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About TeleSage

At TeleSage, our mission is to develop and market advanced mental health research tools (both products and services) in order to improve research and clinical practices and improve the lives of people affected by mental illness.


In response to the growing need for behavioral health outcomes tracking, Dr. Brodey founded TeleSage in 1996 for the purpose of gathering patient-centered outcomes tracking data for mental health clinical and research institutions. With R&D funding from NIH, 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.

During its first year, TeleSage was awarded an NIH SBIR grant to fund the development of SmartQ™, TeleSage’s flagship automated, multi-lingual IVR survey software product commonly used in medical and mental health survey administration. TeleSage first began implementing the SmartQ™ software in the state of California in 1996. Six counties, including San Diego, contracted with TeleSage to track the behavioral health outcomes of all public sector clients, including those with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). Since then, TeleSage has developed and hosted behavioral health-related research software systems using IVR, rapid data entry (RDE), and Web-based technologies in the administration of over 500,000 outcomes tracking surveys.


Dr. Benjamin Brodey, M.D., M.P.H. is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training with the Yale Department of Psychiatry, after which he worked on public policy issues as a Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington. While a RWJ-CSP Fellow, Dr. Brodey also obtained his M.P.H. in health services research. His breadth of experience with public-sector mental health consumers includes volunteer work with Health Care for the Homeless in Seattle, serving as Medical Director of an inpatient unit at Western State Hospital, and 5 years as a staff psychiatrist and eventually lead psychiatrist at King County Correctional Facility in Washington state, the 12th largest city jail in the U.S.

These experiences led Dr. Brodey to found TeleSage, Inc. in 1996 to develop health-related research software for the advancement of heathcare – including diagnosis, outcomes tracking, treatment evaluation, and reporting to regulatory agencies.  For over 20 years, TeleSage has been developing solutions to alleviate the suffering of people with behavioral health issues.


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