Ko Awatea Fellow and Northland GP Lance O’Sullivan developed iMOKO after attending the first forum and hearing a presenter discuss a telemedicine project being delivered in Alaska.
Dr O’Sullivan decided to adapt something similar for marginalised communities within New Zealand.
iMOKO, enables him to treat children from hundreds of kilometres away. (A global solution to our local problem)
Under the iMOKO initiative trained volunteers go out to and use an iPad app to send a photograph of children with skin infections to Dr O’Sullivan’s clinic in Kaitaia.
Dr O’Sullivan and colleagues then diagnose the condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
Te Whanau Tahi school in Christchurch is among the latest organisations (and the first in the South Island) to benefit from the tool, according to a recent Stuff story (link).
Dr O’Sullivan He says APAC Forum is a great platform to develop innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, such as iMOKO