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Microsoft To Close Down Its Patient Record Service HealthVault

Microsoft has huge plans for the healthcare sector and even joined hands with Walgreens previously this year to “change delivery of healthcare.” It has been axing the earlier devices it made for the sector, on the other hand, with HealthVault being the newest victim. Microsoft in 2009 rolled out HealthVault after 2 Years of beta, offering free access for health professionals to a storage platform of personal health record. As per media, the tech behemoth has begun notifying users through email that it is closing down on November 20, 2019, and will be removing all its info.

Microsoft is offering users until that day to transmit their data. The firm recommends transmitting info to other health record suppliers, specifically FollowMyHealth or international users for US clients and Get Real Health for US.

Two years back, the firm terminated its Band fitness wearable although it initially had plans for it in future. And previously this year, it declared that it is pulling down all Band apps and closing down Health Dashboard on May 2018. Yet, HealthVault did outlive the Google Health program that begun in 2008, and then terminated in 2012 to make space for Google Fit.

On a related note, did you create your e-book library with the help of the Microsoft Store? You will require making some changes. Microsoft has not only eliminated books from its online platform, but aims to eliminate access to current rentals and purchases in early July. It is not a total loss when Microsoft aims to provide refunds by offering store credit, comprising $25 extra if you have made annotations. On the other hand, that still leaves you spending dime for re-stocking your library via a 3rd-party platform and any notes you have made will vanish completely. Microsoft did not publicly clarify the decision.

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