than 50 countries, including descriptions of pregnancy registries. It is impressive that using BTD one can find information on databases even from small countries.

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

The B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA team did an excellent job for our organization profiling over 400 real-world databases and enabled us to identify a select few that best met our research criteria. We could not have done this work as effectively and efficiently on our own without BTD; the team was experienced and professional throughout the engagement. I highly recommend them for any organization needing to identify the best database for its research project.

Joseph Rolley, MS, Chair, Wound Care Collaborative Community, RWE Group, Pennsylvania, USA.

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, PhD, Director, Safety Pharmacoepidemiology at Takeda, Takeda.

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