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: Medicare and Online Pharmacy Prices 6/24/22
Medicare and Mark Cuban’s Online Pharmacy A new study says Medicare could have saved billions on generic drugs… Read More
By June 24, 2022
Credit Card Threats and Misaligned Healthcare Incentives
When we talk about the customer revolution in healthcare, we talk a lot about incentives. Aligning incentives between… Read More
By June 22, 2022
Do You Speak Healthcare?
Every profession, industry and field of interest has its own language — a dictionary filled with words and… Read More
By June 21, 2022
Podcast: All Healthcare Is Politics? (6/17/22)
Does Your Vote Affect Your Healthcare? What role should the federal government play in addressing major healthcare issues?… Read More
By June 17, 2022
Healthcare Progress Is In the Eye of the C-Suite Survey Respondent
With a little extra effort, you always can find something revealing in surveys of healthcare executives, even when… Read More
By June 15, 2022
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4sight Friday | The Pandemic and the Medicare Trust Fund | Transforming Health Systems in 7 Steps | PBM Practices Draw Federal Scrutiny
Read 6/10/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By June 11, 2022
Podcast: High Drug Prices and PBMs (6/10/22)
PBM Business Practices Come Under Greater Scrutiny New research and a new federal investigation are turning up the… Read More
By June 10, 2022
Want Clinical AI to Work in Healthcare? Start with Patient Education and Experiences
Most of our assumptions about artificial intelligence in healthcare come from surveys conducted by healthcare technology consulting firms… Read More
By June 8, 2022
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4sight Friday | Meet Ochsner Ventures’ Aimee Quirk | COVID Bailout or Blank Check? | Physician and Nurse Compensation
Read 6/3/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By June 3, 2022
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