Jeffrey Fiorentino, CEO

Jeffrey Fiorentino, MACC is a writer, teacher and speaker in the areas of Business, Technology, and Addiction. He is the CEO of Kipu Systems, producer of the Kipu EMR, an electronic medical records system built specifically in, and for, Addiction and Behavioral Health Treatment. Mr. Fiorentino is also CEO of “InRecovery Magazine”, a publication and web site dedicated to bringing valuable, topical information and stories, exercises, and support to addicts and their families, and CEO of PingMD, an Android and IOS telehealth app for connecting addicts in aftercare with their addiction treatment professionals and establishing a new intensive one year post treatment “RecoveryBound”™ program followed by 4 additional years of aftercare to help addicts in recovery. Mr. Fiorentino graduated first in his class in the Studies of Entrepreneurship, with a BA, from the University of Miami, and Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Accounting from the Graduate School of Business, at the University of Miami. Read an open letter from Jeffrey Fiorentino.



Important HIPAA Notice From Kipu

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Lately, I have been pointing out some of the ways that our addiction treatment community may have become a bit lax with HIPAA security precautions, particularly with respect to Protected Health Information (PHI). Some well-intentioned people have given me feedback that my concerns might be overblown.…Read More


Telehealth’s Impact On Addiction Treatment

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Telehealth utilizes communication technologies, (computers, smart phones, tablets) to provide health care, substance abuse counseling and behavioral health services remotely. This has been a hot topic as of late, and for good reason, it has a lot of potential. Much of that potential has been squandered…Read More


The Failing Marijuana Experiment

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Colorado’s ‘Rocky Mountain High.’ Here’s How It’s Failing. As one of the first states to legalize marijuana in 2012, Colorado serves as ground zero for evidence on how our country’s grand experiment with legalized marijuana is working out (the state of Washington was the other, for those…Read More


Kipu Clients Grow 69% in Two Years

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Results of a special five-year study We just completed a five year study of 1,300 addiction treatment facilities using Kipu through 400,000 episodes of care. The study revealed that Kipu EMR clients grow 36% in the first 12 months after installing Kipu and an astounding 69% within 24 months…Read More


Meth An Escalating Problem

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The opioid crisis is getting all the headlines as overdose deaths keep growing every year at a shocking 15-20 percent clip.  However, recent data showing a 100 percent increase in deaths from methamphetamines (a/k/a meth) is making politicians stand up and take notice.  We’re now fighting…Read More


Taking Responsibility For Addiction

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I recently got into a conversation about the opioid epidemic with my sister who is a doctor and an OBGYN, and gave birth this year via a Caesarean (a/k/a C-section).  She shared some eye-opening insights about her own personal experience and the changes in prescription practices…Read More


The Criminalization of Addiction

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This past April, the television show ‘60 Minutes’ pointed out that the US now has more people in prison than we do attending college. That was a powerful eye-opening statement. Our policy of mass incarceration has an estimated 2.3 million Americans locked up1 and costs an…Read More


Recovery: What Does it Mean?

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You might think the definition of “Recovery” should be fairly straight-forward, particularly for those of us in the addiction treatment community. After all, it’s at the heart of what we do, the ultimate objective for all our patients. While DSM and ASAM clearly define “Substance Related…Read More


The Final Perspective

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The last section of the Report is entitled “Vision for the Future: A Public Health Approach”. It was primarily a summation of the entire Report but also provided some final compelling statistics. They saved some of the most interesting facts for last to keep our attention.…Read More