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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Podcast: How Patients See Affordability, Racism and Obesity Drugs 2/29/24
Everyone wants to know what consumers think about healthcare, and we talked about what they think of three… Read More
By February 29, 2024
System Dynamics
Justice Department Sleeping at the Healthcare Fraud Wheel
In a 4sight Health blog post published last month, I said there were only two possible reasons why… Read More
By February 28, 2024
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4sight Friday | February 23, 2024
4sight Friday | What FTC Look at GPOs and Drug Distributors Will See | The Story of Year-End… Read More
By February 23, 2024
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Podcast: FTC Tries to Open Black Box of Group Purchasing and Drug Distribution 2/22/24
Healthcare group purchasing and drug distribution are controlled by just a handful of GPOs and drug distributors. We… Read More
By February 22, 2024
Innovation
Up the AI Without a Paddle
As governments, government agencies, lawmakers, technology companies, special interest groups and consumer watchdogs debate how to regulate healthcare… Read More
By February 21, 2024
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Burda on Healthcare: Reading Between the Lines of Year-End Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Reports
Is the pace of merger and acquisition activity in an industry a sign of the industry’s health? I… Read More
By February 20, 2024
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Economics
4sight Friday | February 16, 2024
4sight Friday | Ramona Wallace, D.O., Watches What You Eat | Medicare Advantage Is Having More Than a… Read More
By February 16, 2024
Economics
Podcast: Rethinking Medicare Advantage 2/15/24
The Medicare Advantage market is in flux right now with new payment and prior authorization rules, sales and… Read More
By February 15, 2024
Economics
The Costly Lever of Prior Authorization
The long-running debate over prior authorization (PA) typically is framed around patient care. PA delays or denials prevent… Read More
By February 14, 2024
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