Be a Part of the Open-Source Process
The IVI-RA modeling platform serves as a hands-on “laboratory” for improving methods, resolving scientific questions, and engaging in an ongoing public discussion about value in health care. As a part of the Open-Source Value Project, this iterative process is made possible by an ongoing cycle of public feedback, expert review, revision, and re-release.
Everyone with a stake in how treatment value is measured and paid for in the U.S. health care system has a voice in the open-source development of the IVI-RA model. Feedback is welcome and encouraged, from the highly detailed, like suggestions to fix a bug in the model’s source code, to the big picture, like identifying important determinants of value that are currently missing from the model or proposing alternative approaches to value-based decision-making.
There are multiple ways to provide feedback and make recommendations to improve the IVI-RA Value Tool:
- Submit Formal Comments: Written comments, methodological feedback, and recommendations for additions or changes should be submitted in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submitted comments will be made publicly available. Please include organizational letterhead, if applicable.
- Participate in Forum Discussions: To engage in ongoing discussion related to the IVI-RA Value Tool or provide focused feedback or suggestions, visit our online forum.
- Modify the Source Code: To contribute directly to the development of the underlying model, click here to access the source code and submit changes on the IVI GitHub page.
The IVI Open-Source Development Process
Feedback Received on the IVI-RA Model
All feedback received on IVI’s Open-Source Value Project models is made publicly available. Public comments received on the initial IVI-RA model release is available below.
IVI received helpful feedback from a wide range of stakeholders prior to release, including detailed review of model methods and interface design. IVI received feedback in a variety of formats, including both informal feedback and formal written comments.
IVI held an open feedback period on the initial IVI-RA model release. These comments, which represent a range of perspectives, are the basis for upcoming model revisions and will inform future iterations of both the IVI-RA model and future OSVP models. Click below to view these public comments.
Timeline and Important Dates
Release of Version 1: November 8, 2017
Close of Public Feedback Period: February 16, 2018
Release of Version 2: Spring 2018