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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Podcast: How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think With Marcus Whitney
Podcast: Marcus Whitney on Waiting Tables and Working with Healthcare Entrepreneurs We all had different jobs before our… Read More
By September 12, 2023
How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think: 10 Questions With Marcus Whitney
Welcome to the latest installment of 4sight Health’s series, How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think. Our interview series profiles healthcare… Read More
By September 12, 2023
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System Dynamics
4sight Friday | Diagnostic Determinism Is Here | The Price of Physician-Hospital Vertical Integration | When Three Vendors Dominate the EHR Market
Read the 9/8/2023 Edition here. Subscribe here for weekly access. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor… Read More
By September 8, 2023
Podcast: EHR Vendors or EHR Vendor? 9/7/23
We looked at the current and future implications for patients and providers of three vendors controlling more than… Read More
By September 7, 2023
The Primary Reason for Physician-Hospital Vertical Integration
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me tens of thousands of times over decades, shame on me…. Read More
By September 6, 2023
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4sight Friday | Side Effects of Medicare Negotiating Drug Prices | Healthcare Cyberattacks Get Real | Revolutionaries Write for 4sight Health
Read the 9/1/2023 Edition here. Subscribe here for weekly access. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor… Read More
By September 1, 2023
Podcast: Forecasting the Impact of Medicare Part D Drug Negotiations 8/31/23
Don’t know what to think about the regulatory and competitive implications of Medicare negotiating the prices of 10… Read More
By August 31, 2023
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Healthcare Cyberattacks: Real Money, Real Lives, Real Risks
I’ve never added up the time I spend each day fending off cyberattacks. Listening to and then deleting… Read More
By August 30, 2023
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4sight Friday | Kickstarting Healthcare Innovation | Making Care Primary Again | Patient Advocacy Organization Infiltration
Read the 8/25/2023 Edition here. Subscribe here for weekly access. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor… Read More
By August 25, 2023
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