ezDI @ AHIMA 17 Convention & Exhibit

ezDI product experts will be available to talk to you about how our cutting edge products and solutions can benefit your coding workflow. Know how niche technology developed by ezDI results in one platform and coding optimization opportunities. AHIMA17 is the window for you to see and evaluate our HIM coding solutions:

What's next in CAC and CDI world - now that ICD-10 is implemented?

Speaker 1:

Neil Shah - Chief Innovation Officer, ezDI, Inc.

As chief innovation officer, Neil is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations as well as leading the company’s product innovation and product development strategies. He is a co-founder of ezDI. He firmly believes that technology has the ability to change the world, making it a better place for all of us. Neil is a mechanical engineer by training and can be found moonlighting with new gadgets and technologies or enjoying Starbucks coffee at Barnes and Noble. He is based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Speaker 2:

Terry Ciesla - Executive Vice President , ezDI, Inc.

Terry previously served as a Director for Implementation Services at MedQuist, overseeing the implementation of all products and services across customer hospitals. During his tenure with MedQuist, he also served as the Implementation Director for National Health Services (i.e., HCA, Tenet, UHS, etc.) as well as for their Radiology and Cardiology service lines and also served as the Regional Director, Florida Division.

Before joining MedQuist, he was the Assistant Director, Patient Services, with the University of South Florida Physicians Group, managing a team of ~35 nurses in a complex academic environment of over 300 physicians. He also served as a healthcare administrator in the US Navy for 20 years. Terry possesses a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration from National-Louis University.

Healthcare organizations are increasingly under attack, and it’s time for security practitioners to shore up their defenses! Through the latest cloud technology, in-depth technical knowledge and vendor solutions, attendees will walk away with cyber hygiene strategies that address the most pressing issues in healthcare today: ransomware, data breaches, security awareness, and understanding their health eco-system and where ePHI resides.

The participant in this session will gain a general understanding of:

  • Work-sheets and take aways
  • Key terms on security
  • Advantages of cloud
  • Steps to purchase Computer-Assisted Coding technology

Neil Shah, the Chief Innovation Officer at ezDI, will outline and discuss the very basics of what HIM professionals need to know and understand when evaluating, choosing and working with an HIM Information Technology vendor.


  • Evolving healthcare, ICD-10 and beyond
  • What is next in CAC and CDI World
  • Advantages of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics
  • Benefits of ezDI products and product pipeline
  • Stats on cyber crime in healthcare
  • Type of cyber attacks and its implications
  • Cloud versus premise install
  • Security levels
  • Why cloud is better
  • Why big is NOT always better
  • How to purchase technology
  • Security at ezDI
  • Benefits of ezDI

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