Roger Kathol, MD
Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™
Roger G. Kathol is an innovative health strategist in the development of integrated programs and systems for patients with illness complexity, many of whom have concurrent general medical and mental health/substance use disorders.
Dr. Kathol is board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry, and medical management with extensive clinical and administrative experience gained during 22 years as a physician/teacher/researcher at the University of Iowa and 10 years as an international health complexity consultant.
His background ideally positions him to assist stakeholders in the health industry create integrated health solutions that improve care quality, augment outcomes, and lower total health care and health-related costs.
Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™ consultants assist employers, government agencies, health plans, hospitals and clinics, care management vendors, and professional organizations build quality-enhancing and cost-saving programs, which integrate biological, psychological, social, and health difficult to treat and high-cost patients with health complexity. Dr. Kathol is currently professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and 25 book chapters.
In his book Healing Body AND Mind: A Critical Issue for Healthcare Reform (2007) with co-author Suzanne Gateau, he brings to life the negative impact that segregated physical and mental health care has on the lives of patients and outlines the steps that can be taken today that improve health, reduce impairment, and lower health care costs through health service integration.
In collaboration with CMSA, Dr. Kathol and co-authors introduce the industry-changing steps to integrated CM in their book, The Integrated Case Management Manual: Assisting Complex Patients Regain Physical and Mental Health (June 2010).