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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4sight Friday | Blocking and Tracking Patient Health Information | Was the Great Resignation Really That Bad? | 10 Reasons to Stream This Healthcare Documentary
Read the 11/17/2023 Edition here. Subscribe here for weekly access. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor… Read More
By November 17, 2023
System Dynamics
Podcast: Patient Information Blocking and Patient Tracking Technologies 11/16/23
Rules, rules, rules. Do some go too far or others not enough to capture and share protected health… Read More
By November 16, 2023
Healthcare’s ‘Good Resignation’
We all know people who always have it worse than you. If you have a lot to rake… Read More
By November 15, 2023
Physician APM Participation Is Like Eating Cauliflower
My youngest child is a picky eater. He would say otherwise, but he is. He’s gone from eating… Read More
By November 8, 2023
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4sight Friday | Trust, Productivity and Healthcare Worker Burnout | 5 Scary Patient Safety Risks | Bankrupting Patients Is Bad for Business
Read the 11/3/2023 Edition here. Subscribe here for weekly access. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor… Read More
By November 4, 2023
Podcast: Four Healthcare Worker Burnout Buttons to Push 11/2/23
Four workplace dynamics are positively correlated with lower rates of healthcare worker burnout, according to the CDC. What… Read More
By November 2, 2023
Bankrupting Patients. Not a Good Business Strategy.
One of the hot healthcare stories last week was the release of the Commonwealth Fund’s first annual Health… Read More
By November 1, 2023
Burda on Healthcare: Dead Patient Walking
Butch Cassidy:   “What’s the matter with you?” Sundance Kid:   “I can’t swim!” Butch Cassidy:   “Are you crazy?… Read More
By October 31, 2023
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4sight Friday | Rent, Credit Scores and Health Status | Behind the Big Bump in Health Insurance Premiums | Where Medicare Part D Payments Go
Read the 10/27/2023 Edition here. Subscribe here for weekly access. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor… Read More
By October 27, 2023
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