At Kipu, we know effective behavioral health treatment is crucial to the wellbeing of our communities. We deliver innovative technology solutions to manage care, improve operations and keep finances healthy so you can focus on helping patients recover.
Built by behavioral health experts, our cloud-based solutions – from electronic health records to patient engagement and billing – support the entire care journey.
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Originating from the South American Andes, a quipu, also spelled khipu, qipu or kipu, is an intricate system of knotted strings of various colors that store and convey information. It comes from the native Quechua language that means “talking knots.” These talking knots were used as recording devices for things such as taxes, census data, and even military calculations.
The Quipu usage dates as far back as 2600 BCE up until 1532 CE and was very effective as a universal method of communication between groups across the region that spoke different languages.
Inspired by the Quipu's ability to bring multiple cultures together with an effective means of communication, Kipu's solutions convene disparate systems and technologies, so all come together as one, putting the patient at the center of care.
The Quipu is an important part of our company's culture, and you might even spot one in some of our team members' offices!