Digital Health Professional/Leader Certificate

Standards & Competencies Approved

CAHIIM would like to thank those who participated in both of the public comment rounds for the Standards and Competencies of the Digital Health Professional and Digital Health Leader certificates.  All comments, from both Public Comment rounds, were reviewed and revisions were made to the standards, with these comments in mind.  This revised version of the standards and competencies then went to the CAHIIM Board for consideration and approval.

Standards & Competencies

What are the Digital Health Professional and Digital Health Leader Certificates?

The field of Digital Health is the intersection of healthcare, business administration, and information technology.

The Digital Health Professional and Digital Health Leader certificates, at the baccalaureate and graduate levels, respectively, are designed to prepare students, in a variety of disciplines, for leadership roles in the healthcare information technology workplace.

Recipients of the Digital Health Professional certificate, at the baccalaureate level, will demonstrate knowledge and skill proficiency in the following areas:

  • General Healthcare Knowledge
  • Organizational Vision and Strategy
  • Enterprise Value Management
  • Certificate program Management
  • Technology management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Impact of External Environment
  • Patient Engagement of Service Management
  • Change Management
  • Data Management and Analytics

Recipients of the Digital Health Leader certificate, at the graduate level, will demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in the following areas:

  • General Digital Healthcare Knowledge, General Healthcare Technology Knowledge, General Healthcare Knowledge
  • Staffing/Organizational Development/Roles and Responsibilities
  • Enterprise Value Management
  • Project Management
  • IT Governance, Asset and Application Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Internal/External Service and Engagement
  • Patient Engagement and Service Management
  • Change Management/Leadership
  • Data Management and Analytics


CAHIIM is now accepting applications for approval of Digital Health Professional or Digital Health Leader certificate programs.  For more information about the application process, please visit the link below.

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