Be a Part of the Open-Source Process
Models developed as part of IVI’s Open-Source Value Platform (OSVP) serve as a hands-on “laboratory” for improving methods, resolving scientific questions, and engaging in an ongoing public discussion about value in healthcare. This iterative process is made possible by an ongoing cycle of public feedback, expert review, revision, and re-release.
There are multiple ways to provide feedback and make recommendations to improve the value tools:
- Submit Formal Comments During Open Comment Periods: 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.
- Modify the Source Code: To contribute directly to the development of the underlying model, click here access the source code and submit changes on the IVI GitHub page.
The IVI Open-Source Development Process
A Fully Transparent Process
Transparency is a key principal of the Open-Source Value Platform and essential to the open-source development process. In addition to making all modeling code and methods available for public download and use, IVI makes the feedback, review, and revision process fully transparent. All feedback received on IVI’s OSVP models is made publicly available following the end of the public comment period. Similarly, the results of the Technical Expert Panel’s review and recommendations are publicly released, and IVI’s planned revisions in response are shared ahead of the subsequent model release.
Feedback and Revision of the IVI-RA Model
All feedback received on IVI’s Open-Source Value Platform 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 discussions with patient advocates and clinicians, as well as formal written comments.
IVI held a three-month open feedback period on the initial IVI-RA model release, ending February 18, 2018. 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.
Public feedback received on the initial release of the IVI-RA model was reviewed by the RA Technical Expert Panel (TEP), an objective third party comprised of leaders in health economics, epidemiology, rheumatology, and patient communities. Based on public input, the TEP provided recommendations for revisions for version 2.0 of the IVI-RA model. Click below for a detailed report of the TEP’s feedback and recommendations and IVI’s plans for revision.
Feedback and Revision of the IVI-NSCLC Model
The public comment period for the IVI-NSCLC model is currently open. To be included in Technical Expert Panel review and inclusion in Version 2 of the model, feedback and suggestions should be submitted prior to the April 1, 2019 deadline.