Ashbec LLC - Treatment Optimization for Patient Safety (TOPS)

Ashbec LLC - Treatment Optimization for Patient Safety (TOPS)

Information Technology and Management Consulting Services

Cross Industry Services

Ashbec LLC provides a full range of IT services for small to mid-size projects and can contribute to large scale efforts.
Services include:

  • full stack development in a LAMP environment,
  • conversion of legacy systems to modern technology,
  • Android and iOS app development,
  • IT research and training and
  • business transformation/strategic planning.

All services offered will be of the highest quality with rates commensurate with the project complexity and skills required. For more details click here.

Healthcare specific services

How Safe Is The Hospital Near You?

Recent estimates of the annual deaths caused by preventable medical error range from 250,000 people to 440,000 people. Generally speaking, the consensus seems to be that preventable medical error has become the third leading cause of death although it was bumped to fourth in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nonlethal injuries are much too common. It is becoming increasingly important to select hospitals that are reaching their safety objectives.

Ashbec LLC has developed an objective hospital patient safety rating system based on data reported by hospitals to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The intent is to provide a rating based on observable data rather than the subjective opinions used in many published rankings of hospitals. The website and apps rate overall hospital safety as well as providing safety ratings for a limited number of healthcare specialties (cardiac, orthopedic and pulmonary care) to the extent possible from the available CMS data. These ratings are available here and via either an iOS app on the Apple app store or an Android app available through Google Play. You can download the apps to your phone for free here:

For a more detailed explanation of the calculations and measurements used in the hospital rating, see Ashbec Hospital Patient Safety Ranking System in the research and analysis section.

For additional information on healthcare consulting services see the description here.