What's new

We were pleased to meet you all and hope you enjoyed your chance to conduct your own database search with B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA®. Don’t forget we are offering ISPE members a 10% discount for signing up by September 30, 2017*.

We are pleased to include the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Health Services (MHS) Electronic Health Records Database profile into B.R.I.D.G.E. This database encompasses ~40-50 Million uniformed service members, retirees, and their family members across all states, territories, and regions of the US from 1990 through the present. There are ~10 Million active beneficiaries, and the database population is demographically similar to most US healthcare systems.


Our team will be at the 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology and Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE) in Montreal, Canada, August 28-30.  Meet us at booth #18 and say hello. 

Our 284th profile is the Care Register for Health Care, a continuation of the Finnish National Hospital Discharge Register (FHDR). One of the oldest individual level hospital discharge registers covering all of Finland, the Care Register covers data from 1969 to present and has more comprehensive data on the use of services and service users than the original FHDR.


There are now 283 profiles listed in our resource! The Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) maintains several chronic disease registries that are updated automatically in real time from the central medical record. As of January 2017:

MHS Home Care Registry includes 57,199 members (20,528 active);

MHS Warfarin Treatment Registry includes 42,515 members (26,114 active); and

Our 279th and 280th profiles have just been added to B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® - The National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) (USA), and Medicare (USA)

From our 38th country, read about the Namibia National Cancer Registry (NNCR) which started in 1995 by collecting all cancer cases from 1969 to 1994 reported to the Windhoek state pathology laboratory - the single existing private pathology laboratory. From 1995 onwards, NNCR commenced active registration of both pathology-based and clinical cases for four sentinel regions.

To aid our subscribers in their search for healthcare databases we consistently update the Glossary with field definitions and coding systems (including adding new terms like ICD-11 scheduled for 2018).

Established in 2012, the W5 Digital Insights (W5di) database is one of the largest health information networks in the US. The database has information on >220 million patients from all 50 US states. The data, which are updated multiple times a day and available within 48 hours of collection, come from a variety of sources including medical claims, pharmacy claims, lab orders, lab results, electronic remittance advice, and e-prescriptions.

Thank you to those who took part in our user survey. Here are some major enhancements we’ve implemented based on your requests:

  • When exporting data you can now see 8 additional fields: Region, DB Type, Dx Data, Dx Coded, Procedure Data, Procedure Code, Drug Data, Drug Coding System;
  • Page numbers are now on the top and bottom of the RESULTS page;
  • Several behind-the-scenes fixes to enhance your search experience.