Noted Author and Health Columnist David W. Johnson to Join Healthcare Technology Incubator MATTER as Author-in-Residence

(CHICAGO, IL) – June 29, 2016 – David W. Johnson, author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, writer of the widely read Market Corner commentaries, and founder and CEO of 4sight Health, will join healthcare technology incubator MATTER as its author-in-residence. During his year-long residency, Johnson will tell stories from the frontlines of innovation in American healthcare, blogging and writing on behalf of MATTER.

“There is no more interesting place in healthcare than MATTER,” said Johnson. “I’m tremendously excited about engaging with the talented entrepreneurs and visionaries there.”

“I’m a long-time admirer of David Johnson’s writing and the thought leadership he has demonstrated on the topic of market-driven healthcare reform,” said Steven Collens, chief executive officer, MATTER. “David’s vast knowledge of the healthcare industry and his passion for innovation and disruption to improve the status quo make him a perfect candidate to shine a light on the interesting stories coming out of our innovation community. We are honored to have him as our first author-in-residence.”

“Market-driven reform is transforming American healthcare and entrepreneurial startups are leading that charge by challenging incumbents clinging to old business models,” added Johnson. “Startups get it. In post-reform healthcare, outcomes matter, customers count and value rules.”

About David W. Johnson and 4sight Health

Johnson is the CEO and founder of 4sight Health (, a boutique advisory firm specializing in healthcare thought capital, strategic advisory services, and venture investing. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, author-in-residence at the Health Management Academy, and writer of the widely read Market Corner commentaries. Johnson is also an advisor, investor, and board member of a number of early-stage healthcare companies. During his 28-year investment-banking career, he managed over $30 billion in healthcare revenue bonds and led significant strategic advisory engagements for health system clients.


MATTER is a community of entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders working together to harness technology to improve health and healthcare. More than 125 healthcare technology startups operate at MATTER, and the company partners with 10 hospitals and health systems, four universities and more than 40 industry-leading companies. By equipping, empowering and emboldening healthcare innovators, MATTER accelerates the development of technologies that solve the right healthcare problems in the right ways. For more information, visit and follow @matterchicago.

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