Kipu Appoints Health Tech Veteran Anita Pramoda to Board of Directors
CORAL GABLES, Florida., 25 August 2021 / PRNewswire / – Kipu, maker of KipuEMR, a modern SaaS-based electronic medical records (EMR) system for organizations treating substance use disorders (SUD) and behavioral health, today announced the appointment of the health technology veteran Anita Pramoda on its board.
“Kipu has proven software solutions for drug treatment centers and continues to invest in innovation to help providers improve outcomes and manage reimbursement changes. Now is the time to step up our market leadership. We strive to innovate and integrate our technology platform to enable world-class performance for our customers and their patients. With her vast experience in advising growing technology companies, Anita is ideally placed to support us in this task ”, commented the CEO of Kipu, Paul Carpenter.
A seasoned leader in healthcare information technology, Pramoda is the founder and CEO of Owned Outcomes (O2), a software company that helps participating organizations win various forms of value-based care, including bulk payments. She was previously chief financial officer at Epic Systems Corporation, a more than $ 3 billion healthcare IT company that provides electronic medical records to more than 50% of the American population. Pramoda contributed to a period of significant domestic market growth, Epic’s expansion into government and international markets, and its launch into mobile health computing. Pramoda also brings extensive experience to healthcare IT boards, serving on the boards of leading companies such as Allscripts, Health Catalyst, Press Ganey and HealthEdge.
Commenting on the new opportunity at Kipu, Pramoda said: “This is a company targeting an underserved area of healthcare, helping patients to recover from drug addiction and other harmful behaviors – which have reached a level record during the pandemic. Behavioral health and addiction treatment are nuanced, heavily regulated and complex areas within healthcare. Kipu’s core strength is its absolute focus on creating an EMR solution and a A suite of applications specifically focused on this market for these specific needs makes Kipu’s business important and special, and it’s exciting to be part of the company’s journey. “
The appointment follows the company’s announcement in June of TCV’s strategic investment in Kipu as market momentum for SaaS solutions accelerates in behavioral health.
Kipu is the leading provider of enterprise software serving the addiction, mental health and eating disorder communities through its cloud-based technology platform. The KipuEMR, a fully configurable electronic health record and integrated billing platform designed for and within the behavioral health industry, is the largest and most widely implemented EMR designed specifically for the drug treatment industry. Kipu’s platform is used daily by more than 80,000 users in more than 1,600 facilities around the world. The KipuCRM is a support platform that manages the entire patient life cycle from the very first call to admission, integrating the management of the call center, referral and marketing campaigns. To read the latest news on Kipu, please visit https://www.kipuhealth.com/kipu-news/ and connect with us on: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn.