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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How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think (monthly)
This interview series profiles healthcare instigators who believe that outcomes matter, customers count and value rules. 4sight Health’s… Read More
By January 19, 2023
Keep Moving. Nothing to See Here. Just Another Double-Digit Increase in Medicare Advantage Spending
I’m starting to run out of clever headlines to tell the same story. Spending on Medicare Advantage plans… Read More
By January 18, 2023
Burda on Healthcare: 2022 Collection
In case you didn’t know, 4sight Health’s David Burda has covered healthcare as a reporter, editor and writer for… Read More
By January 17, 2023
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4sight Friday | Healthcare Puts the Non in Noncompete | A Curated Commentary Collection | The Burnout Biz Is Booming
Read the 1/13/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By January 13, 2023
Podcast: Breaking the Chains That Bind Healthcare 1/12/23
Compete or Noncompete The FTC wants to kill off noncompete clauses in employment agreements. We talked about how… Read More
By January 12, 2023
The Booming Burnout Business
I have no doubt that burnout is real and pervasive in healthcare. It’s a big driver of the… Read More
By January 11, 2023
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4sight Friday | Health Spending Influencers in 2023 | Stories That Revolutionized Healthcare in 2022 | RIP Not-For-Profit Healthcare
Read the 1/6/2022 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By January 6, 2023
Podcast: Looking Ahead to Healthcare 2023 1/5/23
What’s New and What’s Next?    What innovations, news and trends will alter the course of national healthcare… Read More
By January 5, 2023
Connecting the Anticompetitive Dots Between Physician Work Hours and Physician Supply and Demand
In a recent blog post, I wrote about doctors and nurse practitioners having a lot in common other… Read More
By January 4, 2023
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