Michigan HIE to cover one-third of state; Mayo Clinic in Arizona expands telestroke program to Navajo Nation;

> The Marquette, Mich.-based Upper Peninsula Health Information Exchange this week came to an agreement with Nashville, Tenn.-based ICA in which the latter will help UPHIE extend its coverage area to one-third of the land mass of Michigan. The new HIE, which is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Health Care Network, will serve 300,000 people. Announcement

> The Mayo Clinic in Arizona announced this week that it will extend its telestroke program to the largest city in the Navajo Nation. By November, Tuba City (Ariz.) Regional Health Care is expected to join 11 other "spoke" centers in Mayo's network. Announcement

> The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, which develops standard criteria for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, has posted upgraded 2013 criteria for its accreditation programs for public review. Announcement

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