Isla has been a health care innovator, who has advocated for the interests of vulnerable populations who either through geography or lack of mobility have reduced access to healthcare. Isla has worked closely with Indigenous people, as well as inner-city housing groups to build multidisciplinary clinical care teams that are embedded in housing facilities, thereby increasing accessibility to healthcare and improving the quality of life for patients.
2014 was a landmark year for Isla when she co-founded one of the first virtually embedded telemedicine clinics in inner-city resource centers. The clinics offer face to face outreach healthcare services provided by pharmacists and nurses with a focus of connecting patients through two-way video interactions with physicians and specialists.
Isla also co-pioneered the deployment of pharmacy vending kiosk’s with advanced robotics, two-way video teleconferencing, and a secure network for patient’s medical information to create a prescription medication dispensing systems. The kiosk includes an automated prescription dispensing mechanism that is monitored remotely by a pharmacy team in a central call center.