Be a Part of the Open-Source Process
Models developed as part of IVI’s Open-Source Value Project 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 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.
Based on the recommendations from the previous step, IVI researchers will implement changes and develop a “roadmap” for future revisions. As needed, IVI partners with patients and patient advocates, providers, external scientific teams, and others to implement changes.
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 discussions with patient advocates and clinicians, as well as formal written 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.
Timeline and Important Dates
Release of Version 1: November 8, 2017
Close of Public Feedback Period: February 16, 2018
Release of Version 2: Spring 2019