David Burda

Dave is 4sight Health’s biggest news junkie, resident journalist and healthcare historian. He began covering healthcare in 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Dave writes his own column, “Burda on Health,” for us, contributes weekly blog posts, and manages our weekly e-newsletter and weekly podcast, 4sight Friday and 4sight Roundup.

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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Economics
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Can Anything Stop the Inexorable Rise in Health Insurance Premiums?, 11/12/21
Can Anything Stop the Inexorable Rise in Health Insurance Premiums? Four percent of a lot is still a… Read More
By November 12, 2021
Consumerism
Patients Are Telling You What They Want, But Are You Listening?
Patients are just like customers in any other industry. They want the same things. They want a good… Read More
By November 11, 2021
Economics
What Private Equity Firms Do to Hospitals
In a column I wrote last year, I called private-equity firms “healthcare’s house flippers”  because what they do—maximize… Read More
By November 10, 2021
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Innovation
4sight Friday | CMMI’s New Direction | How Glen Tullman Thinks | Why Cancer Centers Hide Prices
Read 11/5/2021 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By November 5, 2021
Policy
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Where Is CMMI Going and Will We Follow?, 11/5/21
Where Is CMMI Going and Will We Follow? The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation set a new… Read More
By November 5, 2021
Consumerism
Et Tu, Cancer Hospitals? Why Most Cancer Hospitals Don’t Reveal Their Prices for Oncology Care
Oncology care is expensive. A report released in October 2020 by the Cancer Action Network said cancer patients’ total… Read More
By November 3, 2021
Innovation
How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think: 10 Questions with Glen Tullman
Welcome to the latest installment of 4sight Health’s monthly series, How Healthcare Revolutionaries Think. Our interview series profiles… Read More
By November 2, 2021
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Consumerism
4sight Friday | Engines Of Healthcare Innovation | Healthcare Consumers Know Best
Read 10/29/2021 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By October 29, 2021
Economics
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Untangling Healthcare’s Administrative Complexity, 10/29/21
Untangling Healthcare’s Administrative Complexity We talked about the pros and cons of a new blueprint for dramatically reducing… Read More
By October 29, 2021
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