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.
Access a specialized glossary
Contact our staff
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
301 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 38 countries
What our customers say
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.
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!
“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.”
We have just uploaded our 24th profile from Canada, the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD).
We would like to invite our subscribers to visit our 299th, 300th healthcare database profiles.
299 - Optum-Humedica De-identified Electronic Health Record (EHR) dataset (USA);
The AACR Project Genomics, Evidence, Neoplasia, Information, Exchange (GENIE) is a multiphase, multi-year, international data-sharing project launched in November 2015.
We are here at Booth #32 in Prague at the International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology. Stop by for a demo and conduct your own search!