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Download our B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA poster presented recently (November 5-6, 2013) at the OMOP-IMEDS* Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland - “Using an Online Database Resource to Characterize Healthcare Data Linkage Capabilities”. If you wish to read or download our other posters presented in the past, please click here.

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is presenting a poster at OMOP-IMEDS* Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland at the Hyatt Regency, November 5-6, 2013. Dr. Judith K. Jones will present the poster entitled, “Using an Online Database Resource to Characterize Healthcare Data Linkage Capabilities,” during the poster session on Nov. 5, 5:30-7:30pm. Please stop by and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. *Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership (OMOP) - Innovation in Medical Evidence Development and Surveillance (IMEDS)

Download our latest poster “Data Elements in Inpatient Databases to Enhance Safety & Health Outcomes Research,” which was presented at ISPE’s 29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management in Montreal, Canada on August 27, 2013. The poster describes specific data elements found in inpatient databases (DBs) and compares them with data fields in outpatient DBs.

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA has several IMS database profiles, and we have just added 3 more:

Explore two new IMS LifeLink Longitudinal Rx (LRx) Database profiles from Hungary and Spain. And don’t forget to see our poster if you happen to be at ICPE in Montreal, Canada on August 27, 2013 (Data Elements in Inpatient Databases To Enhance Safety & Health Outcomes Research. Database SIG Poster 193 Session B; Abstract #637).
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is presenting a poster at ICPE* in Montreal, Canada, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Data Elements in Inpatient Databases To Enhance Safety & Health Outcomes Research. If you are there, do stop by - Database SIG Poster 193 Session B; Abstract #637. *29th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management (ICPE)
Our site now has 220 database profiles from 30 countries, since we just uploaded our first one from Switzerland! With the addition of the Swiss IMS LifeLink™ Longitudinal Rx (LRx) Database, B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA now has 100 longitudinal population databases, in addition to several other types of databases. The other new profile we just included in our resource is called IMS LifeLink™: Hospital Charge Data Master (USA).

Check out the remaining National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) Database profiles we just uploaded - from France, Germany, Spain, and UK. Next week we will be uploading several more profiles, so be sure to come back and check them out or subscribe to our feed for the most up-to-date news.

We are making strides into adding new database profiles from more countries. We now have our first profile from Croatia, namely HALMED Pharmacovigilance Database (listed in B.R.I.D.G.E. as the Croatian PV Database). We will try to profile some more Croatian databases soon, as well as databases from other Eastern European countries.

Download our latest poster “Spontaneous Reporting Data: A Global Comparison Using An Online Database Resource," which was presented at ISPOR’s 18th Annual International Meeting in New Orleans, LA on May 20, 2013. The poster describes, through the use of B.R.I.D.G.E., data elements in spontaneous reporting systems (SRS) that are useful for evaluating safety signals. The frequency of use of the different data fields was compared across several SRS and the CIOMS report form.