InfoSure Health Insurance Evaluation Methodology & Information System - Advantages and Limitations


The InfoSure product offers a wide range of opportunities for describing, evaluating, monitoring and comparing health insurance schemes. The web-based, multilingual database application:

  • InfoSure provides you with a clearly structured questionnaire for collecting substantial quantitative and qualitative data (also available as PDF-File on the CD-ROM).
  • InfoSure supports the design, implementation and survey of health insurance schemes as well as their continuous monitoring.
  • InfoSure is a professional tool designed to measure the appropriateness of and accessibility to health care benefits, to encourage efficiency and quality control as well as to provide an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of insurance schemes.
  • InfoSure supports consultancy and decision-making in health care financing and health insurance by improving evidence-based actions and advice.
  • InfoSure allows world-wide access to a pool of expertise and exchange of practical and scientific experience amongst policymakers, administrators, insurance managers, stakeholders, academics, and more.
  • InfoSure evaluation methodology and information system is suitable for many further purposes and can be adapted to explore a wide range of issues.
  • The InfoSure evaluation methodology is a comprehensive tool, therefore the use of the instrument is time-consuming (a period of 10 days must be allocated for each evaluation).
  • Evaluations ought to be conducted with a counterpart who is not only familiar with the concept of health insurance, but who knows the country and the people.
  • If the management of a health insurance scheme is convinced to gain from the InfoSure application, it will be easier to carry out the evaluation.
  • Business management data are often not available in smaller and less formalised health insurance schemes. Others might refuse to give access to internal data.
  • Consultation of different stakeholders is needed in order to ensure that a multi-faceted picture of the insurance scheme is obtained. This is often difficult to achieve.