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May 31, 2022
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Social Determinants of Health: 7 Revolutionary Ideas on 4sight Health

4sight Health tracks people putting revolutionary thought into addressing social determinants of health and making people’s lives better, like improving healthcare access and making maternal health a priority. Here are the top related stories so far in 2022, available at 4sightHealth.com.

Transforming Monterey County, California, with Co-opetition: Neighboring providers in The Golden State are trying both cooperation and competition to offer the best chance at making a difference in the community. More.

Separate And Unequal (Part 1): Healthcare’s Profound Maldistribution of Facilities: In this Market Corner Commentary, 4sight Health’s David W. Johnson shows the disconnect between healthy patients and a broken system. More.

4sight Friday Roundup, Measuring Health Equity and Maternal Health: David Johnson and Julie Murchinson debated whether you can use payment regulations to improve health equity and maternal health outcomes on the new episode of the 4sight Friday Roundup podcast moderated by David Burda. Listen.

Cracks in the Foundation, Part 3: Overcoming Healthcare’s Services-Need Mismatch: The current mismatch in U.S. healthcare is causing big differences in life expectancy. In some places that means taking decades off people’s lives. More.

SDOH, Doctors and Pharmacists: Medical schools are challenging medical education’s orthodoxy, promoting interdisciplinary and team-based care. They are the future of medicine. More.

Overcoming Medical Orthodoxy (Part 2): Reinventing Medical Education: Medical schools are challenging medical education’s orthodoxy, promoting interdisciplinary and team-based care. They are the future of medicine. More.

Health Equity Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 4sight Health’s David W. Johnson finds a message on health equity in Martin Luther King Jr’s powerful 1963 Letter from the Birmingham Jail. More.


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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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