Health Information Technology Program

Upcoming Information Sessions​

Session Information
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All information sessions are held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus in Building 8, Room 2 unless otherwise noted​​.

If you are unable to attend the dates listed, please contact the program chair, Patty Origer, at for other opportunities to learn about the program.

Healthcare Meets Information Technology

The healthcare field is becoming increasingly complex.  Patients, providers, and insurance companies all rely on technology to access health records and other important data. Trained health information specialists, data managers, and other skilled professionals help to keep this sensitive information accurate and secure.

The Health IT coursework combines elements of business, computers, health sciences and health IT with practical computer lab and on-site internship experiences. Students learn skills in areas such as coding, billing, electronic health records (EHRs), registries, data analysis and reporting, quality improvement, legal compliance and other technical processes.

You will receive core skills for a wide variety of job possibilities, not just one specific job title.  Competencies related to value based purchasing, care coordination, population health, and valued based care are incorporated within the curriculum.  This degree allows you to work in hospitals, clinics, long-term care, insurance companies, government agencies, and other health care organizations.

DMACC Associates Degree

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Job Titles:

  • Application Analyst/Coordinator
  • Business Analyst
  • Health Data Resource Specialist
  • Health Information Management (HIM) Medical Records Lead
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Informatics Specialist
  • System Trainer
  • Data Quality Management
  • EHR Implementation Specialist

Average pay range: $17-$37/Hour

Typical work activities:

  • Handle sensitive, critical data
  • Support Electronic Health Records
  • Assist Clinicians to coordinate care
  • Record patient medical histories
  • Process healthcare paperwork
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings
  • Prepare official health documents or record
  • Maintain medical facility records

DMACC Certificates​

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Criminal background checks will be completed on each student. Criminal convictions or documented history of abuse may delay or prevent students from participation in Health IT education internship. Students unable to participate in Health IT education will be unable to complete the Health Information Technology program.

Location: Ankeny
Health IT courses are located at Ankeny campus with a majority of them being online and web blended. Other courses required for this program may be available online or at other campuses and are offered during the day and evening. Most coursework arranged to accommodate working professionals.

Meet Your Professor(s)

Patty Origer

Patty Origer

Ankeny Campus
Bldg. 24, Room 305