Optimization Methods in Health Care Delivery: Emerging Good Practices Task Force

Application of Constrained Optimization Methods: Report 2 of the ISPOR Optimization Methods Emerging Good Practices Task Force

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Constrained Optimization Methods in Health Services Research—An Introduction: Report 1 of the ISPOR Optimization Methods Emerging Good Practices Task Force

The citation for this report is:
Crown, W, Buyukkaramikli B, Thokala P, et al. Constrained Optimization Methods in Health Services Research—An Introduction: Report 1 of the ISPOR Optimization Methods Emerging Good Practices Task Force. Value Health 2017;20(3):310-319.

Co-Chairs:
William Crown, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, OptumLabs
Boston, MA, USA
Kalyan S. Pasupathy, PhD
Faculty, Healthcare Policy & Research and Co-Scientific Director
Healthcare Systems Engineering Program
Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center
for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Rochester, MN, USA
Leadership Group:

Nasuh C. Buyukkaramikli, PhD, Scientific Researcher, institute of Medical Technology assessment (iMTA), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Maarten J. IJzerman, PhD, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Health Technology Assessment (HTA); Head, Department of Health Technology & Services Research, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Deborah Marshall, PhD, Canada Research Chair, Health Services & Systems Research; Arthur J.E. Child Chair in Rheumatology Research; Director, HTA, Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute; Associate Professor, Department Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alec Morton PhD, Professor of Management Science, Department of Management Science, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Mustafa Y. Sir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Care Systems Engineering, Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Rochester, MN, USA
Praveen Thokala, MASc, PhD, Research Fellow, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
Jonathan C. Tosh, PhD, Senior Health Economist, DRG Abacus, Manchester, UK
Peter Wong, PhD, MS, MBA, RPh, Principal, Compass Clinical Consulting, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Objective:

The overall objective is to develop guidance for health services researchers and knowledge users regarding operations research methods to optimize healthcare delivery.

Specifically, this task force will (1) introduce the value of optimization methods in conducting research on health care systems and individual-level outcomes research; (2) describe problems for which operations research optimization methods are appropriate; and (3) identify good practices for designing, populating, analyzing, testing and reporting high quality research for optimizing healthcare delivery services at both the systems and individual level.

Background:

Recently, the ISPOR Emerging Good Practices Task Force on Dynamic Simulation Modeling Applications in Health Care Delivery Research published two reports in Value in Health on the application of dynamic simulation modeling (DSM) to evaluate problems in health care systems (Marshall et al. 2015a, 2015b). DSM enables the evaluation of a wide range of intended and unintended outcomes from health care interventions or policy changes in health care systems. These methods help decision-makers to anticipate the downstream consequences of changes in the health care system. Decision makers are able to test ‘what if’ scenarios of a proposed policy before implementation – without actually having to implement the policy first. Background continued...

Rationale

Bibliography

Activities:

Better, Cheaper, Faster: A Report on the Science of Optimization from the ISPOR Optimization Task Force
November 2017 - 20th Annual European Congress, Forum Presentation, Glasgow, Scotland

Optimal Allocation of Resources in Managing Medical Device Portfolios
May 2017 - 22nd Annual International Meeting, Workshop Presentation, Boston, MA, USA

Building and Applying Constrained Optimization Models in Health Care: A Case Study of Optimal Kidney Matching
November 2016 – 19th Annual European Congress, Workshop Presentation, Vienna, Austria

Constrained Optimization: Why Making Pizza and Maximizing Health Care Value Are the Same Problem
May 2016– 21st Annual International Meeting, Workshop Presentation, Washington, DC, USA

Timeline:

Activity:

Deadline:

Proposal approved by ISPOR Board of Directors

November  2015

ISPOR Milan meeting of attending members

November 2015

Refine and develop detailed outline through discussion of issues via teleconferences

December 2015 – January 2016

Assign sections of the manuscript to the task force members

January 2016

Draft manuscript sections

February – May 2016

TF meeting during ISPOR Washington DC Potential forum

May 2016

Revisions based on ISPOR Washington meeting

June –June 2016

Revised Paper 1 sent to ISPOR Review Group

Early August 2016

Address ISPOR Review Group comments during Face-to-Face meeting

Late August 2016

Revisions to address comments

September 2016

Final Review of Paper 1 - Introduction

Mid-October 2016

Task Force in person meeting during ISPOR Vienna

Monday, October 31, 2016

W15: Building and Applying Constrained Optimization Models in Health Care: A Case Study of Optimal Kidney Matching

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 15:15 – 16:15

Finalize & submit Paper 1–Introduction

Early January 2017

Start Report 2

February 2017

Draft sections

February – June 2017

ISPOR Boston Meeting - discuss outstanding issues & short course

May 22, 2017

ISPOR Boston presentation

May 23, 2017

Finalize for review

June 1 – 16, 2017

First draft of Report 2 sent for review

June 20 – July 10, 2017

Comments discussed and revisions made

July 11 – August 11, 2017

Final draft circulated – 2nd review

August 16 – 31, 2017

Revise and finalize manuscript

September 2017

Submit Report 2 to Value in Health

October 3, 2017

Potential presentation of Report 2 at ISPOR Glasgow

November 6 or 7, 2017

Expected publication in Value in Health

January 2017

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