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The dynamics within the health care industry are creating an information intensive environment that professionals must navigate as they deliver health care to patients. Clinical and non-clinical professions in this industry will be required to be knowledgeable and proficient in the development and usage of information technology. The future success or failure of health care organizations will be predicated on their abilities to effectively and efficiently manage the valuable asset of information. This curriculum blends the topics of leadership, system theory and management, technology, data management, and regulatory constraints so as to prepare graduates for critical leadership roles in health care organizations. As informatics leaders, graduates will assist in developing information systems in health care that positively impact patient care at an individual, local and national level.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) identifies Health Informatics professions as STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The BLS projects the demand for STEM professionals outpacing other professions. As a STEM-recognized profession, Health Informatics students will enjoy a challenging and stimulating course of study, and graduates can explore exciting and promising careers.  

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The HEALTH INFORMATICS accreditor of LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for MASTER degree in HEALTH INFORMATICS has been reaffirmed through 2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.


Program Outline - 48 total units  

FALL - Year 1 - 8 Units Units
HLIF 510    Health-Care Information Systems 4
HLIF 515    The U.S. Health-Care System 4
WINTER - Year 1 - 8 Units Units
HLIF 548     Human Computer Interactions 2
HLIF 565    Technical Structures in Health Informatics 3
AHRM 514    Biostatistics 3
SPRING - Year 1 - 8 Units Units
HLIF 525    Management of Data and Information 2
HLIF 545    System Design, Implementation and Management* 3
AHCJ 555    Writing for Healthcare Professionals* 3
FALL - Year 2 - 8 Units Units
HLIF 526     Quality and Performance Improvement* 2
HLIF 530     Data Analytics and Decision Support 3
REL-5          Religion Course*  3
WINTER - Year 2 - 8 Units Units
HLIF 520   Data Management: Modeling and Development 3
HLIF 550   Systems Security in Health Care 2
HLIF 555   Healthcare Vendor and Project Management 3
SPRING - Year 2 - 8 Units Units
HLIF 540    Leadership Perspectives and Practice 4
HLIF 570    Professional Portfolio 2
 HLIF 575   Capstone: Project and Special Topics in Health Informatics*  

*Designates a course only offered in the online modality; on-campus students will take this course in the online modality.

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1. Provide evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the foreign equivalent of a bachelor’s degree
2. Provide three letters of recommendation that indicate a strong academic background and professional readiness
3. Interview, if deemed necessary
4. Complete the LLU application, including personal statement, and submit application fee
5. Regardless of nationality or citizenship, an applicant whose native language is not English or whose secondary education has been given outside the United States, is required to pass a test of English proficiency. Test results/scores are to be sent directly to LLU from the testing service. Please refer to the LLU International Students website for details.
6. Minimum GPA of 3.0. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) may be requested and considered for GPAs less than 3.0.


Prospective students come from a variety of education backgrounds, including, but not limited to, health information management, nursing, radiology, patient financial services, health care government agencies, clinical and administrative decision support, computing services, and pharmacy. Employment opportunities upon completion include a variety of challenging prospects, including, hospitals, clinics, health information exchanges, elevated managerial roles, system development, project management, electronic health record system specialists, clinical decision support, database administrators, clinical documentation specialists, and consultants.

As the health care industry develops, under vastly expanding regulatory mandates, there is a need for information systems that will meet the needs of all stakeholders, and the need to educate health informatics professionals will steadily increase. The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) boasts a membership of over 4000 members dedicated to advancing the health care industry through the deployment and diffusion of technology into the health care process. AMIA projects a need for more than 50,000 new health IT workers in the next five to seven years. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job outlook for Health Service Managers to increase at a rate of 22% between 2010-2020.


The Electronic Health Record (EHR) Business Internship is an opportunity for students to apply for a paid internship with the Information Services (IS) department at LLUH, gaining hands-on experience and training on Epic’s EHR platform. A student must be in their final year of the curriculum and be a California resident to qualify for the paid internship.

Any student interested in the internship will be required to receive approval from their academic advisor, submit an application, and follow all HR processes. Students accepted and hired into the internship are required to register for an additional academic course to track their training progress, attend weekly virtual meetings, and set aside a minimum of 2-4 workday hours per week for their remote work hours. It is the responsibility of the student intern to arrange their work and personal schedules to meet these requirements.

Note: Students using VA benefits can take the internship, but the associated tuition costs and other VA benefits may not be covered as it is an elective course.


Our purpose is to prepare our graduates to be competent health informatics professionals through excellence in instruction, project execution, advisement, and mentoring with an emphasis of global service. The Masters of Health Informatics program is designed for the working professional. 

  • The program has two options for learning: On-Campus or Online
  • The courses are taught in the evenings (for on-campus learning)
  • Program is structured full-time or the student may opt to go at a slower pace taking at least one class per quarter.


For requirements related to English Proficiency exams, Transcript Evaluations, and Visas, please visit our International Students page



In harmony with the mission of Loma Linda University and the School of Allied Health Professions, the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management is dedicated to:
• Educating competent health informatics professionals
• Promoting the health informatics profession
• Extending the current knowledge of health informatics professionals at neighboring health care facilities
• Challenging students and department faculty to maintain high standards of ethical and professional
• Encouraging students and faculty to seek a meaningful relationship with God and a balanced Christian


To prepare our graduates to be competent health Informatics professionals through excellence in instruction, project execution, advisement, and mentoring with an emphasis on global service.


  • Conduct information system analysis, design, implementation and management 
  • Evaluate data structure, function and transfer of information, socio-technical aspects of health computing, and human-computer interaction
  • Recommend information technology, including but not limited to, computer networks, databases and system administration, security and programming
  • Develop effective verbal and written communications
  • Ensure successful project management
  • Assess quality and performance issues in healthcare using data analytics and performance improvement tools


  • 70% acceptance rate (2021 admissions) 
  • 100% yield (based on completed/submitted applications - 2021 admissions) 
  • 87.5% 2-year completion rate (2021 graduates) 
  • 88% employment rate post-graduation (2020 graduates) 


In order to achieve career entry competency, students in the Masters of Science in Healthcare Informatics program should have the ability to perform essential functions. Learn more about our Technical Standards here.

Braden Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA

Braden Tabisula, MBA, RHIA, CHDA

Program Coordinator: Master of Science in Health Informatics

Email: studyhiim@llu.edu

Debra L. Hamada, EdD, MS, RHIA

Debra L. Hamada, EdD, MS, RHIA

Program Director: Master of Science in Health Informatics

Email: studyhiim@llu.edu