Assessment Tools

An important requirement for clinical treatment includes evaluations and assessments. With KIPU, pre-loaded assessments are readily available for selection and use. KIPU allows you to create your own assessments as well as customize from the provided library of forms. All assessments pre-populate with the demographic information from the patient’s file along with a drop down option to view all past evaluations. Our Golden Thread® capability integrates medical, clinical or any other treatment plan items directly with your clinical assessment(s), progress notes, and group session notes.

  • Information in each form can be populated from another evaluation or assessment
  • Over 100 hundred templates available in our growing library, or easily create and save your own assessments
    • Bio-Psycho Social
    • Eating Disorders
    • Sex Addiction
    • Suicide Risk Assessment
    • Minnesota Personality Test
    • Admission Screening Assessment
  • Ability to customize existing or create custom templates / forms / assessments
  • Library of Joint Commission and CARF tested forms
  • Our Golden Thread capability links all aspects of the treatment process to the treatment plan including objectives for a specific diagnosis or problem.

The assessments also provide a permissions list view, which clearly defines clinical or administrative groups of staff who are able to add the form into the chart or sign off on the assessment.

The reality is that KIPU’s assessment tab offers much more than just finding an assessment/evaluation and linking it to the parent. KIPU offers a scalable interactive system that enables the clinician to enter a process flow that best suits the patient.

If that is not enough, our Golden Thread® module provides the clinical staff with a proposed set of interventions, objectives, goals or solutions for problems, as required, suggested by the assessment or diagnosis. Once the patient is assessed, the Golden Thread will allow staff to pick and choose, enter manually or customize any treatment plan, utilizing the incorporated drag and drop technology. The hard work of searching and selecting is accomplished and provided for your review. The Golden Thread is simple to use and easy to incorporate.



One of the most important legal matters facing the health care industry as a whole is the protection of Personal Information and compliance with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

The Addiction Treatment industry is not exempt from the HIPAA laws and must comply with these regulations. One of the best ways to ensure compliance is to invest in an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) platform that is HIPAA compliant.

Kipu was designed inside the Addiction Treatment community…FOR…the Addiction Treatment community. And since Day One, Kipu has always had the security parameters in place to ensure your records are protected and HIPAA compliant.

Of course, we have to add that your organization must also have policies and procedures in place to ensure the human element follows all the HIPAA regulations.

But it brings great peace of mind to the owners of Treatment Centers knowing that their records are SAFE and SECURE inside of Kipu’s fully HIPAA compliant environment.

Kipu has an extensive library of forms to choose from. 

You can easily customize existing forms or create unique forms to meet your specifications.​

Creating forms is an easy process in Kipu but customization goes far beyond that: modify form titles, edit signature requirements, decide who will manage your forms, will your forms populate automatically, change tabs, assign your forms to be used in different locations etc.

Kipu Messenger:  Our HIPAA-Compliant Messaging and Telehealth Smartphone App

ImageThe Safe, Secure Way To Communicate With Patients or Between Staff.​

From Kipu (live), you can now send assessments, consents, evaluations, questionnaires, surveys and forms to clients or potential clients to fill out and return as LIVE DATA in Kipu. A secure telehealth platform that allows you to communicate with patients and between staff, including one-on-one therapy sessions.

Pre-Admission Forms, VOB, Photos and More.

Send potential patients insurance coverage/VOB information request forms, to be initially filled out by clients, referrers, guardians, guarantors.  Securely send a protected and encrypted photo of the insurance card.   Patients can even sign a release of information form for you to comply with some new insurance requirements.

It’s returned to Kipu where you can order a VOBGetter® immediate electronic VOB or order/manage phone verifications.

Surveys, Assessments, Data Collection…

From Kipu EMR (live), you can send assessments, consents, evaluations, questionnaires, surveys and forms to patients or potential patients to fill out and return as LIVE DATA.

Use any form, with or without a signature requirement.

Create weekly surveys, discharge surveys, quality control surveys, aftercare and outcomes surveys.

Create your own outcomes and aftercare programs.