ANN ARBOR, MI, Jan. 13, 2022 — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is delighted to announce the opening of a new degree-granting university for digital health professionals as CHIME University’s graduate programs begin in January 2022.
CHIME has built an exceptional reputation in professional education for 30 years, offering certifications to leaders in healthcare information technology fields. On January 31, online classes will begin for CHIME’s first graduate education programs: the new Master of Digital Healthcare and Doctor of Digital Healthcare degrees. These degrees are offered by CHIME University, CHIME’s arm for professional and graduate education, which has received authorization to operate as a degree-granting university. CHIME University’s programs will be open to learners in many states across the U.S., as well as to learners in selected international locations.
The two graduate programs are structured to provide the practical and conceptual expertise needed to assist learners to advance personal leadership in Digital Health.
Classes are taught by faculty teams that include healthcare executives with significant career experience and a passion for teaching. Each faculty team is led by a faculty member with a doctoral degree; thus, learners benefit from the instruction of both academic and industry experts.
CHIME-U degrees are all self-paced and affordable. This in-depth, relevant and rigorous program is available completely online and at the student’s convenience. Program features include Case Studies, Scenario-Based Learning, Gamification, Course Test-Out Assessments, Optional Graduate Seminars with Faculty, and access to invitation-only, in-person CHIME events.
Both programs will have rolling enrollment, allowing learners to start at any time throughout the year and proceed at their own pace. 
CHIME University is committed to offering students the opportunity to further their education without incurring extensive debt. CHIME University therefore provides its master’s degree and doctorate degree programs at a competitive and affordable tuition rate. Standard total tuition for each academic degree program will be $12,000, with a special member rate for CHIME members, CHIME Foundation members and other CHIME-affiliated organizations. There are no additional fees or costs associated with the programs.
Learners in authorized states who have indicated their interest in programs at CHIME University may apply for admission now. To see the list of authorized states, click here. (Learners should check for more information in coming months regarding additional states in which CHIME University’s programs may be offered.) Interested learners outside the United States may also express interest in admission to degree programs and will be advised on whether they are eligible to enroll according to the laws of their country of residence.
Graduate classes will begin on January 31, 2022, and admissions are always open due to the self-paced nature of the courses.
For more information and to apply for admission, visit
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers (CIOs), chief medical information officers (CMIOs), chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), chief innovation officers (CIOs), chief digital officers (CDOs) and other senior digital health leaders. CHIME includes more than 5,000 members in 56 countries and two U.S. territories and partners with over 160 healthcare IT businesses and professional services firms. CHIME and its three associations provide a highly interactive, trusted environment that enables senior industry leaders to collaborate, exchange best practices, address professional development needs and advocate for effective use of information management to improve health and care in their communities. For more information, please visit
Rosslyn Elliott
Editor, Communications & Media Relations, CHIME

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