The UCSF Medication Outcomes Center (MOC) assesses the value of medication-related health care interventions by:
- Performing research to assess models of institutional pharmacy services and the cost-effectiveness and safety of medications
- Supporting the therapeutics-related committees in the UCSF Medical Center
- Assisting in the creation of pharmaceutical policy and performing drug-use evaluations
- Collaborating with other departments, organizations, and institutions where appropriate
The MOC was established in 2007 as a unit in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy.
UCSF Medical Center activities
The MOC directly supports the UCSF Medical Center by coordinating and performing many activities, which may include:
- Supporting the UCSF Medical Center's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
- Assessing adverse drug reaction trends and medication errors through the incident reporting system
- Contributing to the UCSF Medical Center's Medication Safety Subcommittee
- Conducting medication related audits for continuous quality improvement
- Conducting critical reviews on medications and medication use
- Performing medication related cost-effectiveness analyses
- Supports the teaching mission of the campus
Mission and vision
The mission of the MOC is to conduct quality medication-related research and evidence-based analyses, evaluate pharmaceutical models of care, and contribute to continuous quality improvement to help implement value-added strategies and improve medication safety and patient outcomes within the Medical Center and its affiliated institutions.
To become the premier center for institutional medication-related research and dissemination.
- Lisa Kroon, PharmD, Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
- Bret Brodowy, PharmD, FCSHP
- Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
- Tracy Lin, PhD
- Kim Darin, Program Coordinator
- Daniel Wandres, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer, UCSF Medical Center
The MOC is also supported by faculty members from the UCSF health professional schools, clinical pharmacists, drug policy pharmacy residents, health policy pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.
Bret Brodowy, PharmD, FCSHP