Margaret M. (Maggie) Foley

Associate Professor of Instruction
Health Services Administration and Policy
Health Services Administration and Policy Department


Dr. Foley received her BS in Health Information Management in 1984, an MBA in Health Administration in 1994, and a PhD in Public Health in 2005, all from Temple University. Her research interests include uses and quality of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS data and the role of clinical vocabularies such as the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) in electronic health record systems.

Dr. Foley has over 30 years of experience in various aspects of health information management and education. She has held the position of Director of HIM for a large acute care teaching hospital and a psychiatric facility. Maggie also provides consultations on inpatient reimbursement and coding, auditing and ICD-10-CM/PCS education.

Dr. Foley has also held various volunteer positions in national, state and local health information management professional association; for example, on the ACDIS Annual Meeting Program Committee, the AHIMA Clinical Terminology and Classification Practice Council and as a PHIMA Delegate to the AHIMA House of Delegates.


  • PhD, Public Health, Temple University
  • MBA, Health Administration, Temple University
  • BS, Health Information Management, Temple University

Courses Taught




HIM 1101

Medical Terminology


HIM 3111

Statistics and Research in Health Care


HIM 3208

International Classification of Diseases


HIM 3216

Clinical Procedures and Pharmacology


HIM 4102

Legal Aspects of Health Information Management


HIM 4206

Intermediate Coding


HIM 4207

Healthcare Quality Improvement


Selected Publications

  • Foley, M.M. (2015). DRG Grouping and ICD-10-CM/PCS. J AHIMA, 86(7), pp. 56-59. United States. Retrieved from

  • Foley, M.M., Glenn, R.M., Meli, P.L., & Scichilone, R.A. (2009). Policy agenda for the next decade: creating a path for graceful evolution and harmonized classifications and terminologies used for encoding health information in electronic environments. Perspect Health Inf Manag, 6(Fall), p. 1c. United States. Retrieved from

  • Cook, J., Foley, M.M., Giannangelo, K., Paterno, M.D., Scichilone, R.A., & Schwarz, K.M. (2009). Universal adapters. Terminology standards enable meaningful data exchange. J AHIMA, 80(1), pp. 36-40. United States. Retrieved from

  • Coots, C., Joerling, K., Dougherty, M., Edwards, W., Foley, M.M., Kohn, D., Nicklas, A., Olsen, J., Richardson, A., Teal, J., Washington, L., & Association, A.H.I.M. (2008). Enterprise content and record management for healthcare. J AHIMA, 79(10), pp. 91-98. United States. Retrieved from

  • Foley, M.M. & Garrett, G.S. (2006). The code ahead: Key issues shaping clinical terminology and classification. J AHIMA, 77(7), pp. 24-30. United States. Retrieved from

  • Rothman, N.L., Lourie, R.J., Brian, D., & Foley, M. (2005). Temple Health Connection: a successful collaborative model of community-based primary health care. J Cult Divers, 12(4), pp. 145-151. United States. Retrieved from

  • Slade, D., Foley, M.M., & Cohen, S. (1994). Reengineering along departmental product flowlines. Top Health Inf Manage, 14(3), pp. 37-42. United States. Retrieved from