Corrine McIsaac, PhD, RN

Founder & CEO

For Corrine McIsaac, it's one thing to see something that needs to be changed. It's another to do something to actually create change.

As a Manager in Home Care with the Nova Scotia Department of Health (NS DOH), Corrine saw first hand how ineffective care practices and inefficient resources were challenging our health care organizations. She also knew that better data alone would not create the change needed to improve patient lives. The data needed to be transformed into evidence-based knowledge that supported the efforts of health care workers to improve care and cost outcomes.

It was at this time that Corrine set herself on a path to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of disease management.

Her hard work and vision culminated in the development of best practice interventions for wound care, and the creation of a tracking system used to demonstrate $3 million in savings to the Province of Nova Scotia within its first year of use. These cost savings were realized as a result of improved patient care and decreased nursing visits.

Other health care organizations began asking for assistance in applying a similar methodology within their particular practice environments. It was then that Corrine left NS DOH and started Health Outcomes Worldwide.

  • Over 25 years of experience in the health sector
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Education degrees from St. Francis Xavier University
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program at Dalhousie University specializing in outcome measurement
  • Has a wide variety of clinical expertise including roles in frontline nursing, nursing education, clinical consultation, and management

Awards and Recognition

  • Top 50 CEO - Atlantic Business Magazine, May 2015
  • Innovation Finalist - Discovery Awards for Science and Technology - Feb 2015
  • The Young Investigator's Award, presented in 2005 at the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care in San Diego, California (her abstract, Managing Wound Care Outcomes, won 2nd prize at this symposium)
  • Presented with the Health Researcher Capacity Builder Award from The Cape Breton District Health Authority and Cape Breton University recognizing individual achievement and dedication to building capacity in health research
  • Named to Pan-Canadian Research Team to identify safety risks and cost reductions associated with care to patients in homes
  • Speaker at the Canadian Home Care Association's Home Care Summit
  • Mobile Health Forum Panelist; North America's premier mobile health event
  • Published in the 'Ostomy and Wound Management' as well as 'Wounds'
  • Speaker RNAO Conference Excellent Care for All
  • Has presented her work at over 100 national and international conferences