Kartik Modha: Digital health pioneerBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1277 (Published 11 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1277
Kartik Modha, 33, is a north London GP and digital health pioneer who set up the country’s largest GP only Facebook group (Tiko’s GP Group) and later founded myHealthSpecialist.com, an online service enabling patients and doctors to choose a private specialist on the basis of doctors’ recommendations. The website, which received 140 000 profile views in 2014, is currently free to all users, and specialist subscriptions aim to provide funding for long term development. Modha is also a clinical lead at Doctor Care Anywhere, a service offering online GP consultations. He believes that digital technologies will allow patients to take charge of their own care.
What was your earliest ambition?
To get a man to run across the TV screen, get into a rocket, and fly off. My dad was convinced that IT was the future, so he bought a BBC Micro 32K in the mid-1980s. At age 5 I learnt …