Psychiatric specialists consulting on a case rarely have sufficient time to
gather input from the primary care physician, patient, and patient’s family prior to engaging. GATE facilitates efficient, structured, and patient- focused communication between primary care providers and specialists, by providing a convenient web-based means for gathering input from the patient and their family. Each patient/family uses a unique log-in to GATE to access the brief assessment that will be provided to the psychiatrist. The consultation system includes a web-based evaluation tool that collects information from families about a patient and then presents that de- identified information to the specialist. The psychiatrist can then review provided information and use GATE to provide the primary care physician with a recommendation.