WXXI logoFor Immediate Release                                                                                   

Kristin Tutino, WXXI Publicist, 585-258-0253
Juan Vazquez, Managing Facilitator, 585-258-0240


December 17-22 on AM 1370, WRUR-FM 88.5 and at InnovationTrail.org

Rochester, NY (December 13, 2012) – WXXI’s Innovation Trail presents a week-long series of reports on the healthcare sector in upstate New York and its rapid transformations in the areas of telemedicine and e-record keeping. Innovation Trail’s Innovation in Healthcare series includes five radio features to air Monday, December 17 through Friday, December 21st during Morning Edition at 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. on WXXI-AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5, plus web video features that will post throughout the week on InnovationTrail.org. The series will culminate in a live two-hour radio/live stream broadcast, a 1370 Connection: Healthy Friday special on Friday, December 21 at 12 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370 and at interactive.wxxi.org/listen

Innovation in Healthcare includes features on:

  • The Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a group of Adirondack clinics using a new model of care called a "patient-centered medical home." 

  • The RNA Institute of the University at Albany and their strategic partnerships with the business sector aiming to get innovative medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools to market.
  • An app that sifts through Tweets on Twitter to show users the location and number of sick people in their area, as well as their likelihood of falling ill.
  • A Binghamton researcher who has come up with a plan to manage heating and cooling by remotely monitoring the body temperature of workers.
  • A hospital that’s being pressed to pay for city services, while another facility argues it invests more than enough in its community already.
  • A new Telemedia network that links together 40 primary care facilities and 8 hospitals in the Adirondack and Champlain regions.

Innovation Trail, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), is a collaboration of six upstate New York public media outlets led by WXXI, and including WBFO (Buffalo), WRVO (Syracuse/Oswego), WSKG (Binghamton), WMHT (Albany) and North Country Public Radio (Canton). Innovation Trail provides in-depth reports about the innovative technologies, businesses, and policies that are helping rebuild the region’s economy. To read and/or listen to Innovation Trail reports, visit: InnovationTrail.org.


WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues. The formal affiliation between WXXI and the Little Theatre, established in December 2011, enables the two organizations to work more efficiently by pooling resources and strengths in a number of areas including back-office operation and improved fundraising capabilities.  Log on to wxxi.org for more information about our services and programs.

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