National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers and Kipu Health Partner to Improve Patient Outcomes Through Data Sharing Initiative

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DENVER November 30, 2021Kipu, the technology partner for mental health and addiction service providers, and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), a nonprofit professional society that represents hundreds of not-for-profit and for-profit addiction treatment providers, today announced Kipu will serve as a technology partner in NAATP’s new FoRSE treatment outcomes programs.

NAATP’s FoRSE program, announced in September, relies on a clinical data repository that allows data sharing from diverse populations and technology systems, with the ability to provide site-specific benchmarking reports on aggregated and de-identified data. By working with Kipu, and addiction treatment centers who opt to participate, FoRSE can effectively evaluate the outcomes of different services for varied populations, which reinforces better care decisions for patients.

“The partnership with Kipu is critical to the success of the FoRSE program,” said NAATP Chief Executive Officer, Marvin Ventrell. “As the addiction crisis grows, we have to be able to pool and analyze data from multiple care settings to advocate for better standards of care and improve patient outcomes across the health care delivery system. Many data projects are underway around the country and that’s good, but ultimately, our capacity to produce quality guidance will come from the guiding principle of collaborative science. This collaboration with Kipu is an excellent example of how we can use data to empower providers and collectively work together to advance recovery for patients.”

NAATP began work on FoRSE in 2020 in preparation for the official launch that will take place at the NAATP National Addiction Leadership Conference, NAATP National 2021, December 7-9 in Denver.

“We take our role as a health care convener very seriously and this partnership with NAATP is a great step forward in advancing the use of data in behavioral health,” said Kipu Chief Executive Officer, Paul Joiner. “Through our involvement with FoRSE, we are reinforcing a value-based care model that inspires collaboration with providers across multiple care settings, ultimately improving the lives of patients coping with addiction.”

NAATP National 2021 attendees can learn more about FoRSE during several sessions hosted by FoRSE Executive Director, Dr. Annie Peters, on December 8 and by visiting Kipu’s conference booth 217. Information about the program is also available at NAATPFoundation.org.

About Kipu Health
Kipu is the leading enterprise software provider delivering Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions that serve the behavioral health industry. The KipuEMR is a fully configurable electronic health record and integrated billing platform that is the largest and most widely implemented EMR purpose-built for the addiction treatment industry. Used by more than 80,000 users at more than 1,600 facilities, globally, Kipu’s cloud-based platform manages the entire patient life cycle from the very first call through admission, treatment, follow-up and billing. To read the latest news on Kipu, please visit https://www.kipuhealth.com/kipu-news/ and connect with us on: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn.

About NAATP
NAATP is a nonprofit professional society that represents hundreds of not-for-profit and for-profit addiction treatment providers who offer critical services along the full continuum of care, from intervention, transportation, private therapy, outpatient care, hospitalization, residential treatment, and continuing/aftercare.  We support our members by providing clinical and operational resources as well as law and policy advocacy. NAATP’s service as a convening body brings the industry together to promote collegiality and the dissemination of best practices.

Contact:
Julie Callahan
469-579-8045
jcallahan@piquestrategies.com

Contact:
Annie Peters, PhD, LP
303-709-9972
apeters@naatp.org

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