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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Pondering the Prospects of a COVID Vaccine
COVID-19
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Pondering the Prospects of a COVID Vaccine, 09/11/20
Pondering the Prospects of a COVID Vaccine Will it be before Nov. 3 or after Nov. 3? Will… Read More
By September 11, 2020
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COVID-19
4sight Friday | Let’s End FFS Now | The COVID-19 Bump | Fixating on a Vaccine
Read 09/11/2020 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By September 11, 2020
COVID-19 Magnifies Consumers’ Love-Hate Relationship with Healthcare
Consumerism
COVID-19 Magnifies Consumers’ Love-Hate Relationship with Healthcare
We’re going to turn this week’s blog post over to consumers, who are going to tell you what… Read More
By September 10, 2020
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Economics
4sight Friday | Healthcare Data Aggregation at Scale | Telling For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Hospitals Apart | Paying for Clinical Decision Support
Read 09/04/2020 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By September 4, 2020
How You Can Tell For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Hospitals Apart
Economics
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, How You Can Tell For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Hospitals Apart, 09/04/20
How You Can Tell For-Profit and Not-For-Profit Hospitals Apart We talked about the differences and similarities between hospitals… Read More
By September 4, 2020
If Outcomes Matter, Then Start Paying Doctors to Use Clinical Decision Support Tools
Innovation
If Outcomes Matter, Then Start Paying Doctors to Use Clinical Decision Support Tools
No one likes to be told what to do. If there was a club for people who don’t… Read More
By September 4, 2020
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Economics
4sight Friday | Is Healthcare Self-Aware? | An Easy Fix for Healthcare | Our Public Health Infrastructure
Read 08/28/2020 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By August 28, 2020
Reassessing Our Public Health Infrastructure
Economics
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, Reassessing Our Public Health Infrastructure, 08/28/2020
Reassessing Our Public Health Infrastructure How well do you think the public health system in the U.S. held… Read More
By August 28, 2020
Fixing Healthcare Would Be Easy If It Wasn’t So Hard
Economics
Fixing Healthcare Would Be Easy If It Wasn’t So Hard
Fixing healthcare is very easy and extremely difficult at the same time. That dichotomy is what gives the… Read More
By August 25, 2020
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