Learn how to survive our healthcare system.

Eventually, you or a loved one will be drafted onto the healthcare battlefield—and the best time to prepare is now. Need To Know is the ultimate guide to help you learn how to navigate the American healthcare system. With over 20 years in the healthcare arena, Darwin Hale will teach you everything you need to know.

Need to Know is packed with good advice for staying out of the hospital and maximizing your personal wellness. Darwin Hale mobilizes his military mindset to give us winning strategies for better health, and for a better healthcare system.
— Toby Cosgrove, M.D., former President and CEO of The Cleveland Clinic

What is Need To Know and why does it matter?

Illness, disease, and aging aren't the only things attacking your wellness. The US healthcare system has failed to evolve like other industries, remaining fragmented and inefficient, unable to keep up with the changing needs of citizens, particularly those of Medicare age and veterans. But there is hope, and the best time to prepare is now.

In Need to Know, Darwin Hale, a decorated retired military officer with more than twenty years in the healthcare arena, presents practical and objective strategies for managing the system’s flaws based on military lessons learned. These solutions include how to:

  • Navigate a system that can cure or kill you

  • Use wellness to fight disease

  • Prepare for the future of personalized medicine

  • Arm yourself with a battle plan

You don’t have to fight alone. Need to Know cuts through the red tape so you can get the care you deserve.

About the Author

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Darwin Hale is the CEO of Advocate Health Advisors, a company he founded to help people make the best decisions about their healthcare. A decorated officer, Hale served thirty years in the military, ranging from peacekeeping operations to combat with US Special Operations Command in support of the Global War on Terror. Concurrently, in the world of business, he worked with some of the top companies in the fields of healthcare services, information technologies, telecommunications, and personnel management. Need to Know reflects a lifetime of learning what works (and what doesn’t) inside some of the most successful organizations in the world.