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: Cancer Screenings, Cases and Mortality Rates 12/1/22
Mixed Messages  We tried to make sense of the contradictory trends in oncology care and outcomes on the… Read More
By December 1, 2022
Economics
Diversification, Health System-Style
Businesses in every industry diversify for economic reasons: to generate new revenue or protect existing revenue. It’s not… Read More
By November 30, 2022
Consumerism
Five Healthcare Lessons for Employers if They Read to the Bottom
As you know, it’s open enrollment season. It’s kind of like hunting season, but in this case you’re… Read More
By November 29, 2022
Economics
Hospital Infection Regression
This latest report from the CDC on hospital infection rates gives new meaning to the term “long COVID.”… Read More
By November 23, 2022
COVID-19
Podcast: Infection (Out of) Control 11/22/22
Danger: Rising  Hospital infection rates continued to climb last year after the pandemic peaked. We talked about why… Read More
By November 22, 2022
Innovation
Podcast: Lena Chaihorsky’s Aha Healthcare Moment 11/22/22
Podcast What triggered Lena Chaihorsky to become a healthcare revolutionary? She tells you in her own words in… Read More
By November 22, 2022
Consumerism
Podcast: Arizona, Oregon Voters Pass Healthcare Affordability Measures 11/17/22
The Votes are In  Are state ballot initiatives the right way to make medical care more affordable? Two… Read More
By November 17, 2022
Economics
The Myth of Value-Based Pricing for Cancer Drugs
Sometimes little studies say a lot about how the healthcare system works in the U.S. and why we… Read More
By November 16, 2022
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4sight Friday | Changing the Healthcare Work Mindset | Medicare Advantage Plan Competition | The Patient Experience Gap
  Read the 11/11/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find… Read More
By November 11, 2022
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