Bonnie Cochrane

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Bonnie Cochrane

Bonnie is a leader focused on creating sustainable health system improvements that transform healthcare while making things better for employees, physicians and patients. She has more than 40 years of healthcare industry expertise from front-line to C-suite roles, including clinical experience as a critical care nurse and a background in improving population-level quality outcomes.

About Bonnie

Your success is my success. Listening, to fully understand client needs, and then developing a plan that is executed efficiently and effectively are essential.

Bonnie is a registered nurse who has hands-on experience delivering patient care, as well as in managing population health research and clinical information programs. At Huron, she works closely with healthcare leaders to drive system improvements that enhance outcomes for employees, physicians and patients.

Bonnie is a founding member and past co-chair of Canada’s Health Informatics Association (COACH) Pan-Canadian electronic health record (EHR) governance community of interest. She has also led a Pan-Canadian team in the execution of population health continuous quality improvement projects, demonstrating an effective model of patient health management, which included broad partnerships, iterative measurement, intervention and feedback.

Prior to joining Huron, Bonnie was the vice president of clinical information programs and quality at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. In this position, Bonnie was responsible for change management, communications, data quality and standards, as well as strategic provincial information systems, including telehealth, a picture archiving and communications system (PACS), the pharmacy network and other components of the integrated EHR.

Bonnie is a frequent speaker at healthcare industry conferences and events, and has co-authored 14 peer-reviewed publications.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Design and Alignment
  • Cultural Change
  • Engagement


  • Healthcare

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Registered nurse, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
  • Critical care nursing postgraduate certificate
  • Canadian College of Health Service Executives Certified Health Executive designation
  • Six Sigma black belt
  • Facilitating strategic planning certificate

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