HealthVault Not Shutting Down Claims Chief Architect At Microsoft

Windows maker Microsoft Corp. revealed that it has no intentions of bringing the shutters down on its HealthVault, a service that allows users to keep all their medical data in one place.

Interestingly, the announcement came from the software giant barely a week after rival Google had formally announced about shutting down a similar service, as it was not too much popular amongst customers.

"What does this mean for HealthVault? The 'buzz' online ranges wildly, but the real and simple answer is: nothing," Sean Nolan, chief architect for Microsoft's Health Solutions Group, explained in a blog post on Sunday.

The chief architect also highlighted the fact that his company has been consistently showing advancement in its commitment to the service.

Microsoft just recently made the HealthVault service available to be accessed via mobile phones. It also unveiled a SDK (software development kit) for developers to come up with a dedicated mobile app for the service.

“HealthVault was created so that developers could build great applications --- there’s a ton of documentation and reference materials on our MSDN site. From there, you can also download our .NET SDK,” he added.