Medication Outcomes Center
UCSF Medication Outcomes Center
The UCSF Medication Outcomes Center (MOC) was established in 2007 and is housed in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. The Center's focus is to assess the value of medication-related health care interventions. Among the many activities of the MOC, the Center performs research to assess models of institutional pharmacy services and cost-effectiveness of medications, supports the UCSF Pharmacy & Therapeutics committee, assists in the creation of pharmaceutical policy and performs drug-use evaluations. The Center collaborates with other departments, organizations and institutions where appropriate.
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 patient outcomes within the Medical Center and its affiliated institutions.
To become the premier center for institutional medication-related research and dissemination.
B. Joe Guglielmo, PharmD
Christine Cheng, PharmD
Candy Tsourounis, PharmD
Lynn Paulsen, PharmD
The Center is also supported by faculty from the UCSF health professional schools, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy practice residents, health policy pharmacy residents and student pharmacists.
The Center supports the Medical Center by coordinating and performing many activities which may include:
- Supporting the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
- Assessing adverse drug reaction trends and medication errors through the incident reporting system
- Contributing to the 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