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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What Digital Health Technologies Investors Are Betting On
As a business journalist, I hang out at the corner of “follow the money” and “actions speak louder… Read More
By January 8, 2020
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4sight Friday: Clinical Decision Support Lacking | Quality of Care at Acquired Hospitals | Private Equity and New Cancer Drugs
  Read 01/03/2020 Edition here.  Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Read his columns… Read More
By January 3, 2020
Interest in Clinical Decision Support Lacking
If you spend your Saturday afternoons watching home remodeling shows or cooking shows, you realize that having the… Read More
By December 30, 2019
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4sight Friday: What Revolutionary Healthcare Leaders Read in 2019 | Healthcare Price Transparency Now and Forever
  Read 12/20/2019 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find… Read More
By December 20, 2019
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What Revolutionary Healthcare Leaders Read This Year: The Top 5 Commentaries on 4sightHealth.com for 2019
Here at 4sight Health, we like to call it like it is. We see and throw a flag… Read More
By December 19, 2019
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4sight Friday: Assigning a Value to Diagnostic Tests | Drug Contract Commercialization Organizations | Healthcare Affordability in 2020
Read 12/13/2019 Edition here. Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Columns here. Find 4sight… Read More
By December 13, 2019
Will 2020 Be the Year that Healthcare Gets More Affordable?
As 2019 draws to a close, the evidence continues to mount that healthcare affordability again will be the… Read More
By December 12, 2019
AHRQ Data Reveals Health System Search for Winning Formula
Pictures don’t lie. Neither do numbers. And these numbers paint of picture of U.S. hospitals and health systems… Read More
By December 6, 2019
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Has Healthcare Lost Its Appetite for Value?
I get the feeling that the industry is moving on from this whole volume-to-value thing and will need… Read More
By December 3, 2019
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