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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Hospitals at the Margins
Almost every hospital or health system that I’ve covered over the past 37 years as a healthcare business… Read More
By March 17, 2020
The Sorry State of Hospital Interoperability
Likely overshadowed by anticipation of HHS’ final information-blocking rules, which came out earlier this week, HHS’ latest annual report… Read More
By March 13, 2020
Digital Health Divergence
What providers want digital health tools to do, and what patients want digital health tools to do are… Read More
By March 5, 2020
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How Can Healthcare Avoid Screwing Up AI’s Potential?
“Just what do you think you’re doing, Dave? Dave, I really think I’m entitled to an answer to… Read More
By March 2, 2020
How Fee-for-Service Makes Doctors Choose Poorly
It’s not complicated. If you want doctors to stop performing or ordering low-value procedures and tests, stop paying… Read More
By February 27, 2020
Which Way Will the Private Equity Pendulum Swing for Patients?
Before your physician asks you at your next office visit what brought you in today, you may want… Read More
By February 19, 2020
Not on the Same Page
Well, maybe I jumped the gun and gave the healthcare industry too much credit for finally recognizing that… Read More
By February 13, 2020
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4sight Friday: J.P. Morgan Conference Report | An Epic Patient Data Failure | Having Fun with Healthcare Fraud
  Read 02/07/2020 Edition here.  Curated by David Burda, 4sight Health’s news editor and columnist. Read his columns… Read More
By February 7, 2020
Fun with Fraud Numbers
I’ve watched enough crime movies and TV shows to know that the law enforcement character who talks tough… Read More
By February 5, 2020
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