Introducing Helpouts by Google
This service marries the video chat features of Hangouts with the payment processing of Google Wallet, the identity management of Google+, and a slew of other Google service features. The end result is a gorgeous Frankenstein monster that lets you find expert help instantly via video.
Google + Helpouts is its own separate division within Google, but it uses all existing Google technologies.
Many providers have been asking if Google + hangouts are HIPAA compliant. Up until now the answer has been 'no'. Now for a charge it can be. Further details are forthcoming from Google.
Until now telemedicine has been limited by not having a reimbursable computer code (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT. These are computer codes which define the procedure or service provided by a physician, hospital, or alliled health provider such as a nurse pracitioner, laboratory or imaging facility.