The Certified Digital Health Program is designed for all healthcare leaders looking to or currently serving in the healthcare digital space.  This program is designed to test one’s knowledge and understanding in the larger healthcare IT industry.  The program outlines three levels of certification: Professional, Leader, and Executive.  Based on one’s leadership experience and positional standing will make them eligible for one level of certification testing.  Credentialing is based on meeting the requirements outlined, continuing educational credits, and passing the CDH level examination.

Certified Digital Health – Leader (CDH-L)

  • 1 to 3 years’ healthcare leadership experience OR
  • CHIME/A-Group Membership OR
  • CHIME Boot Camp or Leadership Academy

Complete the CDH Leader application here

This is a self-paced program enrollment.  

Learners will have access to this program for 6 months from the time of enrollment.  

The CDH - L qualifying exam will need to be completed within those 6 months.

Eligible candidates include, but not limited to:

Team/client leads, specialists, frontline workers, directors and other similar positions within the healthcare field.

All CDH program examinations consist of 125 multiple choice questions, including scenario-based and independent questions. The examination will be taken without the aid of study guides or other resources. The CDH examination is delivered online through CHIME University and available 24/7.  Because the CDH program tests on one's experiance, rather than recall, it is important to note that the program does not include teaching components. 

Exam Study Materials

Upon completing enrollment into the CDH program, you will receive a login to access the CDH program within CHIME University. This program includes 6 months of access to exam study materials including CDH-specific exam blueprint, readings, practice exams, self-scored gap assessment, and study plans to help as you prepare.

CDH Exam Blueprints – the CDH Professional, Leader, and Executive program exam blueprints all differ and are specific to each competency level.

Reading Materials – a collection of articles and books that comprise the exam. Each reference provided is a supporting resource for the exam.

Practice Exams – similar written exam questions to test your knowledge and testing expectations for the actual exam. Candidates learn how questions are stated and the type of responses to select from.

Gap Assessment – self-evaluation of one’s level of readiness based on the examination blueprint metrics.

To maintain/renew your CDH status:

  • Complete 45 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with a minimum of ten credits per year, of which 50% must be CHIME University activities**
  • Submit renewal/maintenance fee of $199
  • Adhere to the CHIME Professional Standards of Conduct
  • In lieu of submitting CEUs, may sit for the current CDH qualifying exam

** If you have completed at least 80% of your CEUs within three years, you may apply for a six-month extension to complete the remaining credits.

CHIME is responsible to its members, candidates and the profession for ensuring the integrity of all certification programs. As part of the application process, all candidates must agree to the Certification Professional Standards of Conduct.

An individual pursuing the desired certification credential are to uphold the following professional standards of this program:

  • Be truthful in all communications related to the application
  • Abide by the rules and regulations for taking the examination
  • Do not participate in activities that may be unethical or jeopardize the integrity of the exam or violate an honest assessment
  • Abide by the eligibility rules and regulations governing the program
  • An individual awarded the desired certification credential agrees to conduct himself/herself in an ethical and professional manner. Certified individuals agree to uphold the following professional standards of this program:

  • Conduct professional activities with honesty, integrity and respect that reflects well on the program
  • Uphold the image of the CHCIO, CHISL, or CDH through positive interaction with others
  • Be truthful and timely in all communication as it relates to the renewal of the credential
  • Accurately report time spent on professional development activities
  • Do not falsify documents
  • Abide by the eligibility rules and regulations governing the program
  • Avoid conflicts of interest
  • Do not participate in activities that may degrade the credibility of a peer
  • Honor professional confidences
  • Do not misrepresent the credential if not eligible for recertification
  • Individuals found to be in violation of these standards may have their credential revoked and/or renewal denied. Some violations may be considered grounds for revoking CHIME or CHIME Foundation membership. Such cases will be forwarded to the governing committee for further review.

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