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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Providers’ List of Value-Base Care Reimbursement Demands
By any measure or definition, we’re a long way from full adoption of value-based care reimbursement in the… Read More
By April 27, 2022
How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think: 10 Questions with Meghan Conroy
Welcome to the latest installment of 4sight Health’s series, How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think. Our interview series profiles healthcare… Read More
By April 26, 2022
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Measuring Health Equity and Maternal Health 4/22/22
Measuring Health Equity and Maternal Health Will measuring health equity and maternal health improve health equity and maternal health? CMS… Read More
By April 22, 2022
The Pandemic Has Been Very Very Good to Rural Hospitals
I’m not much for government bailouts of businesses. Businesses fail for reasons I don’t want to reward with… Read More
By April 20, 2022
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4sight Friday | Competition and Risk in Healthcare | The Benefits of Being Efficient | Taxes, Charity Care and Medical Debt
Read 4/15/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By April 15, 2022
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup and Bills, Bills, Bills 4/15/22
How Do We Repair Our Damaged Public Health System? Taxes, tax exemptions, charity care and medical debt. It’s… Read More
By April 15, 2022
When Being More Efficient Produces Better Outcomes
Years ago, in a publishing galaxy far, far away, the healthcare business publication that I worked for as… Read More
By April 13, 2022
Paying for Outcomes: Five Revolutionary Reimbursement Stories on 4sight Health
If outcomes matter, why aren’t we paying for them? It’s a question we at 4sight Health ask every… Read More
By April 12, 2022
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, How Do We Repair Our Damaged Public Health System? 4/8/22
How Do We Repair Our Damaged Public Health System? Pandemic politics have taken their toll on our public… Read More
By April 8, 2022
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