H|T: The Healthtech Times – Apple’s big wave

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Loblaw partners with League to launch new health-focused app (BETAKIT)

League has partnered with Loblaw Companies Ltd. to develop and launch the grocery giant’s new health app.

EU’s Google-Fitbit antitrust decision deadline pushed into 2021 (TECHCRUNCH)

The deadline for Europe to make a call on the Google -Fitbit merger has been pushed out again — with EU regulators now having until January 8, 2021, to take a decision.

Zocdoc swings back at ousted CEO’s fraud allegations (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The online appointment booking service called for a dismissal and re-filing of the former CEO’s lawsuit, and outlined a financial rebound since his dismissal in a new blog post.

Rapid COVID test used by NBA gets $481 million U.S. boost (BLOOMBERG)

The U.S. government is investing $481 million in startup Cue Health Inc. to expand manufacturing of its rapid, point-of-care Covid-19 test, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense said.

Chronometriq rebrands to Pomelo Health, raises $5 million in debt financing (BETAKIT)

Montréal-based Chronometriq, which offers a platform to help health professionals book appointments and manage patients, has rebranded and raised $5 million.

AI is about to face a major test: Can it differentiate COVID-19 from flu? (STAT NEWS)

Numerous AI models are promising to do exactly that by sifting data on symptoms and analyzing chest X-rays and CT scans.

Building health care AI in Europe’s strict regulatory environment (HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW)

When it comes to leveraging AI, more than 80% of European pharma executives believe that Europe is behind the curve in general — and that European pharma is further behind than most other big-data industries.

Apple has the potential to make big waves in health care (CNBC)

Apple has three areas of focus when it comes to health: hardware, like the Apple Watch, software, like the Health App and ResearchKit, and services, like Fitness+, Apple’s newest subscription service.

Today in hires: Traction Guest, TextNow, Deep Genomics, Perk Labs (BETAKIT)

Four Canadian companies have filled positions on their leadership teams. Here’s a breakdown of who is joining and what they bring to the table.

India hopes digital health ID can get economy moving again (BNN BLOOMBERG)

A $23-million program offering a digital health ID to every citizen could bolster India’s economic growth amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of the country’s health authority.

On heels of $100M funding round, Olive expands healthcare AI capabilities (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

Healthcare software startup Olive is expanding its artificial intelligence capabilities to assist healthcare workers with time-consuming tasks like prior authorizations and patient verifications.

New proposed parameters for emergency wage subsidy that would be in place until December (BETAKIT)

The federal government has revealed what the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy could look like until the end of its tenth period in December.

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