For the last 4-5 years we have been educating our clients about the importance and details of proper security in your healthcare IT environment. We have been "preaching" the message of diligence and attention to detail as it relates to HIPAA and HITECH. However, the Healthcare media industry has really started to shine a light on the realities of security risk in our healthcare IT environments. This is no longer a HIPAA compliance project where we check a few boxes, update a policy book, do some DVD based training and expect that we have covered ourselves for the next audit. These risks are real and they can be extremely damaging to an organization if not kept in check.