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January 17, 2023
David Burda
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Burda on Healthcare: 2022 Collection

In case you didn’t know, 4sight Health’s David Burda has covered healthcare as a reporter, editor and writer for nearly 40 years. He has the collective knowledge you can only get from someone who has followed the industry for that long. That’s why watching his reporting is the smartest thing you can do — he does the work so you don’t have to.

Is Value-Based Reimbursement Mostly Dead or Slightly Alive?

Is there any faith for a full recovery for value-based reimbursement (VBR)? Here’s a rundown of five recent status reports that suggest VBR is slightly alive. More.



Provider, Know Thy Customer

Here are five recent surveys of healthcare consumers that tell you a few things you should probably know. More.



I’d Like Some Interoperability with My Value-Based Care, Please

It should come as no surprise, then, that two things that I thought went together in healthcare — value-based care and interoperability — don’t really, at least not yet, according to a recently published study in JAMA Health Forum. More.


Don’t Hate Me Because I Love Prior Authorization

Doctors don’t like people checking their work any more than most kids like vegetables but like it or not, prior authorization is good for us. More.



10 Things I Didn’t Know About Drugs and Drug Prices

Are today’s chart-topping meds designed for the head, the heart or the blood? Learn that plus 9 facts about drugs and drug prices from 4sight Health’s David Burda. More.


Do You Speak Healthcare?

Acronyms and loaded language put patients on the defensive. 4sight Health’s David Burda looks at linguistics in healthcare in this in-depth column. More.



What I Did on My Digital Health Vacation

In today’s column 4sight Health’s David Burda talks about automatic scheduling, chatbots and where we are in healthcare’s high-tech digital transformation. More.



I Think Your Personal Health Information Alarm Is Going Off

4sight Health columnist David Burda looks at privacy policies related to virtual healthcare as tech giants Apple and Amazon expand in the industry. More.


Health System Capacity Problems Hit Home

Have you been waiting long? 4sight Health’s David Burda looks at wait times, shipping delays and booked-out appointment times frustrating patients today. More.


For Authorized Payers Only: A College Tuition Statement’s Guide to the Healthcare System

College students can opt in or out of medical coverage in their tuition costs but in David Burda’s experience the paperwork is a masterpiece of obfuscation. More.


10 Things Doctors Think

4sight Health’s David Burda uses his monthly column to break out 10 things doctors think based on five new reports, research and surveys. More.



Five Healthcare Lessons for Employers if They Read to the Bottom

It’s open enrollment season in healthcare and 4sight Health’s David Burda has some important takeaways for those providing healthcare for employees. More.

About the Author

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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