David Burda

David 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 personnel 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 40 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 40 years and his three children, none of whom want to be journalists or lobster fishermen.

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Economics
A Relatively Short Anecdote About Patient Leakage
Healthcare has more industry jargon than most. One of my least favorite terms is “patient leakage.” That occurs… Read More
By May 8, 2024
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Outcomes
4sight Friday | May 3, 2024
4sight Friday | Rethinking the Role of Employers in Healthcare | Some Good Medical Debt News for a… Read More
By May 3, 2024
System Dynamics
Podcast: Reimagining Employers’ Role in Healthcare 5/2/24
Will a new task force redefine the role of employers in healthcare finance and delivery? Or will its… Read More
By May 2, 2024
Consumerism
A Break in the Medical Affordability Crisis Clouds
As a journalist, I’m more of a bad news person than a good news person. I teeter on… Read More
By May 1, 2024
Economics
Medicare Advantage Is Pushing People’s Buttons
We’ve been covering Medicare Advantage (MA) a lot because the story changes every week. Catch up with this… Read More
By April 30, 2024
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Innovation
4sight Friday | April 26, 2024
4sight Friday | Physicians, Pharmacists and Mark Engelen | Medicaid Disenrollment and Health Disparities | Fishing and Healthcare… Read More
By April 26, 2024
Economics
Podcast: How We Treat Our Most Vulnerable Patient Populations 4/25/24
Two new reports document the healthcare industry’s continuing failure to fairly and equitably serve poor and underserved patient… Read More
By April 25, 2024
Economics
What Fishing Can Teach Us About Lowering Healthcare Costs
I fished a lot with my dad when I was growing up. More often than not, we caught… Read More
By April 24, 2024
Innovation
Podcast: How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think with Mark Engelen
Mark Engelen on Why Doctors Don’t Like Pharmacists Mark Engelen, CEO of RxLive, is doing something most doctors… Read More
By April 23, 2024
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