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. (NOTE: This site does not contain any proprietary data or actual datasets from any healthcare database.)
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.
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Scan recent publications & administrative contacts for each database
Archive searches & create your own database collections
Search & Compare standardized profiles side-by-side
Access most up-to-date profiles verified by database managers
Identify population healthcare databases worldwide
Key Database Features
Types of databases include:
- Longitudinal EMR and claims
- Drug or disease specific cohorts
- National surveys
- National surveillance systems
- Spontaneous reporting systems
317 standardized database profiles
135 defined data fields
Profiles from 41 countries
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.”
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA is a tool which offers a shortcut between scientists and data for research. It allows the pharmaceutical community to gain time finding databases.
B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA has been very helpful for initial screening data sources for a potential epi study. It provides broad, thorough, and detailed information on each database listed in the system. It has been a wonderful tool to have, especially for feasibility evaluation.
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