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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4sight Friday | Pediatrician, Magician, Disruptor | Can Kaiser and Geisinger Make It Work? | An Analogy for Fee-For-Service Medicine
Read the 5/5/2023 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By May 5, 2023
Podcast: Can Kaiser and Geisinger Make It Work? 5/4/23
On today’s podcast, we witness the coming together of two healthcare industry darlings — a union that has… Read More
By May 4, 2023
Is Fee-For-Service Medicine More Like a Rash, an Addiction or an Old Car?
I love analogies. I think they’re one of the most effective ways to describe something or someone when… Read More
By May 3, 2023
How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think: 10 Questions with Michael Pitt, M.D.
Welcome to the latest installment of 4sight Health’s series, How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think. Our interview series profiles healthcare… Read More
By May 2, 2023
Podcast: How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think with Michael Pitt
Podcast: Michael Pitt, M.D., on Magic and Medical Jargon Michael Pitt, M.D., a pediatrician, is using his skills… Read More
By May 2, 2023
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4sight Friday | Tag-Teaming the Healthcare Industrial Complex | It’s Not Safe for Patients | Does Healthcare Need a Private Equity Policy?
Read the 4/28/2023 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By April 28, 2023
Burda on Healthcare: Scared Healthy
We all know there is one, surefire patient safety strategy: Stay healthy so you never have to go… Read More
By April 27, 2023
Podcast: Private Equity Penetration and Policy in Healthcare 4/27/23
We broke down the latest trends in private equity investment and ownership in healthcare and whether we need… Read More
By April 27, 2023
Provider Directories Speak Volumes About How Insurers Feel About Healthcare Consumerism
When I was the news editor and then editor of a healthcare business publication, the three-part test for… Read More
By April 25, 2023
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