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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

Machine Learning Improves Precision of Risk Stratification

Nov 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43210617

by: Cynthia Burghard

This IDC Perspective discusses how machine learning improves precision of risk stratification.The practice of embedding machine learning into healthcare applications has improved the adoption of cognitive/AI in healthcare organizations. Amo...
This IDC Health Insights Pivot Table presents our best estimates and forecasts for the worldwide healthcare industry IT opportunity. This Pivot Table provides IT spending forecasts for the provider and payer markets by key subindustries. Wi...
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