David Burda

Dave 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 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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Don’t Drink ONC’s Glass-Half-Full Hospital Interoperability Report
Yes, my journalistic skepticism borders on cynicism. But come on already! Nearly 40 percent of hospitals in the… Read More
By February 1, 2023
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4sight Friday | Dental Care Is Healthcare | AI, Chatbots and Healthcare Spending | Walking Healthcare’s Green Mile
Read the 1/27/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By January 27, 2023
Innovation
Podcast: Did ChatGPT Write This Podcast on AI and Healthcare? 1/26/23
Advanced Technology We talked about AI’s potential to reduce healthcare spending and to improve the patient experience on… Read More
By January 26, 2023
Consumerism
Walking Healthcare’s Green Mile
I almost died two weeks ago. Of laughter. As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I had… Read More
By January 25, 2023
Consumerism
Burda on Healthcare: The Nays Have It. Healthcare Is Not Getting More Affordable for Consumers
As we start the new year, it’s time to ask the question once again: Has healthcare gotten any… Read More
By January 24, 2023
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4sight Friday | Melina Davis Builds Refuge for Burned Out Doctors | The Interoperability Rainbow | Double-Digit Medicare Advantage Spending. Again.
Read the 1/20/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By January 20, 2023
Consumerism
Podcast: Searching for the Interoperability Rainbow 1/19/22
The Edge of Glory How close are we to total healthcare interoperability? We looked through some recent reports… Read More
By January 19, 2023
Outcomes
Podcast: How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think with Melina Davis
Podcast: Melina Davis on Doctors Opening Up About Burnout When the Medical Society of Virginia held a workshop… Read More
By January 19, 2023
Innovation
How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think with Melina Davis
Welcome to the latest installment of 4sight Health’s series, How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think. Our interview series profiles healthcare… Read More
By January 19, 2023
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