Dr. Lance O'Sullivan
Dr Lance O’Sullivan is a leading medical innovator pursuing the goal of increasing access to quality
health care using emerging digital technologies. Concepts such as cloud, mobility, artificial
intelligence, digital humans, and blockchain are not typically taught at medical schools and yet
Lance believes the time has come for them to be.
“The tools of my trade that will allow the greatest impact on the health of our country have
changed”. Lance believes there is a big enough clinical knowledge base to have exponential
improvements in the health and well-being of all NZ’ers if we can create more digital bridges
separating the patient from the care.
Lance has been recognised nationally for being an disruptor and champion for ensuring that health
care is delivered to the most important of our society, children particularly those with high health
and social needs. Lance lives by the famous quote of Sir Fredrick Douglas that reflects the value of
our children. He created NZ’s first digital health program (iMOKO™) for children across the
country that delivers health services to communities of children in minutes and hours rather that
hours and days.
Lance is a passionate son of NZ that wants to see our country lead the way in the delivery of
innovative models of care that provides MORE care to MORE people of HIGHER quality for LESS
cost resulting in a FAIRER society
Lance also founded The MOKO Foundation. He was inspired by the opportunities that he himself
had experienced in life and which allowed him to grow and develop into a well-educated, well-
rounded family man and community leader. Lance is truly passionate about and devoted to
connecting people with opportunities for a better Aotearoa New Zealand.
2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year
2013 Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award
2013 Public Health Association Health Champion Award
2013 Māori of the Year Award