Diane Bouchard

Executive director,
Clinical solutions and services TELUS Health

As the Executive Director, Clinical Services and Solutions at TELUS Health, Ms. Bouchard is responsible of product management for OACIS, the computerized clinical record platform connecting more than 44,000 health professionals in the hospital sector. The definition and delivery of the product roadmap and implementation for OACIS customers in Quebec, Ontario and internationally are under her responsibility. Ms. Bouchard also manages partnerships and strategic relationships with major pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, laboratories, primary care clinics and government agencies.

With her background as a practicing nurse, Diane Bouchard has been evolving for more than 20 years in the world of information technology applied to health. As head of clinical products and leader of development and operations, she is well- known for her significant contribution to the SIURGE project. This project is considered one of the first clinical deployments in the healthcare sector. She also managed the IBM Health division for the province of Quebec for eight years. Diane and her team are currently overseeing settlements of TELUS’ Electronic Health Record (EHR) in more than 35 active sites. These complex deployments take several years since they introduce several major changes and require a significant review of clinical processes. Diane contributes to the fundraising activities of the “Fondation du Centre jeunesse de la Montérégie” a cause that is close to her heart.