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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The Health Literacy Gap Between Doctors and Patients
Overheard in every household in the U.S. at one point or another:  Someone other than you: “Well, what… Read More
By October 21, 2021
4sight Roundup
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Amazon, Best Buy Expand Their Healthcare Horizons, 10/15/21
Amazon, Best Buy Expand Their Healthcare Horizons What do Amazon’s new digital health accelerator and Best Buy’s home-care… Read More
By October 15, 2021
The Real Test of Health Literacy
Well, maybe people are little more informed about their health benefits and a little more health literate than… Read More
By October 13, 2021
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Getting the Right Hands Around the Health App Marketplace, 10/9/21
Getting the Right Hands Around the Health App Marketplace With more than 350,000 health apps on the market,… Read More
By October 8, 2021
Health Literacy: Assembly Required
When you buy anything that you have to put together yourself—from an Elfa closet system from The Container… Read More
By October 7, 2021
A Little Progress in Giving Patients Control Over Their Own Health Information
I’ve previously confessed to being a half-empty kind of person. As a journalist, I’m trained to search out… Read More
By October 6, 2021
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, When A Commercial Health Insurer Controls a Local Market, 10/1/21
When A Commercial Health Insurer Controls a Local Market What happens to access and costs in a market… Read More
By October 1, 2021
Transparency Comes to Low-Value Care Providers
Not much has moved the needle on low-value care—published research, medical education campaigns, reimbursement incentives. All have largely… Read More
By September 29, 2021
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Are Employer and Employee Health Benefits Falling in Line?, 9/24/21
Are Employer and Employee Health Benefits Falling in Line? We discussed three new health benefits reports to see… Read More
By September 24, 2021
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