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Accenture and Philips developed proof-of-concept software that allows people with ALS and other nerve diseases to control Philips products using their brainwaves, along with existing capabilities to use voice and eye commands.

Doctor On Demand, a telehealth company that provides video visits with physicians, closed a $21 million round of Series A financing led by Venrock and joined by Shasta Ventures and angel investor Sir Richard Branson.

The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS), Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Screening for Mental Health (SMH), and Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN) launched a pilot to test the effectiveness of a mental health kiosk in a Philadelphia ShopRite. The kiosk offers users a tablet on which they answer survey questions about their mental state, but it doesn’t take biometric readings.

Cerner will acquire the assets of Siemens’ health information technology business, Siemens Health Services, for $1.3 billion in cash. The combined organizations will have 20,000 employees, 18,000 client facilities, and $4.5 billion of annual revenue. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

23andMe received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a grant totaling $1,367,504 for a two-year project to support the further development of 23andMe’s web-based database and research engine for genetic discovery.

MedeAnalytics, provider of intelligent analytics platform for the health care industry, announced that the Mississippi Division of Medicaid launched a clinical data repository, provider portal and Medicaid Master Patient Index, leveraging MedeAnalytics’ analytics platform and Medicaid Management solution.

Janssen Research & Development launched the first in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the brain. The Healthy Minds series is a five-video program that discusses progress made in brain research and treatment, and offers insights for people living with mental illness.

ZeOmega released Jiva 5.6, a population health management solution that includes advanced analytics, patient registries, dashboards, medication therapy management and other data-sharing tools. The solution is designed to reduce admissions, lower health care costs, and improve the patient experience by helping health care organizations proactively identify and engage with high-risk patients.

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a medical device and health care IT company, launched OSTAR P200, a cloud based telehealth blood pressure monitoring system. It provides an intelligent, user-friendly device that automatically connects to WIFI and cellular networks, seamlessly sending relevant patient centered data to EMR’s and HIE’s anywhere in the world.

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