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.


A centralized worldwide compendium of population database profiles


In-depth database details, approved by database managers


Constantly growing number of up-to-date profiles


Efficient side-by-side comparison and analysis

Key Database Features
Types of databases include:

• Longitudinal EMR and claims
• Drug or disease specific cohorts
• Registries
• National surveys
• National surveillance systems
• Spontaneous reporting systems

269 standardized database profiles
75 defined data fields
Profiles from 36 countries
Continuously updated
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What our customers say

It is impressive that your list is getting longer. The search engine (B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA) is useful when a researcher gets overview of various databases at a glance.

Kaori Nomura, RPh MPH, Jikei University, Japan

B.R.I.D.G.E. TO DATA® serves as a global leader in providing rich information on data resources available for public health research, especially in pharmaco- and other medical product epidemiology, and health economics. As a portal to identify and learn more about data sets and their content available for this research, B.R.I.D.G.E. is a must-have for those trying to find the best data available to answer research questions relating to medicines and other therapeutic and diagnostic products.

Kate Lapane, PHD, Associate Dean of Clinical and Population Health Research, UMASS Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

The number of databases featured continues to grow at a rapid pace, and each profile is complete. The B.R.I.D.G.E. staff is extremely helpful in helping you navigate the site for your specific research questions.

Vickie Pon, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist at OptumRx, Irvine, CA

What's new

The Kantar Health Epi Database® is our 269th database profile and provides epidemiology data with estimates from 2005 to 2040 for the G7 countries plus six key emerging countries. ... more »
Did you know our subscribers have access to a comprehensive alphabetized Glossary for terms used in the database profiles?... more »
We are having a great time at ICPE this year and even had a visit from Dr. Ulf Bergman, one of our Advisory Board members from Sweden. Stop by Booth#15 to enter our drawing for FREE Access or try your own database search. ... more »
From the United States: Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE); From Israel: Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) Registry; ... more »