InfoSure Health Insurance Evaluation Methodology & Information System - Principles and General Procedures
Structure and technique:
The InfoSure methodology consists of three main parts:
The choice of questions provided in the standard InfoSure package is intended to guide the evaluator in his/her interviews. Not every single question has to be addressed in an interview situation. The findings of the qualified interviews are entered into the tool, either as free text answers or categorized in the multiple-choice part.
The qualitative part, with its sets of questions, explanations and possible answers, gives the evaluator the leeway to describe clearly the health insurance approach that has been taken. There is always the possibility to explore other aspects as well.
The multiple-choice part offers a selection of possible answers to the questions posed in the qualitative part. These categories can be extended to suit individual requirements.
The statistical part is intended for collection of financial and epidemiological data.
Figure 1: Main steps and resulting products of InfoSure
The main contents covered by the qualitative and multiple choice questionnaires are:
The information and data collection is supposed to be carried out by trained evaluators. The evaluation can be linked to consultancy services. Once a minimum number of data records have been entered, the comparative information may be used in order to identify interesting aspects for further investigation, advisory, or to prepare a publication. The case studies and reports can be published also on the InfoSure Website (Please proceed to our "Links" page and search for "infosure".).
Exemplary fields of interest
The following topics are of particular interest for the analysis: