Hugh Lytle is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Equality Health, LLC a population risk management company focused on improving care delivery for the underserved. Equality works with managed care plans, employers, and health systems to engage diverse members in a more meaningful and culturally significant way through customized, culturally-competent provider networks, mobile-based patient engagement platforms, and proprietary cultural care pathways, designed to improve chronic conditions that affect disparate populations.
A serial entrepreneur and self-described healthcare rebel, Mr. Lytle focuses on health service innovations that have a strong social mission and bring systemic change to the U.S. healthcare system.
Prior to founding Equality Health, Mr. Lytle co-founded Univita Health, a unique home-based care management business that improves the coordination and effectiveness of care delivered in home settings. For three and half years after founding Univita, Mr. Lytle led the company as President and Chief Executive Officer, building Univita into a national platform Independent Aging company serving over 6 Million commercially insured working-age, Medicare and Medicaid seniors and low-income beneficiaries.
Prior to creating Univita, Mr. Lytle was President and Co-Founder of Axia Health Management, LLC, the nation’s leading population health management company whose pioneering efforts led to the development of the industry’s first true single source provider of integrated preventive health and wellness benefits for Employers and Health Plans. Axia’s flagship product, The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is the nation’s leading fitness program designed exclusively for active older adults, currently engaging more than 2 million seniors nationwide.
Mr. Lytle brings more than 25 years of executive healthcare leadership experience to our nations healthcare challenges. Prior to Axia/Healthways, Mr. Lytle held executive positions at CVS Health and Xerox Corporation.
Mr. Lytle earned an MBA from Butler University (1995) and a BA in Economics from the University of Indianapolis (1989). Mr. Lytle is a Principal with StarWest Ventures, a strategic healthcare advisory firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Lytle is a Guest-Lecturer at University of Arizona Eller School of Management. He is an Independent Board Director for Great Call, Inc. and sits on several healthcare Advisory Boards.