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May 30, 2024
David Burda
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4sight Health’s David W. Johnson Wins National Silver Award for Best Regular Column

4sight Health’s David W. Johnson was honored with a national Azbee Award — the Pulitzer Prize for business writing — for his work on fixing healthcare.

Johnson received the National Silver Award for Best Regular Column from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). This recognition underscores Johnson’s ability to provide insightful and engaging content focused on healthcare trends, meeting high standards in business publication writing. Read one of his award-winning columns, “Circumcising Physician Training,” on 4sighthealth.com.

The National Silver Award for Best Regular Column is presented by the ASBPE to acknowledge excellence in business journalism. It recognizes writers who demonstrate editorial quality, originality and impact. This award signifies the writer’s expertise and ability to inform a professional audience effectively. See all the winners here.

Johnson was honored with the national award for his columns published in hfm, the magazine published by the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he is a board member. This recognition reflects Johnson’s commitment to delivering high-quality content related to the revolution in healthcare and the refrain of 4sight Health: outcomes matter, customers count, value rules.

About the Author

David Burda

David Burda began covering healthcare in 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Dave writes this monthly column “Burda on Healthcare,” contributes weekly blog posts, manages our weekly newsletter 4sight Friday, and hosts our weekly Roundup podcast. Dave believes that healthcare is a business like any other business, and customers — patients — are king. If you do what’s right for patients, good business results will follow.

Dave’s personnel experiences with the healthcare system both as a patient and family caregiver have shaped his point of view. It’s also been shaped by covering the industry for 40 years as a reporter and editor. He worked at Modern Healthcare for 25 years, the last 11 as editor.

Prior to Modern Healthcare, he did stints at the American Medical Record Association (now AHIMA) and the American Hospital Association. After Modern Healthcare, he wrote a monthly column for Twin Cities Business explaining healthcare trends to a business audience, and he developed and executed content marketing plans for leading healthcare corporations as the editorial director for healthcare strategies at MSP Communications.

When he’s not reading and writing about healthcare, Dave spends his time riding the trails of DuPage County, IL, on his bike, tending his vegetable garden and daydreaming about being a lobster fisherman in Maine. He lives in Wheaton, IL, with his lovely wife of 40 years and his three children, none of whom want to be journalists or lobster fishermen.

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