Mayo Clinic will conduct a year-long telehealth study to assess if use of patient monitoring devices in the home can reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations.

The clinic, with partner GE Healthcare, will implement the Intel Health Guide devices of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp. in the homes of 200 older, high-risk patients who receive care at Mayo's facilities in Rochester, Minn. Patients on a daily basis will measure such vital signs as blood pressure, pulse and weight, and respond to questions specific to their condition.

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