Health Information Technology Program Ranks Among the Top in the U.S.

January 22, 2021

The St. Philip's College (SPC) Health Information Technology (HIT) program has earned top ranking for The Best Registered Health Information Technician by Intelligent.com. The HIT program was listed 25th in the nation and named "Best in South" amongst thousands of public institutions. Intelligent’s 2021 rankings are calculated through a unique scoring system that includes student engagement, potential return on investment, curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, post-graduate employment and leading third-party evaluations. 153 schools were analyzed on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 50 making it to the final list. 

The methodology also uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each college and university. These rankings are aimed to provide unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. Their website offers curated guides that include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies.

The Health Information Technology program at SPC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology. With a degree in health information technology, graduates can work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, health insurance companies, state, and local government healthcare agencies and other companies that provide patient care services. Health information professionals are a vital resource in reviewing and reporting data collected during a patient encounter. 

The mission of the Health Information Technology (HIT) program is to provide an environment fostering excellence in technical achievement while remaining responsive to the needs of the community. The mission is fulfilled by providing education and training that assures demonstration of health information entry-level competencies by the graduates of the Health Information Technology program.

The entire HIT program curricula is taught online except for the last semester Clinical course (placement at a San Antonio or surrounding area facility). Online courses are rigorous and reading-intensive, as is the profession. The degree is 72 weeks. Approximately 2 of those weeks are not completed online.

To learn more about the St. Philip's College Health Information Technology program, visit: https://www.alamo.edu/spc/academics/programs/health-and-biosciences/health-information-technology/

 

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