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About TeleSage

Our mission is to develop and market advanced behavioral health research tools (both products and services) in order to improve research and clinical practices and improve the lives of people affected by behavioral health issues.

In response to the growing need for behavioral health outcomes tracking, TeleSage was founded in 1996 for the purpose of gathering patient-centered outcomes tracking data for mental health clinical and research institutions. (This field was the precursor to what is now known as ‘Measurement Based Care’ which facilitates ‘Value Based Reimbursement.’) With R&D funding from NIMH and NIDA, TeleSage, Inc. pioneered the development and use of research tools for tracking patient-reported outcomes, including diagnostic assessment, treatment evaluation, and reporting to regulatory agencies. Since then, TeleSage has developed and hosted behavioral health-related research software systems using IVR and Web-based technologies. TeleSage has also developed and validated several important instruments using state-of-the-art mathematical techniques including Item Response Theory (IRT) and Support Vector Machine (SVM) Learning. TeleSage has become a world leader in behavioral health outcomes tracking technologies.

Recent Highlights:

  • TeleSage has administered over 100,000,000 client centered surveys.
  • TeleSage surveys have been administered in: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Russian, Tagalog, Danish, Swedish, and Hebrew.
  • TeleSage surveys have been administered on all continents except Antarctica.
  • TeleSage is the maker of the only digital version of the SCID-5.
  • TeleSage is the maker of the only self-report electronic psychosis screener.
  • TeleSage partners include scores of top research universities and Fortune 500 Companies.
  • TeleSage has supported over 20 clinical trials in the last year alone.
  • TeleSage has received over $8,000,000 in NIMH and NIDA grants to develop diagnostic and measurement-based care technologies.
  • TeleSage has run state & county outcomes tracking systems in Washington, California, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
  • TeleSage houses its own in-house industrial strength PORTAL with a flexible choice of instrumentation

Who We Are

Some of Our Research Partners

Columbia University
University of Connecticut Health Center
Univ. of Vermont, Center on Behavior and Health
Battelle Memorial Institute
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
University of Rhode Island, School of Medicine
Syracuse University
University of Michigan Medical School
University of North Carolina
Yale University, School of Medicine

Stanford University
Michigan State University
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
UC Denver
University of Texas, Houston
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Washington University School of Medicine
Wayne State University
Emory University, School of Medicine

Louisiana Division of Mental Health
Tennessee Division of Mental Health
University of Calgary, BC, Canada
University of British Columbia
Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Newcastle University, England
University of Adelaide, Australia
University of Sydney, Australia
University of Melbourne, Australia


Mental Health Benefit Design: Striving to Achieve Parity in Washington.
Brodey, B. B., Quirk, M. P., Dagadakis, C. S., Koepsell, T. D., & Tucker, G. J. (1995).
Psychiatric Services, 46, 1123-1125.

Satisfaction of Forensic Psychiatric Patients with Remote Telepsychiatric Evaluation
Brodey, B. B., Claypoole, K. H., Motto, J., Aria, R. G., & Goss, R. (2000).
Psychiatric Services, 51(10), 1305-1307.

Telemedicine in the Delivery of Psychiatric Services: An Evaluation.
Brodey, B. B., Claypoole, K. H., & Brodey, I. S. (2001).
Correctional Healthcare Report, 3(1), 9-10.

Characteristics of Suicide Attempts in a Large Urban Jail with an Established Suicide Prevention Program.
Goss, R., Petersen, K., & Brodey, B. B. (2002).
Psychiatric Services, 53, 574-579.

 Validation of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) for Internet and Automated Telephone Self-report Administration.
Brodey, B. B., Rosen, C. S., Brodey, I. S., Sheetz, B. G., Steinfeld, R. R., & Gastfriend, D. (2004).
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 26(4), 253-259.

Validation of the Teen-Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) for Internet & Automated Telephone Self-report Administration.
Brodey, B. B., Rosen, C. S., Winters, K. C., Brodey, I. S., Sheetz, B. G., Steinfeld, R. R., & Kaminer, Y. (2005).
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19(1), 54-61.

Reliability and Acceptability of Automated Telephone Surveys Among Spanish- and English-Speaking Mental Health Recipients
Brodey, B. B., Rosen, C. S., Brodey, I. S., Sheetz, B. G., & Unützer, J. (2005).
Mental Health Services Research, 7(3), 181-184.

The Acceptability and Effectiveness of Patient-reported Assessments and Feedback in a Managed Behavioral Health Care Setting.
Brodey, B. B., Cuffel, B., McCulloch, J., Tani, S., Maruish, M., Brodey, I., & Unützer, J. (2005).
The American Journal of Managed Care, 11, 774-780.

Monitoring Patient Improvement and its Relation to Treatment Outcomes in a Managed Behavioral Health Organization.
Azocar, F., Cuffel, B., McCulloch, J., McCabe, J., Tani, S., & Brodey, B. B. (2007).
Journal for Healthcare Quality, 29, 4-12.

Adolescent Substance Use Assessment in a Primary Care Setting
Brodey, B. B., McMullin, D., Winters, K., Rosen, C., Downing, D., & Koble, J. (2007).
The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 33,

Psychometric Characteristics of the Revised Teen Addiction Severity Index (T-ASI) Self-report Instrument
Brodey, B. B., McMullin, D., Kaminer, Y., Winters, K., Rosen, C., & Brodey, I. (2008).
Substance Abuse: Journal of the American Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, 29, 19-32.

Validation of the NetSCID: an Automated Web-Based Adaptive Version of the SCID.
Brodey, B.B., First, M., Linthicum, J., Haman, K., Sasiela, J.W., Ayer, D. (2015).
Comprehensive Psychiatry (in press)
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.10.005

Development of the Perinatal Depression Inventory (PDI)-14 using item response theory: a comparison of the BDI-II, EPDS, PDI, and PHQ-9.
Brodey, B.B., Goodman, S.H., Baldasaro, R.E., Brooks-DeWeese, A., Wilson, M.E., Brodey I.S., Doyle, N.M. (2015).
Arch Womens Ment Health. (in press).
DOI: 10.​1007/​s00737-015-0553-9 (Published online: 8/14/15).

Assessing the Equivalence of Paper, Mobile Phone, and Tablet Survey Responses at a Community Mental Health Center Using Equivalent Halves of a ‘Gold-Standard’ Depression Item Bank
Brodey, B.B., Gonzalez, N.L., Elkin, K.A., Sasiela, W.J., Brodey, I.S.
JMIR Ment Health. 2017 Sep 6;4(3):e36. doi: 10.2196/mental.6805.
PMID: 28877861 Free PMC Article


NetSCID: An automated web-based adaptive version of the SCID>
Benjamin B. Brodey, MD, MPH and Lisa Zweede, MD, MS


Validation of the SAGE-SR: A Self-Report Diagnostic Assessment Based on the DSM-5 and SCID Designed to Improve the Signal-to-Noise-Ratio in Clinical Trials
Benjamin B. Brodey, MD, MPH and Lisa Zweede, MD, MS


The Early Psychosis Screener (EPS): A validated accurate web-based self-report screener for Attenuated Psychotic Syndrome and First Episode Psychosis
Brodey,B.B., Girgis,R.R., Favorov,O.V., Addington,J.D., Perkins,D.O., Bearden,C.E., Woods,S.W., Walker,E.F., Cornblatt,B.A., Walsh,B.F., Brucato,G., Purcel,S.K., Zweede,E.A., Brodey,I.S.



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