Roger G. Kathol, MD, CPE, President of Cartesian Solutions, Inc.™, is a health care consultant who assists employers, government agencies, health plans, hospitals and clinics, and care management vendors develop integrated medical and behavioral health programs for patients with high cost health complexity. Dr. Kathol is board certified in internal medicine, psychiatry, and medical management with extensive experience gained during 22 years as a physician/teacher/researcher at the University of Iowa and 16 years as an international health complexity and integrated care consultant. His background positions him to assist stakeholders in the health industry as they create integrated health solutions, which improve care quality, augment outcomes, and lower total health care and health-related costs. Clients include: general hospitals and clinics; accountable care organizations; general medical health plans; case management programs and vendors; and employers and government agencies.
Dr. Kathol is an adjunct professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 165 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 Gatteau, 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 which improve health, reduce impairment, and lower total health care costs through health service integration. In collaboration with the Case Management Society of America, Dr. Kathol and co-authors introduce the industry-changing steps to integrated case management in their book, The Integrated Case Management Manual: Assisting Complex Patients Regain Physical and Mental Health (June 2010).