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There is a growing interest among epidemiologists to investigate genetic risk factors for disease, alongside other risk factors. We present a case study that demonstrates how B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® (www.bridgetodata.org) supports gene-disease association studies by allowing searching for genetic databases, reviewing data elements, and comparing cohorts for pooling.

We may not have a booth at this year’s virtual meeting for ICPE, but you can always visit us at our website to request a demo, view a sample set, or communicate with our DGI Team.

The Flatiron Health database is a longitudinal and nationwide database comprised of de-identified patient-level structured and unstructured data from an EHR data source, curated via technology-enabled abstraction. It includes de-identified data from >280 cancer clinics representing more than 2.5 million U.S. cancer patients.

Keep a look out for our latest poster, Data Sources for Studying Genetic Factors of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), to be presented at ICPE 2020 (Sep. 16-17, 2020).

HPHC is a non-profit regional health plan providing medical insurance/administering insurance benefits for >2.7 million members; over 80% of members also have full pharmacy coverage. The HPHC provider network comprises nearly 9,000 primary care providers and 18,000 specialist physicians who practice in a broad range of settings. Enrollment and administrative claims data are available for HPHC members from 2000 to present. Linked electronic medical record data are available for about 13% of the HPHC member population.

For the second half of July 2020 we are offering a 20% discount to new subscribers who purchase a 10+ user subscription, Global subscription, or B.R.I.D.G.E. Extract license. Contact us with queries or if you would like to see a demo; we would love to hear from you!

See some new information in a profile? In addition to regularly updating data in the existing fields of profiles, we also add new elements. The Women’s Health Initiative for instance, now has valuable NEW information in the biobank category that may aide you in your search for the perfect database. Contact us for assistance with your next search or if you need help with a data landscaping project.

The Hospital Marketing Services Ltd. (HMSL) is a Patient Diary Study collecting summary patient information about the treatment of patients by the secondary care physician. Data are collected from panels of secondary care specialists using an online survey methodology. Starting in 1999, coverage includes 50,000 patient records per year.

Take a moment to read B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA’s UK Biobank profile. It contains a wide variety of phenotype data (via questionnaires, direct measurements, linkage to other databases) and biological samples (blood, urine, saliva).  We just updated the profile with detailed descriptions of the biobank’s genetic data.

View our latest newsletter for information on how you can:
⌘ Access Genetic database/Biobank profiles (NEW!)
⌘ Receive customized assistance on DB-related projects (NEW!)
⌘ Integrate our resource (Extract) into your company network
⌘ Enjoy a special 10% anniversary discount (Limited Time)
⌘ Experience our upgraded and enhanced website (as requested by our users)

The National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) replaced the National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) in 2011.  It provides information to assess the health of the population through the creation of a dataset that contains information on health care utilization as well as demographic characteristics, medical conditions, and treatment of patients who use hospitals for inpatient and ambulatory medical care in the United States.