1/4/13: B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® now has the IMPACT profile

Based on subscriber request, we now have a profile of the IMPACT National Managed Care Benchmark Database (USA) as part of B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA®. Did you know that this database was earlier named IHCIS (Integrated Healthcare Information Services)? If you subscribe to B.R.I.D.G.E., check out the profile with 75 fields covering the following categories: Brief database description; Population dynamics (e.g., size, geographical location); Demographic data (e.g., ethnicity, gender, age); Collection dates for data and updates; Diagnosis, Drug and Procedure data (e.g., coding systems, number of diagnoses/procedures coded); Economic data; Database linkage capabilities to other sources; References of published studies using data described; and Contact and accessibility information for the database (so you may contact the database manager directly).