Jose Azar, MD
Dr. Azar has over 20 years of experience and expertise in oncology treatment. Dr. Azar’s passion for transforming healthcare into a highly reliable learning system led him to co-found the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Implementation Science. Through his leadership, the recently published book, Agile Implementation, details the underlying theories and frameworks that explain health delivery systems and lays out the 8 steps of the Agile Implementation Model.
As the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at Indiana University Health, Dr. Azar utilized Agile Science with his teams to improve the quality of care and reduce unintentional harm in the hospital setting. This initiative has led to reductions in Hospital Acquired Infections, Venous Thromboembolic Events, length of stay, and readmission rates.
As the Chief Engagement Officer of Blue Agilis, Dr. Azar focuses on applying behavioral science to solve healthcare’s toughest problems.