David W. Johnson

Dave powers 4sight Health with an unflinching determination to create status-quo busting dialogue and action in healthcare reform. His innate desire to bring about change, coupled with his tremendous proficiency across health policy, academic medicine, economics, statistics, behavioral finance, disruptive innovation, organizational change and complexity theory, has led to his recognition as an insightful, incisive globally acknowledged authority on market-driven reform.

Dave is a prolific writer on healthcare’s pro-market transformation. He is the author-in-residence at MATTER, the Chicago-based healthcare incubator, and published the critically acclaimed book Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare in 2016. McGraw-Hill published Dave’s book The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Smarter, Kinder, Affordable Care for All in September 2019. As a speaker, Dave plays the role of rebel, challenger, industry historian, investor and company evaluator to push audiences forward. Watch his bio video.

Dave left a 28-year career in investment banking to create 4sight Health. As an investment banker, he managed over $30 billion in healthcare revenue bonds, led significant strategic advisory engagements for health systems. He specialized in capital formation, asset-liability management, enterprise risk analytics and new business-model development. Dave is also currently an investor and/or advisor for several early- or mid-stage healthcare companies including Curate Health, GaussSoft, HealthiPass, Link Capital, Medspeed and MultiScale Health Networks.

Dave holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Literature from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Dave was drawn to service at a young age as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa and a United States Presidential Management Intern.

His civic and professional affiliations have included Harvard Medical School (Visiting Committee); the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Board, Executive and Finance Committees); the University of Chicago (Harris School of Public Policy’s Visiting Committee, Student Engagement Sub-Committee Chair and the Urban Health Lab); the Health Management Academy; Harvard School of Public Health; CHRISTUS Health (Audit Committee); the British-American Project (U.S. Chair); and Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Center (Finance Committee Chair).

Dave is a consummate thought leader who enjoys reading and writing. He is no health slouch as a vegan who often bikes to meetings, who’s run ten marathons. He also loves traveling.

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Separate And Unequal (Part 2): Overcoming Healthcare’s Profound Facilities Maldistribution
In Part 1 of “Separate and Unequal,” I took the Biden Administration to task for its proposed 2022… Read More
By June 28, 2022
Fixing America’s Aching Backs, Bones and Joints: Orthopedic Care in the Digital Health Era
Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries constitute the fastest-growing disease category in the United States. More than half of all Americans… Read More
By and June 16, 2022
4-Min 4sight: Musculoskeletal and Muscle Injuries
Low-cost, consumer-friendly digital MSK companies have the potential to become the primary channels for determining which patients receive… Read More
By and June 16, 2022
Cain Brothers House Calls Podcast: Fixing America’s Aching Backs, Bones and Joints: Orthopedic Care in the Digital Health Era
Oh, my aching back! Cain Brothers’ Director Ricky Ng joins 4sight Health’s David W. Johnson to discuss the… Read More
By and June 15, 2022
Cracks in the Foundation (Part 5): Overcoming Regulatory Headwinds
On Sept. 22, 1962, a young Bob Dylan performed “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” for the first time… Read More
By June 9, 2022
That Giant Sucking Sound: Lost Patient Volume
As health systems report their earnings for the first quarter of 2022, the red ink is flowing in… Read More
By May 26, 2022
Overcoming Medical Orthodoxy (Part 4): Retooling Clinicians for “New Medicine”
Author Note: This is the final article in a four-part series on reinventing medical education and clinician training…. Read More
By and May 19, 2022
Overcoming Medical Orthodoxy (Part 3): Forces Disrupting “Old Medicine”
Author Note: This is the third article in a four-part series on reimagining American medical education and ongoing… Read More
By and May 12, 2022
Healthcare’s Roaring 2020s
Published May 4, 2022, on HLTH.com Read the in-depth article here.  The 1920s was a time of big… Read More
By and May 10, 2022
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