David Burda

Dave is 4sight Health’s biggest news junkie, resident journalist and healthcare historian. He began covering healthcare in 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Dave writes his own column, “Burda on Health,” for us, contributes weekly blog posts, and manages our weekly e-newsletter and weekly podcast, 4sight Friday and 4sight Roundup.

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 personal 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 35 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 35 years and his three children, none of whom want to be journalists or lobster fishermen.

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System Dynamics
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Quantifying Healthcare’s Lack of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 12/3/21
Quantifying Healthcare’s Lack of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion We talked about the impact of two new reports that… Read More
By December 3, 2021
Economics
Why Cutting Out the Middleman Can Reduce Healthcare Spending
As I’ve said too many times to count, I’m not much for healthcare middlemen—distributors, benefits managers, wholesalers and… Read More
By December 1, 2021
Economics
CMS’ Progress to Cut Medicare Payment Mistakes Stalls as Insufficient Documentation Woes Continue
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, or for the purposes of this blog post, about… Read More
By November 24, 2021
System Dynamics
Special Episode 4sight Roundup Podcast: How State-Based Marketplaces Have Become Healthcare Innovation Platforms
In this special episode of the 4sight Friday Roundup podcast, David Johnson, founder and CEO of 4sight Health,… Read More
By November 23, 2021
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Outcomes
4sight Friday | What Doctors Don’t Like | Healthcare Over the Rainbow | Consumers on Healthcare Costs and Affordability
Read 11/19/2021 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By November 19, 2021
Consumerism
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, What Consumers Are Telling Us About Healthcare Affordability, 11/19/21
What Consumers Are Telling Us About Healthcare Affordability Two new surveys took the pulse of consumers on healthcare… Read More
By November 19, 2021
Economics
Same Old, Same Old When It Comes to What Doctors Don’t Like
I’m late to the party on this one, but it’s a topic I like, so I’m going to… Read More
By November 17, 2021
Economics
The Future of Health Benefits and Health Literacy
Health benefits and how much people understand and pay for them are proxies for what’s most important for… Read More
By November 16, 2021
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Economics
4sight Friday | The Roaring ’20s And Healthcare’s Future | Are You Really Listening To Patients?
Read 11/12/2021 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By November 12, 2021
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