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 state-of-the-art, evidence-based, medication-related research to inform decision-making processes to improve health and reduce health disparities.
To become the premier center for medication safety, economic evaluation, and outcomes research and dissemination.
|Executive Director||Lisa Kroon, PharmD, Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy|
|Director||Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, PhD, MS|
|Faculty member||Kendall Gross, PharmD|
|Faculty member||Trang Trinh, PharmD|
|Faculty member||Candy Tsourounis, PharmD|
|Analyst||Mark Bridge, MS, Informatics Analyst|
Shanthi Noriega Minichiello, MPH, MBA, Academic Program Manager
|Resource member||Rita Jew, PharmD|
|Resource member||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.
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, PhD, MS