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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Consumerism
4sight Friday | Go Fund My Healthcare | Medicare Advantage Market Trends | Where to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy
Read 10/16/2020 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By October 16, 2020
COVID-19
What’s Your State of Health?
As I watch COVID-19 cases ebb and flow around the country over the past eight months, I wonder… Read More
By October 13, 2020
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System Dynamics
4sight Friday | Gun Violence and Public Health | Post-COVID Hospital CEO Turnover | Handicapping the Med Tech Race
Read 10/9/2020 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By October 9, 2020
Economics
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, It’s Market Versus Medicine in Med Tech Race, 10/9/20
It’s Market Versus Medicine in Med Tech Race Venture capital funding of digital health technology is through the… Read More
By October 9, 2020
System Dynamics
What’s the Story on COVID and the Tenure of Hospital CEOs?
The only reason I’m writing this blog post is so I can refer to it and link to… Read More
By October 5, 2020
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COVID-19
4sight Friday | The Future of Hospitals | Healthcare’s House Flippers | Odds on the ACA
Read 10/2/2020 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight Health… Read More
By October 2, 2020
Policy
Podcast: 4sight Friday Roundup, What’s the Line on the ACA?, 10/2/20
What’s the Line on the ACA? A new Supreme Court justice? The same president? A new president? All… Read More
By October 2, 2020
Economics
Healthcare’s House Flippers – Burda on Healthcare
If you come over, there’s a decent chance that HGTV will be on. The home-improvement channel is our… Read More
By October 1, 2020
COVID-19 Fans Flames of Consumerism in Patients
COVID-19
COVID-19 Fans Flames of Consumerism in Patients
I watched an interview online yesterday with the director of emergency services at a health system in North… Read More
By September 29, 2020
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