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Cynthia Burghard

Research Director, Value-based Healthcare IT Transformation Strategies

Cynthia Burghard is a Research Director with IDC Health Insights where she is responsible for the value-based healthcare practice. A key focus of her research includes the use of cognitive/AI technologies to advance digital transformation in healthcare. Areas of research include analytics, population health workflow, proactive patient engagement including patient personal assistants.




Ms. Burghard has been an analyst conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on information technology for both healthcare payers and providers since the early 1990s. During her tenure she has evaluated and tracked vendors from early stage start up to market leaders primarily in the analytics and care management markets. She has held executive positions at healthcare technology companies, directed and participated in the development of corporate, local and national healthcare claims databases.


•         B.A. University of Colorado

•         Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as providing analysis for multiple media outlets

HIMSS18: Data Is the New Healthcare Currency

Mar 2018 - Market Note - Doc # US43642718

by: Cynthia Burghard

This IDC Market Note presents observations and insights from HIMSS18 from the perspective of value-based health and the IT strategies required for transformation. The annual HIMSS challenge of sorting out the hype from reality was evident o...
Christiana Care: Data-Driven Care Management Success

Feb 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43549018

by: Cynthia Burghard

This IDC Perspective discusses the Christiana Care's data-driven care management success. As the healthcare industry struggles for success in at-risk contracting, it is important to remember the complexity and commitment required to assembl...
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